Published on 6 March 2023
Michelle Twena – ExCASES Postdoctoral Researcher
‘Missions’ are short bursts of focused, collaborative activity (lasting 3-6 months), bringing together multidisciplinary teams of researchers and practitioners to co-create outputs or solutions to a specific problem relating to biodiversity renewal (such as best practice, guidance tools, stakeholder engagement, technical solutions, policy recommendations, conceptual frameworks, etc.).
Above: The good-ship-ExCASES sets sail with a confident start to collaborative problem-solving at an X3 Collaboration in Practice workshop in February 2023.
The aim is to run 3-4 missions a year, with topics selected from a central pool of ideas, and teams assembled from across the National Trust, University of Exeter, RENEW partners, and wider stakeholders. ExCASES has now launched an ideas submission form, so if you are grappling with knotty problems related to biodiversity renewal and are keen to get involved, please submit your ideas or get in touch with David Bavin (email@example.com), Michelle Twena (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Clare Bissell (email@example.com) for more information.
Above: Understanding our personal connections to nature, place and biodiversity through mapping exercises.
Find out more about ExCASES missions here.