Discussion of CoP Priorities
- Expectations of participants for this CoP
- Key topics and challenges to target and address for this CoP
Several keywords have been identified by mean of an open poll than could be grouped as follow:
Engagement and Community: engagement to develop fit-for purpose science, Community engagement, proximity, support synergy, stakeholder engagement
Culture, Awareness and Territory: Cultural heritage, perception and interaction with coastal ocean, archeology, dissemination, history
Ocean, Ecosystems and Resilience: Ecosystem health, Ecosystem functioning, coastal ocean, climate change, estuaries, key habitats, wetland conservation link nature and resilience, land-sea connectivity, resilience, knowledge of coastal ocean, human and coastal health, clean ocean
Socioeconomic and Governance: Sustainable blue growth, usage of new science-based information products for the coasts, socioeconomics, circular and sustainable, marine spatial planning, social and build environment, best practices in coastal area, capacity building
The most voted key word has been CAPACITY BUILDING although during the discussion more holistic and interconnected areas.
During the discussion three areas have been identified to cluster the area of work of the COP 8:
1. Human interaction and connectivity
2. Coastal area fragmentation by the socio-economical, environmental point of view as well as in term of knowledges and best practices.
3. Engagement of society
Expectations for discussion: best practices and experiences exchange, networking, collaboration in research issues, analysis of the funding opportunities.