Helping citizens of all ages understand the importance of the world’s ocean and how marine Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) can unlock its huge potential is the aim of the MARINA travelling interactive exhibition. Its very first stop in Tartu, on the 17th of September in the context of the Multi-Conference RRI in Science, Innovation and Society 2018.
It emphasises the role of public engagement, science education, open access, ethics, gender balance and governance in empowering society to meet current challenges and contribute to the well-being of humanity through the sustainable use of marine resources.
A special focus is given to marine biotechnologies, deep-sea mining, sea transportation and marine renewable energy while the exhibition showcases how the treasure from the sea benefits our daily life whether we live on the coast or in the hinterland.
Consisting of hands-on displays, the MARINA exhibition encourages active participation of the visitor who has to take decisions and act upon them. In this way, they learn to engage in building a sustainable future based on Blue Growth and thus become a marine literate, Blue Society.
The exhibition is developed in the framework of the MARINA project by the science centre AHHAA in Estonia and Nausicaa Sea Experience Centre in France.
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