Future Earth Oceans Knowledge-Action Network Workshop

04.12 - 05.12.2016  
Kiel, Germany
Contact person:
Future Earth

Following the oceans-related survey in July 2016, Future Earth is in the process of synthesizing the results for feedback to the Belmont Forum for the co-design of a Collaborative Research Action (CRA) on Oceans for 2017 and also for the Oceans Knowledge-Action Network (KAN).

The survey will remain open and active for the time being.

Now, Future Earth, along with partners from ICSU and the Future Ocean (Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel) will host a workshop in Kiel, Germany from 4-5 December 2016 (changed from 5-6 December) to bring together scientists and stakeholders and make significant progress on the design of the Future Earth Oceans - Knowledge-Action Network.

Workshop aims

The primary aims of the workshop will be:
- To assemble representatives from several existing academic and practitioner communities dealing with ocean sustainability
- To discuss core ideas, practicalities and expectations for an Oceans Knowledge-Action Network, including a synthesis of outcomes of recent, related workshops (e.g. organised by CLIVAR, SSEESS, IMBER and Future Earth Norway, etc.)
- To share information on areas for potential collaboration
- To identify prospective partners (especially non-academic, action-oriented groups) who may be part of transdisciplinary teams to respond to funding calls for research (e.g. Belmont Forum CRA; Future Earth’s Fast-Track Initiatives; Horizon 2020; private foundations; World Bank and GEF)


There will likely be some travel funding available for participants, however space is limited to ~60 participants, so please register online by 9 October

Further information

More information on the workshop can be found at: