The NRT Nationwide Summit focusing on Transformative Connections in Marine and Coastal Areas occurred in November and December 2020.

The Summit was successful in:

  • establishing a network and creating new synergies among NRT marine-focused programs.
  • sharing examples of successful forward-looking transdisciplinary research/education linking coupled natural-human dimensions, data science, and analysis.
  • fostering career development with an emphasis on networking.
  • allowing us to participate in a comfortable and safe space to talk about challenges and opportunities.
  • Understanding and articulating what we are doing in transdisciplinary marine sciences to inform NSF, professionals, and academic administrators.


Summit Session #1 – Supply

Meeting Summary

Summit Session #2 – Demand

Meeting Summary

Summit Session #3 – Institutional Change

Meeting Summary

Summit Session #4 – Building a Better Mousetrap

Meeting Summary

Powerpoint slides from 24-minute webinar presented January 29, 2020. The purpose of the webinar was to provide background information on the short video and two posters each NRT program will be producing in advance of the summit. Click here to access a recording of the short webinar.

Pre-summit survey outcomes 

Videos from each NRT program 

Posters from each NRT program (posters are 36″ x 48″)

Kelly, R., M. Mackay, K. Nash, C. Cvitanovic, E.H. Allison, D. Armitage, A Bonn, S.J. Cooke, S. Frusher, E.A. Fulton, B.S. Halpern, P.F.M. Lopes, E.J. Milner-Gulland, M.A. Peck, G.T. Pecl, R.L. Stephenson, and F. Werner. 2019. Ten tips for developing interdisciplinary socio-ecological researchers. Socio-Ecological Practice Research 1(2): 149-161

Broader Impacts Guiding Principles and Questions for National Science Foundation Proposals

Perspectives on Broader Impacts

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