I just joined two inspiring associations and planning to actively collaborate with both of them.
First, I became a member of the U.N. Ocean Decade’s Global Stakeholder Forum, an international virtual venue for transformative ocean science solutions for sustainable development, connecting people and the ocean.
From the declaratory statement:
“The 7 Ocean Decade Outcomes describe the Ocean We Want:
A clean ocean where sources of pollution are identified and reduced or removed.
A healthy and resilient ocean where marine ecosystems are understood, protected, restored and managed.
A productive ocean supporting sustainable food supply and a sustainable ocean economy.
A predicted ocean where society understands and can respond to changing ocean conditions.
A safe ocean where life and livelihoods are protected from ocean-related hazards.
An accessible ocean with open and equitable access to data, information and technology and innovation.
An inspiring and engaging ocean where society understands and values the ocean in relation to human wellbeing and sustainable development.”
[photo UN Ocean Decade]
Second, I joined the Marine Social Science association, Italy Network: “Launched in September 2018, the Marine Social Sciences Network is an interdisciplinary and international network working to bring together a growing community and facilitate knowledge exchange between diverse stakeholders from across the marine and coastal sector. Increasing awareness and understanding of the integral role that social sciences can have in management and decision making for our global seas and coastline is key. The Network is building a multidisciplinary community, facilitating collaboration and dialogue across the marine sciences, economics, the arts and humanities.The Marine Social Science Network was launched in a keynote address by Dr Emma McKinley, founder and Chair of the Network, at the Greenwich Maritime Centre’s Society and the Sea Conference, 6th and 7th September 2018”.
[photo by Chiara Certomà]