Combining Stakeholder Knowledge to Promote Innovation and Transformative Actions in Support of Sustainable Development Goal 14
University College Dublin; Cluster of Excellence “the Future Ocean” – GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and Kiel University; Future Earth

What are the opportunities for innovation and transformative solutions when combining knowledge and expertise from academic science with the knowledge and experience from other stakeholders? The scientific community is developing a multi- stakeholder Ocean Knowledge-Action Network (Ocean KAN) to advance integrated ocean research globally, to chart a course from knowledge of ocean systems to changes in stakeholder behaviour via change in economic, social, environmental and goverance pillars of the UN Sustainable Development 2030 Agenda.

Contributions among others by:

-  Susan Avery, Consortium for Ocean Leadership, President Emerita Woods Hole Oceanographic (WHOI)
-  Peter Haugan, President of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Comission (IOC)
-  Naoko Ishii, Global Environment Facility (GEF)