DSM is one of the hottest marine topics. The first commercial explorations are planned for 2018. Many countries requested the UN to extend their continental shelves. The consumption of equipment using minerals also existing in the deep sea floor increases. Activism against deep sea mining is in place.
What are the challenges of any country that wishes to start exploiting what lies down there?
What is the correct thing to do: to invest in research and innovation to reduce the risks of DSM or to invest in changing lifestyle habits that reduce the need for more resources? Is the solution in the bottom of the sea or in our houses?
This is a unique opportunity to do things right.

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How can Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) serve to bridge deep sea mining, sustainability and policy?

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 EurOcean using the SDDP 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.

Location: Gulbenkian Foundation, Av. Berna, 45 – Lisbon, Portugal