The high seas represent two-thirds of the Ocean surface and are one of the world’s major sources of biodiversity. They provide unique resources and potential for different sectors and connect all human beings through marine transportation and underwater cables. They are a zone to be explored and a field for innovation and research. As they […]

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Now open the call for papers for the MARINA Annual Conference, titled “Marine Responsible Research and Innovation in Science, Innovation and Society”, to be held in Tartu, Estonia, 17  September 2018, hosted by the Science Centre AHHAA. The deadline for paper submission: 20 of July. (See also: Call for papers “Towards RRI Practices and Policies“:  open till […]

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  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 […]

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What Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) actions are needed for sustainable Maritime Research, Technological Development and Innovation (RTDI) by 2030? 11 April, Larnaca Cyprus Did you know that Cyprus is the 11th largest merchant fleet globally and the 3rd largest fleet in the European Union? In fact, under the Cyprus flag, there are more than […]

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Deep sea mining in the North Atlantic… an opportunity to do things right Azores, 9  March Mineração no mar profundo no Atlântico  Norte…  uma oportunidade para fazer as coisas bem feitas  The potential impact of deep sea mining on the maritime economy, marine science and employment are considerable but with that also comes a series of issues: […]

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The second round of MARINA workshops – running from January to May 2018 – has just started. These participatory workshops organized in the framework of the MARINA project are part of a Mobilization and Mutual Learning (MML) process composed of two phases at local and international levels held across Europe over the last 12 months. […]

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The second round of MARINA workshops – running from January to May 2018 – has just started. These participatory workshops organized in the framework of the MARINA project are part of a Mobilization and Mutual Learning (MML) process composed of two phases at local and international levels held across Europe over the last 12 months. […]

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16 February 2018 Sustainable sea mining and responsible research and innovation Ricerca ed innovazione responsabile e sostenibilità dello sfruttamento delle risorse minerarie marine We move toward an age of mining the deep ocean floor, the world’s most remote environment. The seabed is thought to be rich in deposits of cobalt, copper, manganese, gold and rare […]

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The high-level United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: “Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development” will be convened at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 5 to 9 June 2017, coinciding with World Oceans Day, to support the implementation of United Nations […]

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