RESEARCH APPROACH THEMES

Science Engagement & Impact

CMS recognises the increasing importance of engagement and communication across all facets of marine socioecological research. Globally, public perceptions and understanding of scientific research influence uptake and application of this research in practice. Our efforts within this theme focus on improving communication and engagement with marine stakeholders, policymakers and the wider community. We aim to increase understanding of achieving engagement and science impact in practice, as well as work to identify the potential for activities, including citizen science and knowledge brokering, that can improve ocean literacy, marine citizenship and research uptake - ultimately, to develop pathways to impact for the timely and socially-relevant work and research we are conducting within the Centre.

Key research questions under this theme

  • How can we present our research to be relevant to the widest range of audiences?
  • How do we identify/engage the needs of the marine stakeholders (including marine management, industry, recreation, conservation, etc.) and local communities in relation to our research questions?
  • How can we monitor and maximise interaction with (and input to) our research?

Example activities

  • CMS Annual Showcase
  • Curious Climate (link)
CMS showcase 2019
BUILDING CAPACITY TO PROVIDE SKILLS AND SOLUTIONS FOR INDUSTRY, GOVERNMENT AND THE COMMUNITY
M A R I N E S O C I O E C O LO GY. O R G
University of TasmaniaInstitute of Marine and Antarctic StudiesCSIRO Department of the Environment
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