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.
Currently, we are running 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, and the link to take part, can be found here.