April, 2021

202101Apr12:00 PM1:00 PMStrategies for Successful Research to Application Projects: A Case Study of the National Sea Grant College Program12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET Region:OnlineTopic:Data,Educational,TrainingCost:No CostCountry:CanadaConfidence:High TagsFree,online,Student Focused,Webinar


As coastal landscapes change, management professionals are working hard to transition research results into actions that support scientifically informed decisions impacting coastal communities. This type of research faces many challenges due to competing priorities, but boundary spanning organizations can help mediate these conflicts by forming transdisciplinary collaborations. The National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant), a NOAA-based agency, is a networked organization of 34 university-based state programs that uses a three pronged approach of research, extension, andeducation to move academic research into the hands of stakeholders and decisionmakers. The objective of this study is to better understand strategies for successful research to application (R2A) projects that address complex environmental problems occurring in a socio-economic context. Specifically, this work examines R2A projects from the Sea Grant network to better understand the drivers for project development and common deliverables produced through the R2A process. We identify five common facilitating factors that enabled ‘successful’ R2A across all projects: platforms for partnerships, iterative communication, transparent planning, clear examples of R2A, and graduate student involvement. By providing examples of successful frameworks, we hope to encourage more organizations to engage in the R2A process. And here is a linkthis link opens in a new window to the publication.

Hollis Jones, Graduate Student, University of California Davis. At time of publication, a Louisiana Sea Grant Knauss fellow with the National Sea Grant Office.Co-Authors: Rebecca Briggs, Alison Krepp, Elizabeth Rohring, both with the National Sea Grant College Program, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, NOAA.

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