The Environmental Information: Use and Influence research program is featured in the latest issue of Marine Ecosystems and Management (MEAM) in an article titled “Get Your Research off the Shelf and Into Policy: Writing Reports and Briefs that Influence Decision Making.” Written in the form of an interview, this brief article outlines the research agenda of the EIUI team and suggests several initiatives that could be pursued to improve the use of scientific information in the development of marine policy and management:
- Empower stakeholders and communicate with them
- Embrace scientific uncertainty
- Foster trust
- Understand how information flows through relevant networks
- Empower mid-career scientists as intermediaries between science and information and policy-decision makers
MEAM is a “monthly information service on ocean planning and ecosystem-based management … [that] serves the global resource management community with news, analysis, and tips gathered from experts around the world.” MEAM is available through Open Channels, “the knowledge hub for the global community of practice on ocean planning, ecosystem-based management, and marine protected areas.”
To read the article, check this link.
To read the full issue of MEAM (vol. 11, no. 3, December 2017 – January 2018), check this link.