MARINA at 5th EMSEA Conference, 7 – 10 October in Malta

2017-10-07 12:55 - 2017-10-07 12:55



The 5th European Marine Science Educators Association (EMSEA) Conference will be held from 7 to 10 October 2017 at the University of Malta in Valletta, Malta.



The conference will address the following themes:

  • Promoting a further penetration of Ocean Literacy in school curricula : challenges and opportunities ;
  • The digital age of Ocean Literacy ;
  • Oceans and human health ;
  • Future scenarios and roles for Ocean Literacy ;
  • As well as any other topic whch does not fir into any of these topics (Open session)

The goals of EMSEA are:

  • Stimulate dialogue between European and international marine educators and scientists;
  • Provide training and teaching material to support marine educators;
  • Raise educators’ awareness of ocean issues and the need for a sustainable future for our coasts, seas and oceans.

The MARINA partnership will be represented by Nausicaa and World Ocean Network. They will make a flash presentation on Monday 9th October 2017 between 5pm and 6pm and display a poster “MARINA digital platform for sharing marine knowledge”  for the entire duration of the conference.

For more information, visit the conference website

Related upcoming events

  • 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 
    National Research Council Liason Office
    Rue du Trône, 98

    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.



    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


    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",