When issues are just emerging, but not well documented or understood, a specific, innovative knowledge effort is necessary. The Ocen Open University provides two types of services responding on demands:

  • Research scooping” to produce executive summaries and brief papers consolidating information from published research on well-defined topics.

  • Horizon scanning”, conceived as a first step prior to advanced research, and a monitoring tool to follow very rapid changes in a turbulent and vulnerable world.