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 experienced by marine scientists, particularly early career marine scientists, working at the science-policy-society interface is well documented. This has arisen because traditional scientific training programmes (e.g. PhD training) rarely teach the skill set and competencies required to operate effectively at this interface. To this end, the Early Career Network of the Integrated Marine Biosphere Research (IMBeR) project will hold a training workshop to 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