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Development and expansion in the marine social sciences: insights from the global community
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-24, 11:50 authored by McKinley, E, Rachel KellyRachel Kelly, Mary MackayMary Mackay, Shellock, R, Cvitanovic, C, Elizabeth Van PuttenElizabeth Van Putten
The importance of understanding the complexities of societal relationships with our global ocean, and how these influence sustainable management and effective, equitable governance, is crucial to addressing ocean challenges. Using established horizon scanning method, this paper explores current trends in marine social sciences through a survey of the global marine social science research and practitioner community (n = 106). We find that marine social sciences research is broad, covering themes relating to governance and decision-making, stakeholder participation and engagement, the socio-cultural dimensions of marine systems, ocean literacy, community-based and area-specific management, and the blue economy, and identify future research priorities highlighted by the community. Our results, however, suggest several barriers persist, including the relationship between marine social sciences and other disciplines, and the visibility and recognition of marine social sciences both internal and external to academia. Finally, the paper generates prospective thinking and highlights recommendations for future research and practice.
Department/SchoolInstitute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
Place of publicationUnited States
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