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The Role of the Ocean: Driving the Transition to a Resilient and Inclusive Future

2021 - One Year Project

Scottish Universities Insight Institute-funded programme that looked into developing an integrated understanding of the role of the ocean, its resources and socio-economic benefits, informing decision-making that addresses the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at multiple governance levels. Outputs are listed below.

Scotland is a global leader in ambitious policy for societal change and implementation of the SDGs, notably through the National Performance Framework (NPF), the ‘Just Transition’ and the ‘Wellbeing Economy’. 

This programme facilitated interaction between diverse policy and science stakeholders for these policy agendas in Scotland and ran throughout 2021. 

For more information about the team and the projects aims please head to the programme’s SUII page.

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The work was led by:


This team and a broad collection of Scottish ocean policymakers and researchers focused on the themes of Climate Change and Seafood leading to the identification of connections to a wide range of SDGs and policy areas, including energy, production and consumption, natural capital, resource use and the circular economy, supply chain transparency, employment and nutritional health.

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