The Role of Stakeholders in Creating Societal Value From Coastal and Ocean Observations

Type Article
Date 2019-05
Language English
Author(s) Mackenzie Bev1, Celliers Louis2, 3, de Freitas Assad Luiz Paulo4, Heymans Johanna J.5, Rome Nicholas6, Thomas Julie7, Anderson Clarissa7, Behrens James7, Calverley Mark1, Desai Kruti6, Digiacomo Paul M.3, 8, Djavidnia Samy3, 9, Dos Santos Francisco10, Eparkhina Dina11, Ferrari Jose12, Hanly Caitriona1, Houtman Bob13, Jeans Gus14, Landau Luiz15, Larkin Kate5, Legler David16, Le Traon Pierre-Yves17, 18, Lindstrom Eric19, Loosley David1, Nolan Glenn11, Petihakis George20, Pellegrini Julio10, Roberts Zoe21, Siddorn John R.22, Smail Emily3, 23, 24, Sousa-Pinto Isabel25, Terrill Eric7
Affiliation(s) 1 : Inst Marine Engn Sci & Technol, London, England.
2 : Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht, Climate Serv Ctr Germany, Hamburg, Germany.
3 : GEO Blue Planet, College Pk, MD USA.
4 : Univ Fed Rio de Janeiro, Dept Meteorol, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
5 : European Marine Board Secretariat, Oostende, Belgium.
6 : Consortium Ocean Leadership, Interagcy Ocean Observat Comm, Washington, DC USA.
7 : Univ Calif San Diego, Scripps Inst Oceanog, La Jolla, CA 92093 USA.
8 : NOAA NESDIS Ctr Satellite Applicat & Res, College Pk, MD USA.
9 : European Maritime Safety Agcy, Lisbon, Portugal.
10 : Prooceano, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
11 : European Global Ocean Observing Syst Secretariat, Brussels, Belgium.
12 : Shell Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
13 : Natl Sci Fdn, Ocean Sci Div, Washington, DC 20550 USA.
14 : Oceanal, Wallingford, Oxon, England.
15 : Univ Fed Rio de Janeiro, Civil Engn Program, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
16 : NOAA, Ocean Monitoring Div, Silver Spring, MD USA.
17 : Mercator Ocean, Ramonville St Agne, France.
18 : IFREMER, Plouzane, France.
19 : NASA, Sci Mission Directorate, Washington, DC 20546 USA.
20 : Hellen Ctr Marine Res, Iraklion, Greece.
21 : Vattenfall Wind Power Ltd, London, England.
22 : Met Off, Exeter, Devon, England.
23 : NOAA, Sateliite Oceanog & Climatol Div, Ctr Satellite Applicat & Res, Natl Environm Satellite Data & Informat Serv, College Pk, MD USA.
24 : Univ Maryland, Earth Syst Sci Interdisciplinary Ctr, College Pk, MD 20742 USA.
25 : Univ Porto, Interdisciplinary Ctr Marine & Environm Res, Porto, Portugal.
Source Frontiers In Marine Science (2296-7745) (Frontiers Media Sa), 2019-05 , Vol. 6 , N. 137 , P. 24p.
DOI 10.3389/fmars.2019.00137
WOS© Times Cited 14
Keyword(s) ocean observing systems, stakeholder engagement, case studies, societal benefits, SDG14

The importance of stakeholder engagement in ocean observation and in particular the realization of economic and societal benefits is discussed, introducing a number of overarching principles such as the convergence on common goals, effective communication, co-production of information and knowledge and the need for innovation. A series of case studies examine the role of coordinating frameworks such as the United States' Interagency Ocean Observing System (IOOS (R)), and the European Ocean Observing System (EGOS), public-private partnerships such as Project Azul and the Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP) and finally the role of the "third" or voluntary sector. The paper explores the value that stakeholder engagement can bring as well as making recommendations for the future.

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Mackenzie Bev, Celliers Louis, de Freitas Assad Luiz Paulo, Heymans Johanna J., Rome Nicholas, Thomas Julie, Anderson Clarissa, Behrens James, Calverley Mark, Desai Kruti, Digiacomo Paul M., Djavidnia Samy, Dos Santos Francisco, Eparkhina Dina, Ferrari Jose, Hanly Caitriona, Houtman Bob, Jeans Gus, Landau Luiz, Larkin Kate, Legler David, Le Traon Pierre-Yves, Lindstrom Eric, Loosley David, Nolan Glenn, Petihakis George, Pellegrini Julio, Roberts Zoe, Siddorn John R., Smail Emily, Sousa-Pinto Isabel, Terrill Eric (2019). The Role of Stakeholders in Creating Societal Value From Coastal and Ocean Observations. Frontiers In Marine Science, 6(137), 24p. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :