1. Create and sustain a regional network of networks among researchers, students, and stakeholders on the theme of tackling Sustainability and Resilience Challenges (S&RCs).
2. Conduct novel and transformative research conducted with stakeholders on regional-scale S&RCs undertaken using a convergent, regional, and inter-institutional approach.
3. Advance knowledge and practices for regional performance measures and network science
... the development of a next generation integrated, adaptive scientific approach for stakeholders collaborating at a regional scale to meet its present and future sustainability and resilience challengesin a community-based, inclusive,and informed manner.
... to transform a science-based, network for collaboration and communication among regional stakeholders and universities to co-produce the knowledge necessaryto support sustainability and resilience at a regional scale.
to Ensure that benefits are useful to the array of stakeholders (engage, coordinate & collaborate effectively; long-term relationship building):
LOCAL BENEFIT, sharing regionally: (Benefit to stakeholders locally, driven by local challenge) To use the insights gained through collaborative research to understand and how governmental structures effectively support/hinder S&R andidentify specific needs to better support governmental decision-making.
REGIONAL BENEFIT: (Benefits to stakeholders regionally, driven by regional challenge) Relevantsustainability metrics and outcomes for our community and regional stakeholders