When: 1st – 10th November 2023
Target group: PhD candidates and post-doctoral scientists
Number of participants: 20-30 participants
Discover the essence of collaboration in a Global North/South context during this intensive 1.5-week training course. With a co-design approach, you will craft a transdisciplinary research project plan, emphasizing its potential for making a positive societal impact.
Engage in invaluable exchanges with international academia, practitioners, and experts in knowledge transfer and communication at the science/policy interface. Our comprehensive lectures cover theoretical backgrounds, concepts, and methods, spanning from transdisciplinarity and project co-design to navigating the complexities of aligning goals and visions among diverse actors from various backgrounds. Addressing vital aspects of research quality in a transdisciplinary context, you will explore strategies for addressing inequalities, managing teams, resolving conflicts, and achieving impactful outcomes. Each topic will be enriched with real-world examples and insights shared by practitioners, making your learning experience both practical and inspiring.
Additionally, we recognize the significance of effective science communication, especially when engaging with non-academic audiences. Our training in this area will equip you with the necessary skills to communicate your research effectively and make a difference beyond academic circles. Moreover, in practical group work, you will apply your knowledge directly to coastal and marine case studies of your choosing, guided by experienced instructors.
Monsoon School Training Partners:
Host: International Ocean Institute Germany (IOI) in collaboration with the Leibniz-Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT)
Cooperation with: Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA), Future Earth Coasts (FEC), Leibniz Research Network “Knowledge for Sustainable Development”, LeNa Shape Project (Research in social responsibility - design, impact analysis, quality assurance)