PANICOCENE involves primarily qualitative research. It seeks to employ an array of methods at different stages of its development. Within this approach, monitoring and evaluating progress run alongside research activities. Further, interdisciplinary and intersectional research can be more accountable and innovative. Working across disciplinary boundaries, including media and socio-cultural communication, mobilities and migration, sociology and environmental studies, is important for furthering knowledge and reciprocal awareness and will enhance the dynamism of the research. The research will adopt an action research methodology upholding the belief that it is important to conduct research ‘by, with and for people, rather than research on people’.