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Workshop: "Bridging Shades of Blue"

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The “Bridging Shades of Blue” is a 2-day workshop to share preliminary results of an ongoing Seascape Assessment of 35 Global Environmental Assessments of Ocean status; identify how the International/Intergovernmental Panel for Ocean Sustainability (IPOS) could add value to the ocean science and policy interface in Global South & North, and start co-constructing key features of the IPOS. 

The workshop will bring together leaders and innovators in the field of ocean sustainability, covering areas such as social sciences, humanities, ecosystem-based maritime policy and small-scale fisheries. The activity is co-sponsored by the Maria del Maeztu Programme of Excellence, ERC Tradition, the SGR Marine and environmental biogeosciences (MERS), the Oceanography Society and the Ocean Sustainability Foundation.

  • Session 1 is open to the public will be broadcasted on ICTA-UAB’s YouTube ChannelParticipation in the remaining 4 sessions is only upon invitation.
  • Registration for in-person attendance of Session 1 is available (09:00 - 12:30) in this LINK, with a maximum of 50 participants.

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Program

Day 1 - Thursday 23rd March 2023 


09-09.30: Welcoming, introduction and workshop agenda 

10-10.15: Panel Session 1 - Taking stock of the current state of ocean knowledge production and interfaces: Short presentations followed by discussions on IPOS’s Seascape Assessment

  • Tanya Brodie Rudolph (Centre for Sustainability Transitions); Françoise Gaill (Ocean & Climate Platform and CNRS)
  • Chair: Leopoldo Gerhardinger (ICTA-UAB) 

10.15-10.55: Panel & open discussion - Key insights on ocean knowledge production

11.10-11.50: Panel & open discussion - Key insights on interfaces with policymakers, dissemination, and impact

11.50-12.15: Panel & open discussion - Additional perspectives not covered by the Seascape assessment.

12.15-12.30: Wrapping up the morning.

12:30: Lunch

13.30-13.45: Interactive Session 2 - Drawing implications for a value-adding, inclusive and impactful IPOS.
Breakout groups discussion to identify common priorities and tradeoffs in IPOS formulation.   

  • Moderators: Andre Colonese (ICTA-UAB); Patrizia Ziveri (ICTA-UAB); Françoise Gaill (Ocean & Climate Platform and CNRS); Laura Pereira (Stockholm Resilience Centre). 
  • Chair: Tanya Brodie Rudolph (Centre for Sustainability Transitions); Leopoldo Gerhardinger (ICTA-UAB).
  • Participants: Kilaparti Ramakrishna (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution); Arnaud Lalo (CNRS); Sandra Amézaga Menéndez (European Network of Women in Fisheries and Aquaculture); Nicolas Fernandez (Ibero Latin American Network of Artisanal Fisheries and of Fish Producers Organization); Cristina Caparrós Vázquez (Cap A Mar); Cristina Brito (NOVA FCSH, Lisbon); Jay Marisca Gietzelt (Wageningen University); Eloise Littley (ICTA-UAB); Graham Mortyn (ICTA-UAB); Richard Norris (Scripps Institution of Oceanography); Marion Glaser (Leibniz ZMT); Samiya Selim (University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh); Maria Laamanen (DG-MARE); Arthur Tuda (WIOMSA); Brian O’Riordan (Life Platform); Emma Mckinley (Cardiff University); Andrei Polejack (Ministry of Science and Technology, Brazil); Marjan van den Belt (NZ Fisheries Department); Maina Sage (French Polynesian politician former Cabinet Minister); Lucas Becquet (IPOS); Juliette Jacquemont (IPOS)'Frank Muller-Karger (Marine Life 2030); Sergio Rossi (UniSalento).

13.45-15.15: Co-design IPOS's ‘ID Cards' in six themes: i - types of ocean knowledge to be covered; ii - the way this knowledge should be produced; iii - types of recommendations that should be formulated; iv - ideal engagement with policymakers; v - knowledge dissemination/ communication strategy; vi - measurement of success.

15.15-15.30: Coffee

15.30-17.00: Report back & discussion: Present the results from the breakouts and discuss the common features emerging, and remaining trade-offs to be addressed.

17-17.15: Wrapping Up: Comment on the trends emerging from the breakout exercise.

17.15-17.30: Next steps: Objectives of Day 2

20:00 - 20.30: Dinner at Garden Pizza
 

Day 2 - Friday 24th March 2023 


09-09.10: Welcoming 

09.10: Plenary Session 3: Crystallizing the work from Day 1

09.10-09.25: Towards a vision and mission statement for the IPOS

  • Chair: Tanya Brodie Rudolph (Centre for Sustainability Transitions); Leopoldo Gerhardinger (ICTA-UAB); Françoise Gaill (Ocean & Climate Platform and CNRS).

09.25-10.30: Open discussion: Collect reactions from the audience, and select/adapt the best vision and mission statement.

