Yesterday was the first day of the IMBER Science-Policy-Society workshop. This workshop is cohosted by the BWI, the Network of Early Career Scientists of the Integrated Marine Biosphere Research (IMBeR) project, the EU project EKLIPSE and the MarCons COST Action. The aim of the workshop is to equip EU-based early career marine scientists and final stage PhD students with the practical knowledge, skills and tools that are needed to operate more effectively at the science-policy-society interface.

The BWI conservation director, Peter Mackelworth presented in the afternoon, linking social science with biological sciences to help promote conservation. The workshop will continue until Wednesday and features lecturers, Dr Chris Cvitanovic – Centre for Marine Socioecology, University of Tasmania, Australia, Dr Prue Addison – Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science, University of Oxford, UK, Dr Marie Löf – Baltic Eye Project, Stockholm University, Sweden, Dr Albert Norström – Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS), Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden and Dr Zoi Konstantinou – Faculty of Science, University of Porto, Portugal.