The MMAS Program uses a Science-to-Action (S2A) approach to share scientific findings with stakeholders and decision-makers. We communicate informally with these audiences on a sustained basis, as well as through formal methods such as one-on-one discussions with key decision makers; meetings of stakeholders such as fishermen’s cooperatives and community workshops; and wide-reaching forums such as radio broadcasts and television programs.
To facilitate these discussions, we produce Science-to-Action materials such as white papers, synthesis booklets, posters, videos, interactive tools, and guidebooks. Science-to-Action products provide scientific findings in formats that are useful and easily accessible to resource managers and stakeholders.
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Assessment of S2A Impacts
To assess the Science-to-Action approach, an evaluation team in 2010 conducted extensive interviews and research in four S2A focal areas: Brazil, Belize, Fiji and Panama. The assessment established whether, how and to what extent the S2A scientific research has contributed to more effective coastal and marine conservation action through the adoption of better management and policies. It also identified lessons applicable to future S2A programs.
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