Presentations of Day 1. Session 4: Main Stakeholders and interdisciplinary research in environmental and maritime fields Presentations of Day 1. Session 4: Main Stakeholders and interdisciplinary research in environmental and maritime fields
 Stakeholders´ Analysis in Maritime and Environmental fields Mr. Nikola Kutin. University of Nantes, France, and National University of Management, Cambodia Mr. Marco Corapi. University... Presentations of Day 1. Session 4: Main Stakeholders and interdisciplinary research in environmental and maritime fields

 Stakeholders´ Analysis in Maritime and Environmental fields

Mr. Nikola Kutin. University of Nantes, France, and National University of Management, Cambodia

Mr. Marco Corapi. University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

The Stakeholders´ analysis of the DOCKSIDE program is presented in this session. The aims of this study are: to define the main maritime and environmental topics of research where the collaborations can take place; to identify the key stakeholders; and to analyze their view related to environmental and maritime issues.

A survey was given to students and stakeholders and its analysis was realised applying the Q-Methodology, for ranking and prioritizing the ideas recollected. Initially 67 statements were selected, nevertheless, after an internal discussion and selection, the meeting with stakeholders and the validation of the survey, the statements were reduced to 28. Among the topics asked there were biodiversity, food security, climate change or education. The results show that the students can be divided into 3 groups and the main stakeholders into 4 groups -Governments and Ministries, Regional and Local Authorities, Private Companies, and NGOs and Foundations-. Each one of these seven groups has different ideas and concern problems in relation to the maritime and environmental issues.

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Experience of inter-disciplinary research on marine and coastal issues in Nantes

Pr. Patrice Guillotreau. University of Nantes, France

The Institut Universitarie Mer et Littoral (IUML) aims to structure education and marine research in Nantes and Saint Nazaire. It is a multidisciplinary and scientific project to share the knowledge that has more than 200 publications, including an average of 4 books per year.

The project is divided into 4 axes: Biodiversity and coastal environment; Exploitation and processing of marine resources; Marine systems, structures and geomaterials; and Changes, conflicts and governance of marine areas. The IUML gathers 19 research units, with a total of 646 staff members, including 205 post-doc and PhD students. They have 14 Master degrees, from Marine Bioengineering and Biotechnology to International Relationships and History of the Atlantic World and its Doctoral Program realize multidisciplinary thesis. Some advices on how to integrate multidisciplinary research exposed, as learning by doing, selecting a common field or trying to start with small projects.

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Roundtable: Interdisciplinary research related to Environmental, natural resource and maritime issues

Pr. Thomas Vallée. University of Nantes, France

Pr. Patrice Guillotreau. University of Nantes, France

Dr. Ratha Seng. University of Battambang, Cambodia

Dr. Dewan Ashan. Southern Denmark University, Denmark

Dr. Annina Bürgin. University of Vigo, Spain

Dr. Malyne Neang. Royal University of Agriculture, Cambodia

Mr. Seav Sovanna. University of Battambang, Cambodia

The experts discuss about the main topics of the Environmental and Maritime Research, as the PhD Programs and disciplines of Natural Resources. Important questions are treated as: how the Institut Universitarie Mer et Littoral Nantes can be replicated in other regions; how the Campus do Mar PhD program does to mix hard sciences with social sciences; how can we study maritime issues with just one discipline; or how we move forward in terms of multidisciplinary.

It is highlighting the importance of working together to achieve a common objective, the necessity of sharing interest and creating personal links. To study maritime issues is relevant to have multiple points of views, from different disciplines, and to provide guidelines and methodology for the students. The projects such as Campus do Mar, DOCKSIDE and IUML promote the exchange of students and the internalization of the research, to improve the knowledge.