The Multi-Frame project (2020-2023) aims to increase the knowledge base and the capacity of public and private actors for ocean multi-use systems, by providing concrete open source tools, assessment results and best practice examples. Supported by the Belmont Forum, JPI Oceans and Future Earth, this international program involves 7 partners from 4 continents. Its baseline investigation is dedicated to reviewing multi-use scientific literature, projects and data, as well as defining this concept. Multi-Frame partners already conducted a bibliometric study on scientific publications dealing with multi-use and analyzed a database listing existing cases of ocean multi-use around the world.
As a continuation of this work, the Multi-Frame team invites all researchers investigating ocean multi-use or having a good understanding of it to answer a 20-minute survey.
This survey aims at mapping scientific definitions, meanings and narratives of multi-use in the maritime realm. The first goal is to chart the trajectory of multi-use concept and its networks by identifying who is working in this realm, where, why and how. The second goal is to clarify multi-use meanings asking scientists how they define, understand and apply it. The last one is to explore multi-use narratives interrogating the environmental, economical, spatial and political rationale for its expansion.
The Multi-Frame team would like to thank you for your time and participation and commits to feedback on the outcome of this survey. You will be invited to discuss the results during a webinar and to join in a working group on ocean multi-use.