Programme A - From peers to public: Obstacles, benefits and impact of cross-methodological communication - Christian Lindemann (University of Bergen)
Obstacles such as language use and scepticism often hinder communication between different methodological fields, reducing scientific impact and the dissemination of research. Presented by an experimentalist and a modeller, we highlight common obstacles and misunderstandings between these fields in ecology and marine sciences. We illustrate the consequences of this disconnect and discuss ways to break down barriers amongst scientists and to improve communication with the public at large.

Programme B - Making marine science matter to seafood consumers - Joanna Jones (Marine Stewardship Council)
Consumers can play a key role in promoting sustainability through purchasing sustainably sourced seafood. But how aware are consumers of ocean issues? To understand this audience, we worked with an independent research company, GlobeScan, to conduct a global survey into the values and perceptions of over 25,000 seafood consumers. Find out how we are using the results to increase the effectiveness of our science communication strategy.

Session C - Reaching consensus by following the MARINA Responsible Research and Innovation Roadmap - Elisa Atger,
During this presentation, the Responsible Research and innovation roadmap developed in the frame of the MARINA project will be presented. The goal of this roadmap is to facilitate the cooperation and involvement of societal actors, including citizens, in responsible research and innovations processes with a methodology of 7 steps that guide societal actors in defining common goals and specific action plans.