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One of the primary activities supported by our centre is hosting workshops at the Sydney Institute of Marine Sciences (SIMS) and other locations linked to major international conferences (i.e. immediately after or before the conference to drawing in delegates already present at the conference). In our workshops, we aim to draw together experts from a range of disciplines, sectors, and geographical regions. Workshops will be held bi-annually and include 10-12 experts who come together to focus and collaborate intensively for a few days. Each group will include 3-4 promising Early Career Researchers (ECRs), in line with the Centre’s mentoring objectives of matching our ECRs with more experienced academics and using working groups are a key component of our research training programme.
We invite workshop proposals to draw together existing datasets and expertise to produce high-impact synthesis, review, and opinion piece publications. Working group themes are broadly interdisciplinary and are chosen to leverage existing expertise and analytical strengths at MQ. Workshops topics can include qualitative research and ocean policy/management issues. Each participant actively contributes, e.g. by bringing data, methods, and experience in synthesis and analysis to create new knowledge and understanding, and to identify knowledge gaps and promising research avenues. Working group outputs and outcomes will include:
- Group opinion/perspectives/review papers for leading journals that connect disciplines in ocean research.
- High impact papers emanating from meta-analysis (compilations of participants' existing datasets) that would not be possible without broad collaboration.
- Research proposals for research and/or equipment/infrastructure from national funding agencies, primarily the Australian Research Council, but also the US National Science Foundation, UK Natural Environment Research Council, and others.
For expressions of interest in hosting a workshop, please download the form below and submit by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.