Coproduction of Climate Science Knowledge
This video was created as part of the Climate Change Science and Management Webinar Series hosted by the U.S. Geological Survey's National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Conservation Training Center.
Coproduction of knowledge is believed to be an effective way to produce usable climate science knowledge through a process of collaboration between scientists and decision makers. While the general principles of coproduction—establishing long-term relationships between scientists and stakeholders, ensuring two-way communication between both groups, and keeping the focus on the production of usable science—are well understood, the mechanisms for achieving those goals have been discussed less. In this presentation, we discuss the ways in which more deliberate approaches to building the relationships and communication channels between scientists and stakeholders can yield better outcomes. We present five approaches to collaborative research that can be used to structure a coproduction process and that each suit different types of research or management questions, decision-making contexts, and resources and skills available to contribute to the process of engagement.