Introduction to the SPICOSA project and workshop aims SPICOSA = Science and Policy Integration for Coastal Systems Assessment. Structure : Facts and figures on SPICOSA. The SPICOSA approach Key concepts of SPICOSA Role and aim of this workshop. Facts and figures :
SPICOSA = Science and Policy Integration for Coastal Systems Assessment
Facts and figures on SPICOSA.
The SPICOSA approach
Key concepts of SPICOSA
Role and aim of this workshop.
FP6 – integrated project (~€14m)
54 partners from EU – mostly academic
13 Work Packages
WP13 – professional training
18 study sites (SSA’s)
Views the coast as a system with many physical and human elements AND conceptual/ methodological systems to explore and address issues.
Popperian domains: physical/mind/information.
Domains lack a common quality but have points of interaction between them.
Systems Approach is the selected methodology to bring domains together.
...but not mechanical – evolving clockwork.
Clocks can change and evolve over time and situation…..
….so can coasts due to natural processes or human management
Multiple domains – « worlds ».
Hard and soft systems.
Models (conceptual, mathematical & numerical).
Cause and effect: DPSIR.
Scale (size + resolution).
Support decision making.
SPICOSA’s role is to support « decision making processes aiming at improving the sustainability of Coastal Systems.. ».
We don’t « do » management.
We don’t « advise » on management.
We do provide knowledge to help managers.
...SPICOSA is an academic framework
....SPICOSA is an uproven approach
.....SPICOSA has the opportunity to be tested out at SSA’s (including Gdansk).
Thus, we wish to « ground truth » the project in management reality.
This involves interacting with « real » people (stakeholders)....like you!
We hope you will gain insights into approaches and ways to view the coastal system.
Thus, the aim of this workshop is « to develop awareness in Gdansk stakeholders of the SPICOSA approach and to jointly ground-truth some key aspects of the Cork site approach».
The workshop is designed to promote interaction, free-thinking & innovation.
Differences of views are supported!
We will facilitate but the result is in your hands.