Building inclusive and sustainable blue societies requires a radical shift in governance, economic and technology towards coherence and transparency.
Yet these innovations may already exist within the knowledge systems, practices and economies hidden from, or not recognized within, traditional approaches.
This programme aims to surface and reveal tangible and intangible cultural heritage, including invisible and marginalized ocean knowledge, practices and economies, and social and environmental injustices. Through participatory modelling methods, it seeks to inform ocean management and economic planning on the basis of multiple values and views.
It will explore new approaches to marine spatial planning, socio-cultural and environmental impact assessments, and fair and equitable benefit-sharing approaches through transformative social-learning.
Ultimately the programme seeks to support community-led initiatives for sustainable ocean livelihoods.