Living and working in different parts of the world, and often in different time zones, meeting the other Finet members has always been a challenge. Now, with some of us having founded a family and taken on new jobs, this type of meeting has become even more rare. The happier were Sophia and Lotta when they and Finet’s associate member Philipp met at this year’s resilience conference in Stockholm. Together with Finet’s founding member Giovanni and another associate member, Miriam, they had prepared a poster on “Social-ecological network analysis – Towards a better understanding of how to improve the resilience of coastal and marine social-ecological systems”. Inspiring talks and a lively exchange over Swedish sushi completed the experience.