FluidKnowledge examines how evaluation shapes ocean science. Ocean science is a global systems science, with great societal relevance, which is under immense pressure to be scientifically excellent as well as relevant to industry, policy, and our planet’s future. Does evaluation enable or hinder ocean science’s ability to tackle climate change?
The FluidKnowledge project is an ERC-funded project, led by Sarah de Rijcke, running from 2019 until 2024. The team currently consists of Jackie Ashkin, Sarah Rose Bieszczad, Thomas Franssen, Sonia Mena Jara, and Judit Varga.
In this online seminar, we will first provide short progress reports on the joint work we have developed as a team while working remotely. We will share some findings from our:
- digital ethnography and document analysis to explore the role of ocean science in fisheries management in the EU
- exploration of (what) is ocean science and how the term is mobilized by ocean policy discourse, through our work on scientometric field delineation, qualitative interviews, and document analysis.
In addition, Jackie Ashkin and Rose Bieszczad will give a brief pitch on their PhD project proposals:
Jackie will analyse the development and use of ocean models of the coast in the Netherlands, and potentially Norway and Greece. This study will be based on semi-structured interviews and digital ethnography.
Rose will undertake a cross-field comparison between the ocean science fields of paleoceanography and deep-sea microbiology. This study will be an interview-based, cross-institutional comparison of four European marine institutions.
We will conclude with a sneak peek of the interview material Sarah is collecting for a podcast series on role of evaluation in ocean science for which she is interviewing senior leaders in European ocean research.