How can Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) enable Blue Growth initiatives? A hands-on approach and roadmap
ESOF 2018, 10 July, 8.45 am – 10.00 am
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 and 8 international mobilisation and mutual learning European workshops from the EU-funded RRI-project MARINA.
The MARINA workshops have actively engaged more than 1100 actors and stakeholders from policy, science, business, NGOs/ CSOs and society to debate and define actionable roadmaps of how to embed Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in Blue Growth topics. The topics cover blue energy, sustainable tourism, coastal urban development, aquaculture, fisheries, marine litter, re-invigorating old harbours, deep sea mining and nanotechnology. All these activities have resulted in a collection of lessons learned and best practices for applying RRI, participatory approach and stakeholder engagement. This collection has been boiled down into the RRI Roadmap for Blue Growth and beyond.
The workshop will be highly participative testing the RRI Roadmap for Blue Growth and Nanotechnology. Participants in groups will test the RRI-Roadmap and compete or collaborate to achieve Blue Growth initiatives using RRI. Each group will be given limited RRI resources and it will be required to compete and/ or collaborate with other groups in achieving a concise RRI common approach. At the end of the participatory exercise, the workshop facilitator will collect experiences from the participant-groups and draw conclusions. The workshop will continue with short “fire” presentations from MARINA and other EU-funded RRI-related projects for discussing and consolidating how RRI can enable Blue Growth.
The workshop will end by sharing a summary of policy-oriented RRI initiatives based on the MARINA European policy survey and experiences from engaging multi-disciplinary actors in blue growth and nanotechnology initiatives. The RRI Roadmap and its best practices do not only relate to marine fields but to any business-science-policy societal challenge field such as nanotechnology.
Speakers: GIN Iwona – Nausicaa, Centre National de la Mer, CIRA Manuel – World Ocean Network, RAICEVICH Sasa – Italian Institute of Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), SANDERS Robert – EBN, THEODOTOU SCHNEIDER Xenia – XPRO Consulting Limited.
Visit the ESOF 2018 website and get more info.