This seminar will look at science communications as a mechanism for integrating science into an ecosystem-based management research partnership. Using new and applied methods the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Research Partnership will be used as a case study looking at the intricacies associated with science management integration. This application to a specific partnership has both global and local significance dealing with large-scale marine ecosystems. Partnership participant’s attitudes and perceptions towards science communication and interdisciplinary integration will also be explored. Evaluation and application of lessons learned will be used linking theory and practice. A review of the current science management literature will also be included exploring how the research partnership and new large-scale ecosystem based management fits within science communications. The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (Northwestern Hawaiian Islands) is an excellent example of science management integration, with various stakeholders and the recent designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Managing this area using an ecosystem-based approach takes a team comprised of natural and social scientists, managers, educators and policy specialists. HIMB is distinctive in that its faculty has been conducting ecosystem based research in the Monument for over five years. Unique and biologically important science is used to promote an understanding of complex ecological systems and topics such as biodiversity and climate change to management and communities within the Hawaiian Islands. Successfully amalgamating marine science concepts using interdisciplinary approaches, this program has worked to develop a sense of place in the community, strengthening relationships between schools, neighborhoods, and society.

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Public Communication of Science and Technology

 

Looking at communicating science for ecosystem-based management

Carlie Wiener   Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology

This seminar will look at science communications as a mechanism for integrating science into an ecosystem-based management research partnership. Using new and applied methods the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Research Partnership will be used as a case study looking at the intricacies associated with science management integration. This application to a specific partnership has both global and local significance dealing with large-scale marine ecosystems. Partnership participant’s attitudes and perceptions towards science communication and interdisciplinary integration will also be explored. Evaluation and application of lessons learned will be used linking theory and practice. A review of the current science management literature will also be included exploring how the research partnership and new large-scale ecosystem based management fits within science communications. The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (Northwestern Hawaiian Islands) is an excellent example of science management integration, with various stakeholders and the recent designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Managing this area using an ecosystem-based approach takes a team comprised of natural and social scientists, managers, educators and policy specialists. HIMB is distinctive in that its faculty has been conducting ecosystem based research in the Monument for over five years. Unique and biologically important science is used to promote an understanding of complex ecological systems and topics such as biodiversity and climate change to management and communities within the Hawaiian Islands. Successfully amalgamating marine science concepts using interdisciplinary approaches, this program has worked to develop a sense of place in the community, strengthening relationships between schools, neighborhoods, and society.

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