Activities

Strategic Research Agenda

Listening to: Marine experts / Medical experts / Policy makers / Public / Stakeholders

The SOPHIE Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) is a comprehensive overview of the required research and capacity to develop Oceans and Human Health in Europe.

The Agenda sets out existing evidence that the health of seas, oceans and humans are inextricably linked. The Agenda outlines vital research priorities and collaborations needed to inform policies and practices to protect them.

Producing the SRA

The SRA brings together findings from each of SOPHIE’s research activities and insights from listening to citizens, medical and public health professionals, the marine community, the tourism industry and policy makers.

With further input from our interdisciplinary Expert Group, three target actions have been defined:

  1. Sustainable seafood and healthy people
  2. Blue spaces, tourism and, well-being
  3. Marine biodiversity, biotechnology and medicine

Using the SRA

The SRA can be used as a tool to support a wide range of local, regional and/or international activities linked to Oceans and Human Health including funding, collaborations, best practice development, training, stakeholder engagement and policy adaptation.

Access the SRA in full here

 

Project partners involved

Deltares

Deltares

European Marine Board

European Marine Board

National Institute for Public Health and the Environment

National Institute for Public Health and the Environment

National University of Ireland, Galway

National University of Ireland, Galway

Seascape Belgium

Seascape Belgium

SUBMON

SUBMON

Travelecoology

Travelecoology

University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Paula Kellett

Paula Kellett

Science Officer

Sheila JJ Heymans

Sheila JJ Heymans

Ecosystem Modeller

Lora E Fleming

Lora E Fleming

Professor of Oceans and Human Health

Related content

  • Blog
  • 7 April 2020

How do you write a strategic research agenda?

Paula Kellett, one of the main architects of our strategic research agenda, explains how this important document came together.

Activities

Asking the Experts

The Expert Group brings together multidisciplinary knowledge from researchers and professionals to help develop a vision for the future of Oceans and Human Health.

Activities

Policy Review

By analysing current marine, ecosystem and health management plans, this project will identify how different policies can be brought together.

Activities

Stakeholder Discussions

Listening to people from across Europe to define future oceans and human health research priorities.