Between the 17th and 20th June 2018 the BWI will co-host a workshop for early career researchers on the topic of working at the science-policy-society interface.

Working with partners from Network of Early Carrier Scientists (NIECS) of IMBER (Integrated Marine Biosphere Research) project, EU project EKLIPSE and the MarCons COST action workshop subjects will include: the role of science in marine and natural resources governance; How to produce usable marine science; Improving knowledge exchange between scientists and decision-makers; and, careers pathways to have impact at the science-policy-society interface. Practical activities include, writing policy briefs; developing infographics; turning a scientific paper into a blog that people want to read; developing a Research Impact Plan; communicating research with social media and other web-based tools; building and maintaining strong stakeholder networks, simulated science-policy discussions with invited policy-maker; and, citizen Science – its role, when to use it, available data types.

Lecturers include researchers from the University of Tasmania, Australia, the University of Oxford, UK, Stockholm University, Sweden, the PECS, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden and the University of Porto, Portugal, as well as BWI president, dr. Draško Holcer and Conservation director, dr. Peter Mackelworth.

The deadline for submission to the workshop is the 19th of March 2018 through the IMBER wokshop application website. Grants are available to partly cover travel-accommodation-subsistence expenses, more details are available by contacting

Also, as workshop co-organiser COST action MarCons will provide 500 Euro grants (each) to 10 participants to partly cover their expenses.