Conduct stakeholder meetings

The stakeholder meeting is important as it provides the necessary input on stakeholder concerns, perceptions and acceptance for potential Policy Decisions. This should give the manager a good overview of what responses to expect in respect to Policy Decisions.

Aim of meeting

The meeting can have two aims:

  • Discuss simulation scenario results from the numerical modeling with stakeholders OR if numerical modeling is not possible, use the InSAT (Indicator based Sustainability Assessment Tool) results from the previous step to visualize consequences of different management options.
  • Reapplication of the Stakeholder Preference and Planning Tool to explore if:
    • stakeholder preferences have changed throughout the SAF application
    • whether the success criteria should be revised to different weightings or even be different choices.

The Stakeholder Preference and Planning tool and the InSAT can be combined and merged at the stakeholder meeting. See Figure 5 in Schumacher et al. (see the Learn more box).

Planning the meeting

The meeting planning includes:

  • Agreement on who will present what at the meeting.
  • How to present results.
  • Availability of computers in case it is possible to run real-time scenarios with stakeholders.
  • Presence of scientific persons that can aid stakeholder subgroups in running model scenarios (if this possibility is available).
  • Presence of the SAF core science team to ensure balanced interpretation of results.
  • Person responsible for applying the Stakeholder Preference and Planning Tool.
  • Person responsible for the InSAT ((Indicator based Sustainability Assessment Tool).  

Learn more

Find the Stakeholder Preference and Planning Tool and the Indicator based Sustainability Assessment Tool (InSAT) in the Learn more box on this page.

 

 

Learn more

Tools

  • The Stakeholder Preference and Planning tool and the InSAT can be combined and merged at the stakeholder meeting. See Figure 5 in Schumacher J, Schernewski G, Bielecka M, Loizidou XI (2018). Methodologies to support coastal management  A participation and preference tool and its application. Mar Policy. In review: reference will be updated as soon as this is published.
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14 DECEMBER 2018