‘Valuing the Ocean’, an initiative of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, aims to help increase the capacity of the environmental sector to communicate the role of the ocean in human wellbeing, particularly through collaboration with others. The Foundation’s London branch has decided to take a laboratory approach - Marine CoLABoration - and invited FoAM to design and facilitate a series of workshops, aiming to foster engagement of the participants and a shared, co-created vision.
The workshops are designed to provide the space and resources for a small group of organisations to meet regularly over a two-year period to explore existing practice, identify and experiment with new. The LAB has a particular interest in looking at how better to bridge the gaps between innovative local practice and influence at national and EU levels, and how to convey the intrinsic as well as socio-economic value of the sea.
A summary of the strand’s rationale, activities and intended outcomes can be downloaded here.
Work in progress can be found at http://lib.fo.am/marine_colab/
About the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Valuing the Oceans initiative.
The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation aspires to bring about long-term improvements in well- being, particularly for the most vulnerable, by creating connections across boundaries which deliver social, cultural and environmental value. They are working towards the conservation and good management of the ocean for the well- being of people now and in the future.