On 10th of July, in Toulouse MARINA will be conducting a workshop at EuroScience Open Forum – ESOF 2018, the largest interdisciplinary science meeting in Europe. MARINA workshop, titled “How can Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) enable Blue Growth initiatives? A hands-on approach and roadmap” will showcase lessons learned and best practices from 34 local […]

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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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  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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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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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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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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Black Sea – an inexhaustible source of energy? How to tip the balance towards renewable energy? Bucharest, 9 March  What actions are needed for developing the renewable energy sector (wind, waves, biomass, etc.) in order to ensure a sustainable management of natural resources? license: public domain You want to use your creative mind to develop […]

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