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.The second annual conference of the MARINA project aims at presenting […]

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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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Renewable energies on coastal environment and development: what is challenging Italy? Rome, 12 March  Impatto delle energie rinnovabili sulle coste: quali le sfide in termini di Innovazione e Ricerca Responsabile?  Marine energy – in particular wave and tidal generated electricity – is exiting the research and development stage and entering the operational, pre-commercial phase, the […]

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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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What is Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) and how can it be used to help inform decisions about the sustainable utilisation of Irelands marine resources Galway, 6 March Ireland has developed an integrated plan known as Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth which establishes ambitious targets to double the value of its ocean wealth to 2.5% of GDP […]

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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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7 February 2018 Istanbul, Turkey Blue Growth and Sea Transportation in TSS Mavi Büyüme ve Türk Boğazlar Sistemi’nde Deniz Taşımacılığı The Turkish Straits System (TSS) acts as a biological corridor between two distinctly different basins and has a sensitive marine ecosystem. The region also harbors a lot of industrial activities and as well as 1/3 […]

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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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5 October 2017 MARINA Mobilisation and Mutual Learning Workshop Galway, Ireland “Explore the Development of Sustainable Tourism Opportunities within Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) through Responsible Research and Innovation” is the topic of next MARINA workshop to be held in Galway, organized by our partner Smartbay, which open the new MARINA MML workshop for months to […]

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