Three Core Values
We promote island studies research that is comparative and global in scope. Island communities and jurisdictions differ from their mainland counterparts and thus require a specifically island analysis. With our international network of island experts, we can identify commonalities across hemispheres and social and environmental divides.
We bring together a wide range of researchers from a variety of methodological backgrounds. Central to our approach is the highlighting of links between island cultures, economies and identities. We facilitate knowledge sharing across disciplines, raising the bar for both public– and private-sector island research.
We bridge the academic-particioner divide by facilitating dialogue between scholars and practicipants from politics, the public sector, the arts and the business world. Academics thus find out about fields in need of further research. Practitioners benefit by learning about academic research undertaken worldwide as well as which fields are in need of additional funding and investment.