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Five actionable pillars to engage the next generation of leaders in the co-design of transformative ocean solutions


Satterthwaite, EV and Komyakova, V and Erazo, NG and Gammage, L and Juma, GA and Kelly, R and Kleinman, D and Lobelle, D and James, RS and Zanuri, NBM, Five actionable pillars to engage the next generation of leaders in the co-design of transformative ocean solutions, PLoS Biology, 20, (10) Article e3001832. ISSN 1544-9173 (2022) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright: © 2022 Satterthwaite et al. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

DOI: doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.3001832


Solutions to complex and unprecedented global challenges are urgently needed. Overcoming these challenges requires input and innovative solutions from all experts, including Early Career Ocean Professionals (ECOPs). To achieve diverse inclusion from ECOPs, fundamental changes must occur at all levels—from individuals to organizations. Drawing on insights from across the globe, we propose 5 actionable pillars that support the engagement of ECOPs in co-design processes that address ocean sustainability: sharing knowledge through networks and mentorship, providing cross-boundary training and opportunities, incentivizing and celebrating knowledge co-design, creating inclusive and participatory governance structures, and catalyzing culture change for inclusivity. Foundational to all actions are the cross-cutting principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusivity. In addition, the pillars are cross-boundary in nature, including collaboration and innovation across sectors, disciplines, regions, generations, and backgrounds. Together, these recommendations provide an actionable and iterative path toward inclusive engagement and intergenerational exchange that can develop ocean solutions for a sustainable future.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Early Career Ocean Professionals (ECOPs), change-makers, co-design, ocean-based solutions, sustainability, resilience, transformation, international governance
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Human resources and industrial relations
Research Field:Employment equity and diversity
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Equity and access to education
UTAS Author:Komyakova, V (Dr Valeriya Komyakova)
UTAS Author:Kelly, R (Dr Rachel Kelly)
ID Code:154015
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Oceans and Cryosphere
Deposited On:2022-10-24
Last Modified:2022-11-28
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