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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Digitalization and automatization are not the only changes rattling the shipping industry. New technologic developments promise to make ships, ports and their construction and operation energy efficient, minimise pollution and thus lower the harm to the natural environment. This is what Green Port and Green Ship is all about. But are they green enough? In […]

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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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Maritime transport can have different kinds of impacts: on the atmosphere with greenhouse gas emissions and on the sea with polluting emissions (tanks washing, fuel spills, etc.), on the quality life in port cities’ (traffic, pollutants emission in proximity of the houses, etc.); the mobility of people, and the development of tourism.Maritime transport is a cross-cutting topic […]

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Oil spills at sea: can bacteria be the solution? 13 March, Rome Imagine oil spills completely cleaned up by tiny “warrior” organisms who attack and break down the oil soon after a marine accident. It may look like a science fiction movie, but it actually happens in nature! Italian seas are constantly at risk of […]

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Boulogne sur Mer, 13 March 2018 Sustainable marine biotechnologies: what’s at stake for tomorrow? Focus on marine pollution Ocean ecosystems are rich in potential for biotechnologies. Macro and micro-organisms that can be found in the marine environment have developed diverse and unique metabolisms that have no equivalent on land. This ecosystem remains mostly unexplored and unstudied. […]

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28 February, Athens Ballast Water Management and the Marine Environment  “Διαχείρισης Θαλασσίου Έρματος και το Θαλάσσιο Περιβάλλον” Non-indigenous species (NIS) can be transported across regions through ballast water of large vessels and can become invasive (IAS), out-competing local flora and fauna. This can severely damage the environment, human health and economic interests. To prevent the […]

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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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Yacht tourism constitutes a major part of marine tourism activities, particularly in Mediterranean countries; with economic, cultural and social implications on coastal communities. In addition to the esteemed recreational benefits to yachting enthusiast, the sector provides livelihood to a significant number of people through touristic services (accommodation, restaurants, shopping etc.), marinas and yacht building and […]

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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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