Transdisciplinary Research to the Rescue!

June 11 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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Academic researchers will discuss the value, difficulties and process of developing shared language and approaches to integrate many sources of traditional and contemporary knowledge, including that of fisherfolk, with a view to developing enduring solutions to ocean challenges.

The event will seek to identify contributions to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. For instance, with regard to sustainable fisheries management, understanding the local fishing practices and political economies into which scientific advice and modelling is necessary to ensure that models are answering the correct questions.

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  • A multi-perspective discussion on the value of integrating and applying varieties of ocean knowledge to meet ocean sustainability challenges
  • Hear academic researchers, indigenous knowledge holders, policymakers and others in dialogue about the promise and difficulties of holistic, transdisciplinary ocean research
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