MarSocSci | Webinars

Find information on our upcoming and past webinars below.

Our next webinar is…

Monday 24th August | 1pm BST | Dr. Patrick Heidkamp | Engaging the Blue Economy through Transdisciplinary Action Research | Register Here

Our second MarSocSci webinar with Dr Patrick Heidkamp will make an argument for the value of a transdisciplinary action research approach in assuring a just and sustainable future for our coastal zones. Through a review of Project Blue @ Southern Connecticut State University which focuses on engaging the Long Island Sound Blue Economy and with a focus on one specific example—the burgeoning Long Island Sound seaweed industry—the talk and subsequent discussion hopes to outline some of the challenges and opportunities in developing such an action research program. Register Here

Bio: Dr. Patrick Heidkamp is a Professor in the Department of the Environment, Geography and Marine Sciences at SCSU and a visiting Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University in the UK. He is also a co-director of the Connecticut State University Center for Environmental Literacy and Sustainability Education and an affiliate of the Economic Rights Research Group at the University of Connecticut. His current research focuses on transdisciplinary engagement with the blue economy and just sustainability transitions in the coastal zone. Patrick has international teaching and/or research experience in Africa, Central America, and Europe. His work has been published in leading journals such as the Annals of Regional ScienceApplied GeographyGeography CompassGeoforumGeoHumanitiesPolitical Science Quarterly, and Urban Geography. In addition, Patrick is a co-editor with Dr. John Morrissey of Towards Coastal Resilience and Sustainability (Routledge: 2019).

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Catch up on our past webinars below…

Monday 13th July | 1pm BST | Sarah Young | The Marine Pioneers Projects | Watch the recording here

Join Sarah Young for our first ever MarSocSci webinar! Sarah from WWF-UK who will be speaking about the recently completed Marine Pioneer projects that have been carried out in the UK. The “Pioneer Programmes” in England were set up to test practical application of the “natural capital” approach to environmental management (giving nature a value). What they discovered is…. the value of social capital! Hear stories and lessons from the North Devon Marine Pioneer collaboration with important implications for future marine management.

 Watch the recording here | View the slides here | Additional useful resources and information.