T5.1 Strategic agenda for stakeholder engagement

T5.1 Strategic agenda for stakeholder engagement
T5.2 Stakeholder dialogue and workshops

Lead: EMSO ERIC

A strategic agenda will be produced to frame stakeholder engagement and define common priorities between the different players. The agenda will be a living document, to define key global challenges, scope, potential for different types of joint actions and clustering, geographical coverage, and duration: Short (less than 3 years), Medium (5-6 years), and Long (10 years). The agenda will be updated based on stakeholder needs identified through dialogue in order to agree on Global Challenges to be addressed in the long-term (10 years) through the research vessel infrastructure. It will take into account EU and International policies such as the Sustainable Development Goals and the Ocean Investment Platform from the World Ocean Council (WOC), and key initiatives promoted by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) such as The International Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development which aims to raise public awareness of the urgent need to promote new technologies and the use of existing science to increase our understanding of the cumulative impacts that affect our oceans. Recommendations of the G7 Future of the Seas and Oceans Working Group and European Marine Board Expert Group will be considered. A collaborative framework will be established to better respond to social environmental needs, including, but not limited to, global change, ocean acidification and changes in geohazards and ecosystems. To do this, it is necessary to integrate the fixed and mobile facilities, bringing together relevant stakeholders with “managers” of the various infrastructures to see how the facilities and/or data can be shared.