Deep Sea Mining… an opportunity to do things right. MARINA International Workshop in Lisbon

2018-05-07 All day
7 May 2018, Lisbon - Portugal Deep Sea Mining… an opportunity to do things right! 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 country that wishes to start exploiting what lies down there? What is the correct thing to do: to invest in research and innovation to reduce the risks of DSM or to invest in changing lifestyle habits that reduce the need for more resources? Is the solution in the bottom of the sea or in our houses? This is a unique opportunity to do things right. fotolisbona   How can Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) serve to bridge deep sea mining, sustainability and policy? You want to use your creative mind to develop solutions that best serve individual citizens, your local community and the European society at large. You want to make sure that your needs and expectations are taken into account when local, national and European decisions and innovations are being developed. GET STARTED! FOLLOW OUR WORKSHOP AND SHARE YOUR IDEAS ONLINE The workshop is organised by EurOcean using the SDDP methodology. It will involve citizens, scientists, business representatives, entrepreneurs, local authorities and policy makers in an open dialogue. Together, you will define a common vision and a roadmap of solutions and actions to face this challenge. The results, together with the outcomes of the other MARINA workshops in Europe, will be freely accessible on the MARINA Web Knowledge Sharing Platform, used for identifying lessons learned and best practices and disseminated at European policy conferences. Location: Gulbenkian Foundation, Av. Berna, 45 - Lisbon, Portugal

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  • 2019-03-12 - 2019-03-13 All day

    The MARINA RRI Final conference will be held on 12- 13 March 2019, hosted by Nausicaa Sea Centre in Boulogne Sur Mer, France. Call for papers is now open!
    Registrations to the Conference are also open on the official Conference website.
    The overall aim of the MARINA RRI Final Conference  is to stimulate the debate on the marine challenges within the RRI community, which involves scientists and societal actors working together during the whole research and innovation process, with the common goals of aligning both the process and its outcomes with the values, needs and expectations of the society and integrating citizens visions, needs and desires into science and innovation.

    The concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is part of the Europe 2020 strategy. Its vision is to promote stronger collaboration among scientists from different disciplines, societal actors, citizens and policy makers in order to achieve a wider dimension of science and innovation and enhance the role of society in dealing with its challenges. In fact, there are still many barriers in public organizations and research institutions which impede a complete implementation of the RRI framework, like lack of public engagement, poor science education, ethics and governance.

    Participants are expected to contribute submitting papers that describe experiences, case studies, outcomes from projects related to the marine domain and how RRI may allow acknowledging, to anticipate and assess implications connected to societal expectations and fostering the design of inclusive and sustainable research and innovation.

    In particular, the conference will cover and systematize cases studies and examples from practice developed in several past and running research activities and projects on RRI, where the implementation of RRI dimensions, principles and topics made a difference in the impact of the research and innovation. This portfolio of experiences will also include examples of guidelines, approaches and good practices dealing with different aspects of RRI and marine challenges.

    Specific themes of interest include but are not limited to:

    • Tourism and coastal cities
    • Pollution caused by human and sea pressures
    • Fisheries and aquaculture
    • Renewable energy (wave, wind, tidal)
    • Marine changes caused by climate
    • Marine Biotech
    • Sea Transportation
    • Deep Sea Mining
    • Ocean Literacy

    Paper Submission is available on line, on the official Conference website.

    Important Dates

    • February 15, 2019: Deadline for paper submission
    • February 16, 2019: Notification of acceptance
    • March 3, 2019: Submission deadline for the final version of the papers
    • March, 12 and 13, 2019: Conference

    Registrations are also open on the official Conference website till the 8th of March.

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