EMD 2017 – Inspiring engagement for a sustainable future for our seas & MARINA Pitch presentation

EMD 2017

The European Maritime Day represents the EU major event  to raise the visibility of maritime sectors and support an integrated approach to maritime affairs. European Maritime Day is in fact the annual meeting point for Europe’s maritime community to network, discuss and forge joint action. The EMD 2017 conference and exhibition will be held on 18-19 May 2017 in Poole, UK. (Find here the EMD 2017 programme)

MARINA project will be joining the European Maritime Day taking part in two Parallel Stakeholder Workshops: the “Inspiring engagement for a sustainable future for our seas” and “Project Pitch Presentations on Sustainability & Governance”, both scheduled on 18 May. 
Find  details below.



18 MAY 2017

Inspiring engagement for a sustainable future for our seas
(Lighthouse Arts & Conference Centre, Poole  –  Function Room 2 )

Organisers: WWF-UK; Nausicaa, Centre National de la Mer; XPRO Consulting Limited
The workshop will involve a new facilitation activity focusing on future development trends in our seas which is designed to highlight communication challenges between sectors. This will be used as a starting point for a discussion about engagement best practices and attendees will leave with a host of new engagement resources to explore.


  • Practically demonstrate the challenges of working with diverse marine interest group;
  • Share positive lessons and approaches for tackling these challenges through engagement;
  • Produce a collective statement supporting wide stakeholder involvement.

Moderators: Sarah Young, WWF, UK, Xenia Schneider, XPRO Consulting Limited, Cyprus, Iwona GIN, Nausicaa, Centre National de la Mer, France.


Project Pitch Presentations on Sustainability & Governance
(Lighthouse Arts & Conference Centre, Poole  –  Theatre )


European Maritime Day is the annual meeting point for Europe’s maritime community to network, discuss and forge joint action. The MARINA partner XPRO Consulting will be pitching the MARINA project to involve as many as maritime actors and stakeholders in Responsible Research and Innovation and to federate through the MARINA Knowledge Sharing Platform.


For additional info and registration please visit the European Maritime Day website.
The registration for the conference is open until beginning of May 2017.


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Related upcoming events

  • 2017-09-25 - 2017-09-26 All day

    MARINA International Conference on Responsible Research and Innovation in Science, Innovation and Society
    Rome 25-26 September 2017

    The scientific research is more and more addressing a holistic and multidisciplinary approach in the perspective of the Responsible Research and Innovation, aiming to anticipate and assess Implications and societal expectations and to foster the design of inclusive and sustainable research and innovation. Many researchers, European initiatives and projects in different domains and contexts already started to address Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) principles and themes, but in the last years a wide discussion is arising on these topics that requires to systematically share information and knowledge.

    The annual conferences organised within the activities of the MARINA project  are  the best occasion to reach and federate diverse targeted RRI groups and discuss with them case studies and experiences on RRI principles and themes starting from the marine domain, but not limited to it. These conferences are launched also for reinforcing the RRI community identity to be built according to the final resolution of  the conference of Rome in 2014 "SIS-RRI: Science, Innovation and Society: achieving Responsible Research and Innovation".

    The International Conference on Responsible Research and Innovation in Science, Innovation and Society (RRI-SIS2017) is the first annual conference of the MARINA project that aims at presenting the cases studies highlighting environmental preservation, RRI issues, principles and topics related with the research and innovation in the context of the H2020 societal challenges. The concept of Responsible Research and Innovation is relatively recent and it is part of the Europe 2020 strategy with the objective to promote a vision for a stronger collaboration among social, natural and physical scientists, societal actors and citizens in order to achieve a wider dimension of science and innovation and improve the role of society in environmental preservation. With this focus the conference will cover and systematise these themes and will help fill the gap in the present literature.

     The conference overall aim is to establish, organise and activate a Responsible Research and Innovation communitywhich involves scientists and societal actors working together during the whole research and innovation process with the common goals of aligning both the process and its outcomes with the values, needs and expectations of the society and integrating citizens visions, needs and desires into science and innovation. Case studies and experiences will be collected and presented in the conference proceedings so providing an overview of several cases and experiences on Responsible Research and Innovation performed in several past and running projects on RRI.

    The proceedings will be composed of the following sections:

    • Governance, Public engagement and Inclusion in the responsible R&D and Innovation process
    • RRI actions in science education and communication
    • Gender and Ethical issues in RRI initiatives
    • Sustainability of RRI processes

    There is time until the 15th of July to submit papers, following the instructions provided for within the official website of the RRI - SSI 2017 - International Conference on Responsible Research and Innovation in Science, Innovation and Society  - to be held in Rome, Italy on September 25-26, 2017.  The Conference Proceedings will be published by Springer in SpringerBriefs in Research and Innovation Governance” series.

    RRI-SIS important dates

    • May 10, 2017: Deadline for workshop proposal
    • July 15, 2017: Deadline for paper submission
    • July 30, 2017: Notification of acceptance
    • August 15, 2017: Submission deadline for the final version of the Papers 
    • September 25-26, 2017: RRI-SIS2017 Conference