Wednesday, June 26 • 13:00 - 14:30
Researching people and the sea: methodologies and traditions. (2)

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Chaired by: Ounanian, K., Phillipson, J., Gustavsson, M. & White, C.

Researching people and the sea: methodologies and traditions
Kristen Ounanian, Madeleine Gustavsson, Jeremy Phillipson & Carole White
Aalborg University, University of Exeter, Newcastle University, University of East Anglia

Through a panel covering four sessions of papers, we aim to take stock of the social science methodologies, roles and traditions for researching people and the sea. Calls for social science research in marine and fisheries contexts have never been more prominent, with social sciences seen as part of the solution for understanding and addressing complex and intractable challenges, whilst also bringing a strategic orientation to natural science perspectives. Social scientists have therefore increasingly shed light onto the often ill-defined social dimensions of the marine environment and fisheries, in a field that has traditionally been heavily framed by the environmental and natural sciences. To date there has been little explicit consideration focused on critically and reflexively exploring the experiences of deploying, innovating or adapting social science methods and approaches within marine and fisheries contexts, or in terms of their combination with other approaches within interdisciplinary research. Therefore, this multi-session panel aims to bring together a variety of epistemological and methodological perspectives from across the (non-economic) social sciences, including the full repertoire of qualitative, mixed and quantitative approaches, to highlight particular challenges and insights gained in researching people and the sea. The eighteen papers in these sessions are divide over four themes:

- Clearing interdisciplinary hurdles
- Refreshing & reinvigorating methods
- Co-production & Co-design
- Experiences from the field: positionality, ethics, and reflection

We have collated papers focused on understanding the interactions between people and the sea through different methods and methodological approaches; the paper submissions represent novel approaches—the successes and failures—and demonstrate reflexivity in marine social science. Papers will be presented in traditional format with discussants.

Session 2: Refreshing & reinvigorating methods

Exploring Future Insights to UK Coastal Governance using the Delphi Method
Natasha Bradshaw, Thomas Appleby & Enda Hayes 

Using Photovoice to depict wellbeing-ecosystem services bundles for Marine Protected Areas governance
Ana Carolina Esteves Dias & Derek Armitage 

A multi-modal methodology for exploring cultural ecosystem services at the coast
Karen Henwood, Nick Pidgeon, Merryn Thomas & Erin Roberts

Researching People and the Sea: A psychological perspective
Jennifer Pickett & Joeri Hofmans

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Natasha Bradshaw

UWE Bristol, UK
Collaborative governanceCoastal and marine policySocial science methodsStakeholder engagement and public participation
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Jennifer Pickett

PhD Researcher, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Ocean loving psychologist with eclectic skills – commercial fishing, scientific research, guiding, counselling, public speaking, project management and writing. Researches work and organizational psychology, including: personality, maritime psychology and working in extreme env... Read More →
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Ruth Brennan

Marie Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellow, Trinity College Dublin
marine environmental governance, small scale fisheries governance, coastal communities ethnographies, art science collaborations, participatory research, visual methods, science policy interface,

Kristen Ounanian

IFM Aalborg University

Wednesday June 26, 2019 13:00 - 14:30
REC A1.04 Roeters Eiland Complex, University of Amsterdam