Knowledge co-production in practice: Enabling environmental management systems for ports through participatory research in the Dutch Wadden Sea

Daniel Puente-Rodríguez*, Erik van Slobbe, Iris A.C. Al, D.E.D. Lindenbergh

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    Abstract

    Coastal zone management is inconceivable without the mobilization and integration of different types of knowledge - that is, without knowledge co-production practices. This article applies the concept of knowledge co-production to analyze the process of emergence, standardization, and enculturation of environmental management systems (EMSs) within port communities in the Dutch Wadden Sea. Moreover, it is a report from the field in which we reflect on the participatory practices conducted to facilitate the knowledge arrangements required to develop EMSs for a group of ports. The article concludes that this type of knowledge arrangement and co-production practices (involving different types of actors and knowledge) might become mandatory in the near future to stabilize the EMS phenomenon in the practices of ports.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)456-466
    Number of pages11
    JournalEnvironmental Science & Policy
    Volume55
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

    Keywords

    • Coastal zone management
    • Environmental management systems
    • Knowledge co-production
    • Participation
    • Ports
    • Science and technology studies
    • Wadden Sea

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