Explore synergies between MARINA and nanotechnologies – 24 October in Bruxelles

2017-10-24 All day

atomiumRestoration and conservation of coastal and submerged heritage using solutions based on nanotechnologies - MARINA Workshop 

24 October 2017
9 am – 5.30 pm 
National Research Council Liason Office
Rue du Trône, 98

MARINA Project organizes the workshop "Restoration and conservation of coastal and submerged heritage using solutions based on nanotechnologies", with a view to co-constructing a common understanding of concerns and barriers on the adoption of RRI approach in the context of shared nanotech-marine R&D and policies.

With several coastal zones being among the densest populated areas, mixed metropolitan coastal landscapes have emerged around historic port cities posing new challenges for conservation, management and transmission of existing tangible and intangible values. The nanotechnologies constitute a great promise for facing these challenges in the domain of environmental conservation, giving that, it was found important analysing the links of nanotechnology to the marine environment through cultural heritage.

The workshop is addressed to explore potential synergies between MARINA and the domain of nanotechnologies, amongst the most relevant H2020 enabling technologies. This “bridge” will define the transferability of the MARINA results in the nanotechnologies on one hand, and enrich the knowledge base of MARINA with valuable insights. We will create added value through a collaborative debate by using participatory and interactive methods, among different subjects, organisations and initiatives invited. Based on a 3 triggering questions, we will use them as interaction start-up enabling the discussion of potential solutions and methods bounding the 3 different stages of heritage governance: restoration, fruition, conservation.
Why participate -  The main result will be the definition of a path towards the exploitation of methodologies and policies helping the local communities, local and national stakeholders and policymakers to remove barriers limiting the adoption of RRI. The participants will co-construct a common understanding of concerns and barriers on the adoption of RRI approach in the context of shared nanotech-marine R&D and policies; this will be a RRI-valuable result. Additionally, this workshop will help to evaluate the interest of the Nanotech and Heritage-related communities in inheriting the MARINA-RRI knowledge base and update it also by methods developed and services offered by MARINA-RRI partners.



08.45 - 09.15 Arrival and coffee/tea

09.15 - 09.25 Welcome and workshop’ themes introduction

Francesco Niglia, KoysLab

09.25 - 11.00 Creation of a common ground about the state of the art in RRI and Nanotechnologies

Moderator Francesco Niglia- KoysLab (MARINA Project Consortium)

09:25 Fernando Ferri - CNR-IRPSS (MARINA Project Consortium)

09:40 Dora Fazekas – Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (NANO2All Project Consortium)

10:10 Federica Fernandez – Euro Mediterranean Institute for Science and Technology

10:30 Giuseppina Padeletti – CNR-ISNM (HERACLES Project Consortium)

10:50 Emanuela De Menna – EC DG Research and Innovation, Cultural Heritage

11:05 René Martins – EC DG Research and Innovation, Nano Science and Nano


Question and Answers

11.25 - 11.40 Coffee break

11.40 - 12.30 the Collaborative debate (part 1). Evaluating the first triggering question (restoration)

12.30 - 13.45 Lunch break

13.45 - 14.35 the Collaborative debate (part 2). Evaluating the second triggering question (fruition)

14.35 - 14.50 Coffee break

14.50 - 15.40 the Collaborative debate (part 3). Evaluating the third triggering question (conservation)

15.40 - 16.30 highlights and conclusions: the potential connections

16.30 - 17.00 final questions & answers, closing the workshop

REGISTRATION: "Restoration and conservation of coastal and submerged heritage using solutions based on nanotechnologies",

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    The second annual conference of the MARINA project aims at presenting cases studies highlighting examples where the implementation of RRI dimensions, principles and topics, made a difference in the impact of the research and innovation in the context of the H2020 societal challenges. It will be hosted in the frame of Multi-conference RRI - SIS 2018.

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    • Sea Transportation
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    The submitted papers are encouraged to discuss the specific theme(s) of marine challenges in the perspective of: Governance, Public engagement and Inclusion in the RRI process; Science education and communication in RRI actions; Gender and Ethical issues in RRI initiatives; Sustainability of RRI processes.

    Important Dates

    • July 10, 2018: Deadline for abstract submission
    • July 30, 2018: Deadline for paper submission
    • August 102018: Notification of acceptance
    • August 31, 2018: Submission deadline for the final version of the papers
    • September 2, 2018: deadline for conference registration
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    Find all details on the #MARINARRI2018 Conference and Call for Papers on the 2018 MARINA Conference website.