This project focuses on understanding the reasons why researchers do or don’t engage with government organisations in general, and the UK Marine Management Organisation (MMO) in particular. Our aim is to identify both the incentives that currently drive engagement efforts and barriers that prevent it, information which we will then use to recommend changes to facilitate enhanced interactions in the future.
The project is being funded by two NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellowships, and a Small Grant from Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment & Society.
In 2018, we ran an online survey exploring barriers to and incentives for collaborating with government institutions in general, and the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) in particular, on marine related issues. More information can be found here.
Currently, we are organising more workshops, including one at the 2019 Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS) Annual Science Meeting. More information will be available soon.