10.45-11.00: Interactive Session 4: Developing the ingredients of a successful IPOS

  • Moderators: Andre Colonese (ICTA-UAB); Patrizia Ziveri (ICTA-UAB); Françoise Gaill (Ocean & Climate Platform and CNRS); Laura Pereira (Stockholm Resilience Centre).
  • Chair: Tanya Brodie Rudolph (Centre for Sustainability Transitions); Leopoldo Gerhardinger (ICTA-UAB).
  • Participants: Kilaparti Ramakrishna (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution); Arnaud Lalo (CNRS); Sandra Amézaga Menéndez (European Network of Women in Fisheries and Aquaculture); Nicolas Fernandez (Ibero Latin American Network of Artisanal Fisheries and of Fish Producers Organization); Cristina Caparrós Vázquez (Cap A Mar); Cristina Brito (NOVA FCSH, Lisbon); Jay Marisca Gietzelt (Wageningen University); Eloise Littley (ICTA-UAB); Graham Mortyn (ICTA-UAB); Richard Norris (Scripps Institution of Oceanography); Marion Glaser (Leibniz ZMT); Samiya Selim (University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh); Maria Laamanen (DG-MARE); Arthur Tuda (WIOMSA); Brian O’Riordan (Life Platform); Emma Mckinley (Cardiff University); Andrei Polejack (Ministry of Science and Technology, Brazil); Marjan van den Belt (NZ Fisheries Department); Maina Sage (French Polynesian politician former Cabinet Minister); Lucas Becquet (IPOS); Juliette Jacquemont (IPOS)'Frank Muller-Karger (Marine Life 2030); Sergio Rossi (Unisalento).

11.00-12.00: Break-out groups: For each theme, the groups will identify the (i) Main challenges, (ii) Proposed strategies and ways forward, (iii) concrete operational implications for the set-up of IPOS (resources, way of working, etc.), iv) key actors to be involved. 

  • Group 1) how to position IPOS next to the other members of the UN Ocean assessments ecosystem (WOA, IPCC, IPBES) and how to maximize synergies with them. 
  • Group 2) how could the IPOS interact better with stakeholder groups outside of the scientific community - in practical terms: citizens/ coastal communities, small-scale fishers and fishers’ organizations, youth, private sector, innovators and start-ups, investment funds, etc. 
  • Group 3) What are the critical elements for the next phase of the assessment: economic (how to ensure equity in sustainable development) and social (how to ensure inclusivity in knowledge).
  • Group 4) What governance for the IPOS, which committees and which decision-making process, what role is expected for the IPOS Secretariat, and should coalitions be set up in parallel to support taskforces. 

12.00-12.30: Reporting back & discussions: Present the results from the breakouts and react on concrete implications for the IPOS. 

12.30-13.30: Lunch

13.30-14.00: Continuation of reporting back & discussions: Present the results from the breakouts and react on concrete implications for the IPOS. 

14.00-14.15: Panel Session 5: Moving from theory to practice

  • Chairs: Tanya Brodie Rudolph (Centre for Sustainability Transitions); Françoise Gaill (Ocean & Climate Platform and CNRS); Leopoldo Gerhardinger (ICTA-UAB).

14.15-14.30: Run a survey to know how participants want to be engaged by IPOS in the coming months.

14.30-14.45: Session 6: Building a shared representation of IPOS’s Networked Pathways Strategy

  • Chairs: Leopoldo Gerhardinger (ICTA-UAB); Marion Glaser (Leibniz ZMT); Samiya Selim (University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh) 
  • Moderators: Andre Colonese (ICTA-UAB); Patrizia Ziveri (ICTA-UAB); Françoise Gaill (Ocean & Climate Platform and CNRS); Tanya Brodie Rudolph (Centre for Sustainability Transitions);
  • Participants: Patrizia Ziveri (ICTA-UAB); Françoise Gaill (Ocean & Climate Platform and CNRS); Laura Pereira (Stockholm Resilience Centre); Kilaparti Ramakrishna (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution); Arnaud Lalo (CNRS); Sandra Amézaga Menéndez (European Network of Women in Fisheries and Aquaculture); Nicolas Fernandez (Ibero Latin American Network of Artisanal Fisheries and of Fish Producers Organization); Cristina Caparrós Vázquez (Cap A Mar); Cristina Brito (NOVA FCSH, Lisbon); Jay Marisca Gietzelt (Wageningen University); Eloise Littley (ICTA-UAB); Graham Mortyn (ICTA-UAB); Richard Norris (Scripps Institution of Oceanography); Marion Glaser (Leibniz ZMT); Samiya Selim (University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh); Maria Laamanen (DG-MARE); Arthur Tuda (WIOMSA); Brian O’Riordan (Life Platform); Emma Mckinley (Cardiff University); Andrei Polejack (Ministry of Science and Technology, Brazil); Marjan van den Belt (NZ Fisheries Department); Maina Sage (French Polynesian politician former Cabinet Minister); Lucas Becquet (IPOS); Juliette Jacquemont (IPOS)'Frank Muller-Karger (Marine Life 2030); Sergio Rossi (Unisalento).

14.45-15.00: Coffee     

15.00-16.00: Break-out groups: Building a shared representation of IPOS’s Networked Pathways Strategy: Groups 1-4 resume working together.

16.00-16.45: Reporting back & discussions: Present the results from the breakouts and react on concrete implications for the IPOS. 

16.45-17.00: Wrapping up the workshop: Closing remarks, thanking the participants, asking for feedback on the workshop.