Engagement and Knowledge Exchange

The One Ocean Hub is founded on partnerships. Our network of over 50 partners worldwide are in and of themselves, our mechanism for connecting the diconnects in dialogue, science and policy. The Hub partnerships are supported by our knowledge exchange strategy, built on our key engagement platforms:

The Hub aims to empower, build capacity within, and learn from, the people who rely on the oceans, and whom are disproportionally impacted by the failure to protect it. It is on this local level that the Hub will have the greatest impact. Community leadership in research and arts-based approaches will enable better understanding of traditional practices. The Hub’s "Work Package 0" and the “Living Aulas” will co-develop appropriate methods to integrate beneficiary group representatives across research programmes, and identify appropriate capacity-strengthening activities to be embedded in RPs to support community, women and youth-led change in research and KE with policy-makers and practitioners.

An annual, global placements programme for Hub researchers to join partner organisations for a period of time to carry out specific research of mutual interest, embed Hub learning and undertake targeted capacity-building and training. Reverse placements will also be available for partner organisations staff to be placed at Hub research partners.

The Capacity Escalator Model enables beneficiaries to engage with the Hub beyond what is provided under the RPs. The Model comprises three tracks: 3 beneficiaries can choose to engage through any one track or apply to two/all of them in sequence.

  • Track 1: An annual programme of Regional Inter-governmental Events will respond to latest Hub findings, proposals from project partners, external developments, and stakeholders’ challenges.
  • Track 2: The annual Global Placements Programme will be compiled based on partners’ needs and informed by ongoing dialogue and activities of Tracks 1 and 3. A call to participate will be released for all Hub members to apply, with a view to ensuring the right fit to the host organisation’s needs and greatest opportunity for cross-Hub benefit. Priority will be given to community, woman and youth, as well as early-career researchers.
  • Track 3: Immediate Response Call will support capacity and institutional strengthening, the need for which is identified through Tracks 1-2 and through embedded interactions with beneficiaries across RPs. Responses can be small-scale/seed research or KE projects (including to contribute to the Hub’s online platform).

An innovative education programme that aims to create an international network of informed youths empowered to take action to deliver the SDGs as “generation 2030.” It will offer a multidisciplinary learning experience for school pupils that will build upon, and feed back into, each of the RPs, resulting in youth-based art exhibitions (RP2), youth’s inputs into an ocean legal manifesto (RP1), as well as legal empowerment and best-practice guidance for the protection of the rights of the child in ocean governance (RP1).