MeerWissen Community – an ocean science-policy space

The MeerWissen Community supports the sharing of news from the ocean science-policy nexus. This includes sharing regular updates from the MeerWissen partnership projects and collating successful cases of science to policy communication. Thus, the Community contributes to achieving knowledge-based decisions for the conservation and management of Africa’s ocean and coasts. Formats include the MeerWissen website, a newsletter, sharing relevant upcoming events as well as an internal networking space for MeerWissen project partners. For the future, additional virtual and face-to-face exchanges as well as a diverse and open community with defined topics are envisioned.

The MeerWissen kick-off workshop saw all MeerWissen project partners from Africa and Germany come together. All projects highlighted the desire to establish a community which promotes internal and external communication. The Community provides a space to exchange knowledge, share lessons learned, receive feedback on activities and ask for advice.

Vision of the MeerWissen Community

‘The MeerWissen Community is a growing community, which produces and shares sound knowledge,
apt methodologies and innovative tools to promote science to policy processes for the sustainable
management of Africa's marine and coastal habitats and resources.’

Exchange among MeerWissen project partners

Partners involved in projects supported by MeerWissen use this space to share recent developments, exchange lessons learned, plan joint activities, develop publications together, receive advice from fellow partners and discuss jointly how to move forward in the science to policy transfer of knowledge.

upcoming events

Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020

2020-02-16T00:00:00+00:00 - 2020-02-21T00:00:00+00:00 All day

The Ocean Sciences Meeting (OSM) is the flagship conference for the ocean sciences and the larger ocean-connected community.  As we approach the UN Decade of Ocean [...]


World Biodiversity Forum

2020-02-23T00:00:00+00:00 - 2020-02-28T00:00:00+00:00 All day

The Forum will provide a platform for exchange, covering a wide range of perspectives, and capturing a diversity of visions. With this, it aims to redefine and set the [...]


Marine Socio-Ecological Systems (MSEAS) - 2020

2020-05-25T00:00:00+00:00 - 2020-05-29T00:00:00+00:00 All day

The symposium will focus on the integrated assessment of multiple ocean uses across sectors, including fisheries, renewable energy, coastal development, oil and gas, [...]



Receive regular updates from MeerWissen and learn about the partnership projects’ latest activities. Follow the latest discussions from the ocean science and policy scene and discover how knowledge transfer between science and policy can be achieved by learning about real-life examples.

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