In collaboration with the journal Frontiers in Marine Science we are bringing together a selected group of international experts to contribute to an open-access article collection on this on the issues and options for effective OL worldwide.
- existing experiences in OL (formal and informal education for children, training for professionals, tools for raising awareness of consumers – and of investors in the marine sectors…) and their effectiveness (from understanding better to acting differently)
- the role OL could play (in interaction with innovation, regulation, economic incentive, social norms…) to support human capital development as key component of sustainable growth;
- pre-conditions for effective OL for different sectors and target groups.
Questions relevant to OL include: Which knowledge – produced by whom – to share and how? Who to target – and how to effectively reach those targeted? How to design OL initiatives – including by mobilizing those targeted (via living lab approaches e.g.) – to ensure effective OL and pave the way for behavior change? What are the knowledge gaps that limit our capacity to design effective OL? As scientists, it is likely you have many more questions to offer and discuss.
It is expected that contributions will: (a) come from marine scientists, educators, training specialists, psychologists and social scientists, marine governance and sector policy specialists…; (b) cover different seas with clear cultural and sea-connection differences – with some experiences from outside Europe used as source of inspiration; (c) investigate different scales – from local to large scale such as countries or entire socio-economic value chains; (d) address the science-policy interface relevant to OL, discussing how policy(ies) might be adapted to better support effective OL.
Dr. Angel Borja, Dr. Francesca Santoro, Dr. Gail Scowcroft, Dr. Stephen Fletcher, and Dr. Pierre Strosser
30 September 2018 – Abstract
15 December 2018 – Manuscript