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Building the capacity of EU early career marine researchers to operate effectively at the science-policy-society interface

Time: 2018.06.17 - 2018.06.20 
Location: Lošinj, Croatia

The challenges of developing skills to work with policy makers and the public are experienced by most marine researchers, particularly those at the start of their careers. This is an issue because traditional scientific training programmes (e.g. PhD courses) do not incorporate the skills and competencies required to operate effectively at the science-policy-society interface. To address this, the Early Career Network of the Integrated Marine Biosphere Research (IMBeR) project, in collaboration with the EU project EKLIPSE will hold a training workshop.  
The workshop will equip EU-based early career marine scientists with the practical knowledge, skills and tools that are needed to operate more effectively at the science-policy-society interface. Lecturers and experts from diverse disciplines and backgrounds from Australia, Croatia, Sweden and Portugal will enable workshop participants to develop a strong theoretical and applied understanding of the science-policy-society interface as it relates to the management of coastal and marine resources in Europe and elsewhere. Participants will also have the opportunity to interact and learn from local policy-makers and managers to gain firsthand insights into the world of policy and decision-making, and ways to influence decision-making processes.


  • Dr Chris Cvitanovic – Centre for Marine Socioecology, University of Tasmania, Australia.
  • Dr Peter Mackelworth - University of Primorska, Slovenia and Blue World Institute of Marine Research and Conservation.
  • Dr Marie Löf –Baltic Eye Project, Stockholm University, Sweden.
  • Dr Albert Norström – Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS), Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden.
  • Dr Zoi Konstantinou - Faculty of Science, University of Porto, Portugal

XXIII International Conference of Human Ecology

Time: 2018.07.07 - 2018.07.10 

Location: Lisbona, Portugal

This conference is meant to be as broadly interdisciplinary as possible – bridging science, social science and policy perspectives – with literature, humanities and creative arts.  Like previous SHE meetings, it is intended to bring together a diverse group of educators, researchers and practitioners who utilize, or are interested in, interdisciplinary and ecological approaches.

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