The ecological goods and services provided by the oceans are critical to human welfare. However, sustainable management of these resources is of concern given the complex and dynamic social-ecological systems in which they are embedded. As the effects of both natural and anthropogenic impacts are projected to intensify, it is clear that successful marine resources management for human well-being and ecological sustainability, will require more holistic governance approaches that consider the social and ecological dimensions in tandem. The success of holistic marine governance is underpinned by the provision of interdisciplinary science that integrates both the social and natural sciences, to decision-makers.
To this end, the ClimEco6 Summer School aims to contribute to the development of the next generation of interdisciplinary marine researchers. Drawing on the expertise of lecturers from the natural, social and economic sciences, participants will develop a strong theoretical and applied understanding of each discipline, and how they can be integrated to solve some of the challenges facing the oceans. To complement this, participants will also gain practical skills in science communication and how to operate at the science-policy-society interface, so that they can more effectively influence the decision-making process relating to the marine environment.
A large number of topics will be covered, including impacts of climate change, modelling and the governance and managing of marine resources.