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Ocean Partnerships Speed Networking “Coastal community wellbeing – why should we care?”

January 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Join the Ocean Partnerships Network for another free online Speed Networking event over lunchtime! After a 10 minute introduction to this month’s theme, the Speed Networking begins and you will be paired up with different people for 7 minutes at a time over the course of the hour. A fantastic way to meet people outside your usual network!

Our aim is to connect people and foster collaborations, worldwide. Ocean Partnerships recognises the need for practitioners from different disciplines to interact, exchange experiences and ideas. Based on key marine related themes, our events are designed to provide opportunities for people from the sciences, arts, policy, private and public sectors to discuss topics of interest, network and just have fun! Register for our Newsletter to stay up-to-date!

This month’s theme:

Rocky shore with ocean in the background“Coastal community wellbeing in a changing environment – why should we care?”

Speaker: Dr Karen Alexander (Heriot-Watt University, Scotland)

We are at a pivotal moment in the future of our ocean. Disputes over the use of marine resources and real estate are ubiquitous but are likely to increase in frequency and intensity. We can carry on with established ‘ways of doing’ which risk embedding management processes resulting in conflicts that can become increasingly hard to untangle or we can instead set a precedent for a more balanced ocean future by exploring how wellbeing might be considered in environmental management and decision-making.

Dr Alexander is a marine socio-ecologist focusing on environmental stewardship and ocean and coastal conflict. She is currently Assistant Professor in Marine Governance and Blue Economy in the International Centre for Island Technology at Heriot-Watt University.


Interested? Register Here!



January 30
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm