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Subseaexplorers
by Paul Ransley (Other relevant actor)
During Subseaexplorers programme of activities the team will apply its capability in systems science, system thinking and compliance monitoring methods together with its members experience in applicable technologies to increase awareness and support knowledge and skills transfer to contribute to achieving SDG 14 and related SDG's through the use of holistic ecosystems approaches, particularly relating to the development of infrastructure and transport systems, by:

1 - Working with stakeholders to apply systems science and thinking approaches to understand and communicate the complexity of environmental stressors and the effects of systems changes, in a socio-ecological context.

2 - Using systems science and systems thinking to inform and support decision making including options investigation and effectiveness of interventions so as to design resilient socio-ecological solutions which identify leverage points and intervention types on both local and distal root causes and contributory factors, which facilitate making controlled planned changes and provide transparent compliance monitoring against those plans.

3 - Enhance actors personnel capability and overall stakeholder segment capacity in applying systems science and thinking and compliance monitoring techniques in both the direct marine sector and indirect upstream and down stream sectors which relate to ocean health stressors and arrangements for decision making and governance controls which are clearly linked to addressing identified stressors and contributory factor root causes.

4 - Support raising awareness and knowledge in the use of technology solutions and skills transfer in the use of technology solutions to those in both the direct marine sector and those working indirectly in upstream and down stream sectors, which are clearly linked to to addressing stressors and contributory factor root causes.

The above will be incorporated into diving, marine ecosystem awareness and citizen science research training courses and talks and papers delivered by the team members.
Progress reports
14.2
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
  • Ecosystem-based Adaptation
14.c
Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law as reflected in UNCLOS, which provides the legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources, as recalled in paragraph 158 of The Future We Want
Type of commitment
  • Activities to raise awareness of the comprehensive legal and policy framework for the sustainable development of oceans and seas, in particular UNCLOS, its Implementing Agreements and other relevant ocean-related instruments and promote their effective im
  • Strengthening ocean governance, for example through the development of a national ocean policy or regional ocean policy
  • Development of necessary infrastructure and/or enforcement capabilities to comply with international law, as reflected in UNCLOS and as complemented by other ocean-related instruments
12/17
Traceability model and road map, to be publicably available through dedicated pages on the partners websites, of applicable convention clauses through to regional and specific county or block implementation, action plans and progress statements developed by the responsible bodies, as an aid to planning, solution development and as a mechanism to provide transparent monitoring and demonstration of actions being taken to satisfy the higher level obligations and review the effectiveness of the overall intervention at the planning and implementation stages
12/17
Skeleton generic socio-ecological model with a worked example of application with a traceable controls and monitoring arrangements
12/18
Draft generic socio-ecological model with a worked example of application with a traceable controls and monitoring arrangements
12/19
Final generic socio-ecological model with a worked example of application with a traceable controls and monitoring arrangements
Other, please specify
Network of contacts in professional membership organisations and in media and industry sectors to raise the issue of SDG's particularly SDG 14 and the planned work products to create news stories and seek feedback and comments on planed deliverables
In-kind contribution
Provision of a field science investigation kit and dive equipment including ROV to support engagement and raise awareness when cruising Mediterranean and North Atlantic and at stopping off points
In-kind contribution
Skeleton generic socio-ecological model with a worked example of application with a traceable controls and monitoring arrangements
Staff / Technical expertise
Team members who are professionally qualified and experienced in systems thinking and analysis and have existing dedicated software and resources
Basic information
Time-frame: 05/17 - 12/19
Partners
Subseaexplorer and A2Zsailing
Ocean Basins
  • Global
  • North Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Directly Mediterranean and Eastern Atlantic Coast and globally through skills and knowledge transfer and making available a generic model as detailed in the deliverables section.
Contact information
Paul Ransley, Mr, paul@subseaexplorer.org, (+44) 0753 1470697
London
Other SDGs
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