Understanding socio-ecological complex systems better
The aim of the SAF21 project is to understand how to manage socio-ecological complex systems better. This knowledge will inform the development of innovative management strategies, particularly to address a shift to new regulatory regimes, which is necessary for the success of future complex pan-European initiatives.
The SAF21 project has the following objectives
Analyse fishers’ behaviour in relation with shifting management regimes and changing market demands in order to identify patterns of socio-economic resilience behaviour that could help formulating better fisheries management decision.
Analyse fishers’ behaviour in relation with trust building, risk perception and norms compliance in the context of stakeholder interaction in order to identify behavioural mechanisms based on which to build a multi-aspect simulation of the socio-ecological complex system of fisheries that would help developing better fisheries management strategies.
Develop a framework for the continuous socio-economic evaluation of fisheries that could be used for better management decisions.Provide guidelines for increasing public understanding of fisheries management related issues in order to circumscribe future activities aimed at increasing awareness and legal compliance.
Combine awareness, understanding and action in outreach activities to build on collective action and societal challenges, aiming at behavioural change of fishers regarding rules compliance.