MARINA at PROMARE 2017, Constanta – Romania

2017-09-08 All day
promareThe conference PROMARE 2017 - Protection of the Black Sea Ecosystem and the Sustainable Management of Maritime Activities, will take place in Constanta, Romania, on September 7-8, organized by National Insitute for Maritime Research and Development  “Grigore Antipa“ Constanta. MARINA Project will take part in the Conference with a presentation titled "Public engagement - a step towards responsible research and innovation”, scheduled on 8 September under thematic session "Sustainable Development and Ecological Education". MARINA will be also present at the Poster session, with a poster about “Composition and Spatial Distribution of Marine Litter along the Romanian Black Sea Coast”, by MARE NOSTRUM ( MARINA project partner). Find here the PROMARE 2017 Conference programme.  

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