The Luc Hoffmann Institute and the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), a US based research center at the University of Maryland, jointly announce a new interdisciplinary collaborative fellowship that will integrate the ecological, social, and computational sciences, focusing on the performance of marine protected areas.
The Luc Hoffmann Institute is a strong proponent of collaborative structures. In this first research collaboratve research topic, the Luc Hoffmann Institute is teaming up with SESYNC, a research center funded by the US National Science Foundation, which brings together a national and international community of scholars from diverse disciplines, employing methods intended to accelerate synthesis, group productivity, and the production of actionable findings. Like the Luc Hoffmann Institute, SESYNC adapts and evolves these methods using an experimental approach designed to benefit researchers and increase the likelihood that their research makes an impact beyond academic communities.
In this collaboration, SESYNC is hosting a series of synthesis meetings at its center, and the Luc Hoffmann Institute is placing a Luc Hoffmann Fellow in the center of these meetings, working between WWF and SESYNC, to evaluate the performance of marine protected areas. For more on this project, visit the projects page, or check out the project details on SESYNC’s site.