Development of Sustainable Tourism Opportunities within Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) through RRI – MARINA MML in Galway

2017-10-05 All day

5 October 2017
MARINA International Mobilisation and Mutual Learning Workshop
Galway, Ireland

Explore the Development of Sustainable Tourism Opportunities within Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) through Responsible Research and Innovation” is the topic of next MARINA workshop to be held in Galway, organized by our partner Smartbay, which open the new MARINA MML workshop for months to come.

Developing sustainable nature based tourism products and experiences can aid biodiversity protection, while offering local communities opportunities for social and economic benefit. However, to be effective, each enterprise requires appropriate knowledge, skills, abilities,   and   institutional   arrangements   to   define   and   solve   problems,   and   employ   legitimate participatory processes that support cooperation and afford stakeholders influence and benefit for their involvement.

MPAs as “a clearly defined geographical space, recognised, dedicated and managed, through legal or other effective means, to achieve the long-term conservation of nature with associated ecosystem services and cultural values”

The challenge is to achieve balance in the development of sustainable tourism products and services while ensuring that the MPA’s objectives of protecting the long-term conservation of nature with associated ecosystem services and cultural values.

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What actions are needed from a policy, social / cultural, economic, technological perspective to develop sustainable tourism ventures within Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)?

You want to use your creative mind to develop solutions that best serve individual citizens, your local community and the European society at large.
You want to make sure that your needs and expectations are taken into account when local, national and European decisions and innovations are being developed.

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The workshop is organised by SmartBay Ireland and the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute using the Structured Democratic Dialogue methodology.

It will involve citizens, scientists, business representatives, entrepreneurs, local authorities and policy makers in an open dialogue. Together, you will define a common vision and a roadmap of solutions and actions to face this challenge.

The results, together with the outcomes of the other MARINA workshops in Europe, will be freely accessible on the MARINA Web Knowledge Sharing Platform, used for identifying lessons learned and best practices and disseminated at European policy conferences.

Contacts Niamh Flavin, niamh.flavin@smartbay.ie, SmartBay Ireland

Location Harbour Hotel, New Docks, Galway, Ireland,

 

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  • 2017-10-24 All day

    Restoration and conservation of coastal and submerged heritage using solutions based on nanotechnologies - MARINA Workshop 

    24 October 2017
    9 am – 5.30 pm 
    Bruxelles
    National Research Council Liason Office
    Rue du Trône, 98
    1050
    Belgium

    MARINA Project organizes the workshop "Restoration and conservation of coastal and submerged heritage using solutions based on nanotechnologies", with a view to co-constructing a common understanding of concerns and barriers on the adoption of RRI approach in the context of shared nanotech-marine R&D and policies.

    With several coastal zones being among the densest populated areas, mixed metropolitan coastal landscapes have emerged around historic port cities posing new challenges for conservation, management and transmission of existing tangible and intangible values. The nanotechnologies constitute a great promise for facing these challenges in the domain of environmental conservation, giving that, it was found important analysing the links of nanotechnology to the marine environment through cultural heritage.

    The workshop is addressed to explore potential synergies between MARINA and the domain of nanotechnologies, amongst the most relevant H2020 enabling technologies. This “bridge” will define the transferability of the MARINA results in the nanotechnologies on one hand, and enrich the knowledge base of MARINA with valuable insights. We will create added value through a collaborative debate by using participatory and interactive methods, among different subjects, organisations and initiatives invited. Based on a 3 triggering questions, we will use them as interaction start-up enabling the discussion of potential solutions and methods bounding the 3 different stages of heritage governance: restoration, fruition, conservation.
    Why participate -  The main result will be the definition of a path towards the exploitation of methodologies and policies helping the local communities, local and national stakeholders and policymakers to remove barriers limiting the adoption of RRI. The participants will co-construct a common understanding of concerns and barriers on the adoption of RRI approach in the context of shared nanotech-marine R&D and policies; this will be a RRI-valuable result. Additionally, this workshop will help to evaluate the interest of the Nanotech and Heritage-related communities in inheriting the MARINA-RRI knowledge base and update it also by methods developed and services offered by MARINA-RRI partners.

     

    AGENDA

    08.45 - 09.15 Arrival and coffee/tea

    09.15 - 09.25 Welcome and workshop’ themes introduction

    Francesco Niglia, KoysLab

    09.25 - 11.00 Creation of a common ground about the state of the art in RRI and Nanotechnologies

    Moderator Francesco Niglia- KoysLab (MARINA Project Consortium)

    09:25 Fernando Ferri - CNR-IRPSS (MARINA Project Consortium)

    09:40 Dora Fazekas – Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (NANO2All Project Consortium)

    10:10 Federica Fernandez – Euro Mediterranean Institute for Science and Technology

    10:30 Giuseppina Padeletti – CNR-ISNM (HERACLES Project Consortium)

    10:50 Emanuela De Menna – EC DG Research and Innovation, Cultural Heritage

    11:05 René Martins – EC DG Research and Innovation, Nano Science and Nano

    Technologies

    Question and Answers

    11.25 - 11.40 Coffee break

    11.40 - 12.30 the Collaborative debate (part 1). Evaluating the first triggering question (restoration)

    12.30 - 13.45 Lunch break

    13.45 - 14.35 the Collaborative debate (part 2). Evaluating the second triggering question (fruition)

    14.35 - 14.50 Coffee break

    14.50 - 15.40 the Collaborative debate (part 3). Evaluating the third triggering question (conservation)

    15.40 - 16.30 highlights and conclusions: the potential connections

    16.30 - 17.00 final questions & answers, closing the workshop

    REGISTRATION: "Restoration and conservation of coastal and submerged heritage using solutions based on nanotechnologies",