(an experiment from the March workshop)

Hypothesis / Challenge

Changing perceptions of marine conservation (NGOs)
Notes: https://www.flickr.com/photos/foam/16831952875/

Experiment design

Experiment 2 to change perceptions of marine conservation (NGOs)
See also: gone fishing in the Thames experiment and valuing what matters experiment

Bringing traditionally disparate or oppositional individuals and groups together for a 'team building' day. What would that day look like? What happens if we listen and learn? Can we have better solution-based conversations?

The day could be organised at the world ocean summit, or the plasticity forum, bringing people from ocean conservation together with people from renewable energy, plastics and/or fisheries.

experiment - gone fishing (et al.)

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Implementation:

  • identify key players
  • invite them to spend a day and ask them about their needs, perceptions and values
  • the day might potentially be facilitated
  • explore options at blue week, Portugal world ocean summit, plasticity forum…
  • design and implement the day
  • reflect on outcomes
Needs
  • Good facilitators
  • Research time
  • Economic expertise
  • Community opinion leaders
  • party/event organiser
Offers
  • Nic: FF’s experience at engaging communities/fishers; inputs to workshop; connections and networks of others working on the issue; possibility of peer exchange
  • Giles: Facilitation
  • MVL: Access to scientific experts if useful; case study feeding [xxxx] (Bloomberg)
  • Sue: developing, monitoring and evaluation tools to measure impact; time and research
  • Aniol: paella, economics [xxxx] connector [person?]
  • Andrew F: health benefits of Natura 2000
  • Andrew B.: Party, Valuing nature/health
  • Louisa: venue, info blue week, with [xxx], share experiences of [xxx]
  • Amy: taking the lead on 'gone fishing’; time, ideas, contacts for day out; time or sounding board for cultural

Progress

Results