The SWIMM working group was launched in the winter of 2014 with support from NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center and Washington Sea Grant.

We are an international group of 16 environmental social scientists and one ecologist, with expertise in anthropology, geography, political science, international development, and ecology. We specialize in applying and translating social science to better understand, and improve, human wellbeing related to ecosystem-based management.

Our original charge was to develop indicators of human wellbeing for the integrated ecosystem assessment of the California Current. While meeting this goal, we recognized our unique opportunity to contribute general insights from the social sciences to current thinking in environmental science, policy and management.

To date, our work includes:

For more on this work, see our publications.

Contact us at sarajo [at] uw [dot] edu

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