We are pleased to release the final proceedings report from our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Roundtable Series, titled “Pathways to Advance DEI in California Coastal and Ocean Sciences“.
In the winter of 2021-2022, OST brought together key actors of California’s coastal and ocean science community, including representatives from higher education institutions, a variety of funding programs, and individuals from across the career system. Over the course of five integrative Roundtable events, participants produced bold ideas, rethinking the current paradigm and holding themselves and the broader coastal and science community accountable to lasting institutional and cultural change.
The final report reflects the collaborative exchanges that took place and outlines key goals, strategies, and recommendations. As we synthesized the outcomes of the Roundtable Series, we were able to identify three ‘braided strategies’ that are intertwined and should be advanced in unison:
- Strategy 1: Prioritize Sustained Investment for System Change
- Strategy 2: Support an Accountable & Equitable Coastal and Ocean Science Community
- Strategy 3: Foster Community & Connection in the Coastal and Ocean Sciences
The final report is intended to serve as a resource for the roundtable series participants, as well as individuals, groups, organizations, and institutions committed to furthering the advancement of DEI in the coastal and ocean sciences and beyond.