February 2nd, 2023 | 14:00 PT | Hybrid

Marine biodiversity, between social use and conservation: Braiding Knowledge Systems for Transforming Governance (IMPAC5 Side Event)


One day before the launch of the 5th International Marine Protected Areas Congress, IMPAC5, scientists and communities’ representatives working on sustainable marine socio-ecosystems across different regions are invited to discuss the key challenges of knowledge co-creation on marine biodiversity.

  • How can we unify different forms of knowledge for the management of sustainable and non-sustainable marine resource extraction and for marine biodiversity conservation?

  • Should we aim for knowledge hybridization?

  • What is the political meaning of being "researchers" or "Indigeneous community representatives" knowledge holders?

  • How can science contribute to developing adaptive governance structures and resilient management systems locally?

Our objective will be to mobilize a variety of expertise and perspectives to develop guidelines for the co-creation of ocean knowledge solutions for biodiversity conservation.

Date: February 2, 2023, 2–6pm
Online via Zoom, and in-person at the Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue—580 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC
The event is organized by the ApoliMer research group (UMR LIENSs CNRS, La Rochelle University) in collaboration with Sea Around Us (University of British Columbia), the French Embassy in Canada, Ottawa University, Simon Fraser University, and the Ocean Decade Collaborative Center for the Northeast Pacific.

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