|Title||Knowledge co-production in practice : Enabling environmental management systems for ports through participatory research in the Dutch Wadden Sea|
|Author(s)||Puente-Rodríguez, Daniel; Slobbe, Erik van; Al, Iris A.C.; Lindenbergh, D.E.D.|
|Source||Environmental Science & Policy 55 (2016). - ISSN 1462-9011 - p. 456 - 466.|
Earth System Science
CS Corporate Education, Research & InnovationCorporate Education, Research & Innovation
|Publication type||Refereed Article in a scientific journal|
|Keyword(s)||Coastal zone management - Environmental management systems - Knowledge co-production - Participation - Ports - Science and technology studies - Wadden Sea|
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.