Using Knowledge Effectively for Politics, Business and Society
The transfer of scientific findings to politics, business and society is a strategic core element of the DAM with the aim of promoting the sustainable use of the coasts, seas and oceans.
The DAM bundles the expertise of German marine research and ensures a goal- and interaction-group-oriented exchange of knowledge and communication with politics and society. In addition, the DAM develops strategies for cooperation with industry, for the promotion of young scientists and for capacity development.
The Ocean Decade
The United Nations has proclaimed the years 2021 to 2030 as the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. Policy makers, society and scientists are to work together to successfully implement sustainable development goals for “life under water”. Knowledge transfer plays a key role here. All the DAM’s transfer activities are also in the context of the UN Decade.
from science into practice
Scientific findings have an impact on society when they lead to innovation, new developments, decision making or an increase in knowledge outside the research community. At the same time, the exchange with non-scientists allows socially relevant questions and views to be incorporated into research. As an umbrella organisation, the DAM builds on the expertise of the German marine research community to provide the framework for the application-oriented synthesis and transfer of specialist knowledge on various topics surrounding the sustainable management of coasts, seas and oceans. Working together in the DAM, German marine research can achieve significant visibility and efficacy in society and on the political agenda through preventive research.
The oceans influence human beings in many different ways and conversely we influence the oceans. The United Nations has launched a worldwide initiative to increase our understanding of this interrelationship: “Ocean Literacy” addresses decision-makers and society alike to promote the sustainable use of seas and oceans.
fields of action FOR the DAM knowledge transfer
“For many, the ocean is the new economic frontier. It holds the promise of immense resource wealth and great potential for boosting economic growth, employment and innovation. And it is increasingly recognised as indispensable for addressing many of the global challenges facing the planet in the decades to come, from world food security and climate change to the provision of energy, natural resources and improved medical care.”
OECD (2016): The Ocean Economy in 2030
Cooperation with Businesses
In order to encourage the sustainable use of coasts, seas and oceans, it is particularly important to work together with industry stakeholders to promote solutions and innovation for sustainable use and to forge new alliances for this purpose. The DAM can help to initiate such cooperative ventures involving science, marine technology and industrial players, while also including politics and society in the process.
The activities of the DAM, especially its research missions, are designed to allow research and development projects to be established in close cooperation with industry. To this end, DAM is strengthening the exchange with representatives of industry and technology transfer.
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