COMMUNITY BUILDING AND DIALOGUE

Summary and Expectations

Communicating the value of sustained ocean observing systems is urgent and necessary for their implementation, continuity and expansion, and relies on effective dialogue among users at all levels to build support from policymakers and the public. Through presentations, small group discussions, and an open forum, this breakout will examine how academia, industry, government, and nongovernmental organizations involved with global ocean observing currently interact with policymakers, stakeholders and the public, and how to improve those pathways in the future. Key discussion foci and projected outcomes will include (1) broader understanding of how existing ocean observing science and policy areas intersect nationally and internationally, (2) identification of opportunities to build global support for ocean observing through cross-sector and international partnerships, and (3) determination of actions that the ocean observing community should take to more effectively communicate and engage with stakeholders, leaders, and the public worldwide.

  • Develop common principles and best practices for user engagement, which are tailored to the different target audiences (e.g., specific demographics, indigenous communities, industry sectors, regulators, emerging service sector, etc.)

  • Co-develop tailored value propositions and use cases for ocean observing with user groups.

  • Increase level of funding & resources available for strategic user engagement & outreach activities, including economic studies to identify & prioritize engagement and co-development needed for highest societal impact observations and products/services.

Activities

Collaborating with OceanBestPractices Community

https://www.oceanbestpractices.net/

  • Attending community events to collect information on common principles and best practices for user engagement
  • Develop list of target audiences
  • Co-develop tailored value propositions and use cases for ocean observing with user groups
  • Examine economic studies to identify & prioritize engagement and co-development needed for highest societal impact observations and products/services
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