Our research is co-developed with the communities we seek to serve and our activities designed to have a positive impact at this local level. We work with communities, community groups, civil society, governments and international bodies to create a network capable of connecting the disconnects in dialogue, science and policy.
Our Hub is open to any organisation that shares our ethos and vision for transforming ocean governance and sees value in engaging with the research and activities of the Hub. If you are interested in joining the Hub Network, further information can be found in our Stakeholder’s Pack.
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Beyond our research, organisations, groups or individuals may get involved in Hub through a number of our engagement activities:
Empatheatre is a collaborative, documentary theatre to open up generative dialogue on complex issues and sources of conflicts about the ocean. Productions are developed and performed from an extensive, action-based research process, in which co-participants -consisting of players with varying backgrounds and knowledges – work to research a matter of concern or central question. Through these explorations the team sets out to shape the data into an engrossing and relevant true-to-life theatrical experience.
Lalela uLwandle (listen to the sea) is the first empatheatre production of the Hub. Lalela seeks to make visible stories of living with the ocean that are seldom heard in the public domain.
Read more about Lalela uLwandle here.
Contact us here to find out more about Empatheatre and the latest productions.
Photo courtesy of Casey Pratt
Photo courtesy of Casey Pratt
Photos courtesy of Casey Pratt.
About the Ocean Explorers programme
One Ocean Explorers is a multi-disciplinary programme for young explorers to connect across regions, and build relationships and solidarity in tackling common ocean challenges.
Working primarily with primary schools (as well as out of school clubs) in each region, this programme is adapted for each specific context, with 3 objectives:
- Promote ocean literacy and awareness of local and global ocean issues in a creative, fun and multi-disciplinary way
- Inspire young leaders in creating their own solutions to sustainability challenges
- Connect young explorers’ across regions
Our aim is to create a framework through which young people will be self-empowered in sustainability issues, connected across regions and inspired to take action through respectful collaboration and solidarity.
If you are interested in the Ocean Explorers Schools programme please get in touch here.
About our events
Annually, the Hub organises a range of events – the focus of which are co-defined based on needs of our project partners, external developments, and stakeholders’ challenges. These events showcase the latest Hub findings or different topics and provide a platform for networking and co-development of further research. Upcoming events will be posted here.
About the DEEP Fund programme
To foster the themes of our research, the Hub has initiated the ‘Deep Emotional Engagement Programme (DEEP) Fund’ to commission artistic responses that capture connections with the ocean. The DEEP Fund will support creative projects that communicate individual and/or communal emotional bonds with the sea to a wide audience including policy makers and research institutions, as well as beneficiary communities in our partner countries.
The DEEP Fund Call 2020 is now open, apply here.
About our global placements programme
Our annual global placements programme enables Hub researchers to join partner organisations for a period of time to carry out specific research of mutual interest, embed Hub learning and undertake targeted capacity-building and training. Reverse placements will also be available for partner organisations staff to be placed at Hub research partners. Global Placements are hosted by official Project Partners of the Hub and an annual call to participate will be released for all Hub members to apply.
For more information about our Global Placements Programmes, please get in touch here.
If you are interested in joining the Hub Network, you may download the Stakeholder Engagement Pack, and submit your interest in the Hub using the form below (this is also available in the pack and can be emailed to us directly if preferred):