Oil spills at sea: can bacteria be the solution? MARINA Workshop in Rome

2018-03-13 14:30 - 2018-03-13 18:30

13 March, Rome

Oil spills at sea: can bacteria be the solution?

Inquinamento marino da petrolio: e se la soluzione fossero i batteri? 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 oil spill or loss and there is a strong argument in favour of the use of these incredible oil-eating bacteria as a cost-effective component of a marine oil spill-response strategy.With the help of experts - and together with the other participants - you will build a map of actions to ensure societal challenges are considered while developing and adopting this new technology. Perhaps, the answer to a number of problems caused by humans will come from tiny, simple, incredibly ancient forms of life. ispra-min
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What Responsible Research and Innovation actions are needed to make marine bioremediation application sustainable? 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 the Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA) and will be conducted with the Science Café methodology, in Italian language. It will involve citizens, scientists, business representatives, entrepreneurs, local authorities and policymakers 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: CNR, via dei Taurini 19, Rome (Italy) Register: marina@isprambiente.it

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    "Towards RRI Practices and Policies" (TRRIP 2018) is a conference organised by the H2020 MARINA project in conjunction with research institutions and policy-making bodies, aims at collecting contributions focusing on actions required to improve evidence-based policymaking related to coastal areas and seas with a specific focus on what RRI could contribute and what role institutionalisation of RRI dimensions by public administrations and research institutions could play to improve evidence-based policymaking.  It will be hosted in the frame of Multi-conference RRI - SIS 2018.

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    • Conceptualisation of the science-policy interface with respect to evidence-based policy-making;

    • Impact and use of scientific data and knowledge in policy-making;

    • Knowledge coproduction and co-creation with stakeholders, scientists and policy makers;

    • Benefits and implementation of public engagement in Research and Innovation;

    • New models of governance in public administrations and research institutions related to the RRI concept;

    • Gaps, barriers, lessons learnt and best practices on institutionalizing the RRI related approaches for evidence-based policy-making;

    • Drivers for institutionalizing relevant RRI mechanisms in evidence-based policy making;

    • Experiences and recommended actions to embed RRI in the organisational procedures of public administrations and/or research institutions;

    • Change Management Approaches for institutionalising RRI.

    Important Dates

    •        July 10, 2018: Deadline for abstract submission

    •         July 30, 2018: Deadline for paper submission

    •         August 10, 2018: Notification of acceptance

    •        August 31, 2018: Submission deadline for the final version of the papers

    •        September 2, 2018: deadline for conference registration

    •        September 18, 2018: RRI-SIS TRRIPP Conference

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    The conference will also host a 3 hours policy workshop on RRI implementation in public institutions with the participation of policy makers, RRI implementers and practitioners.

    Find all details on the TRRIP 2018  Conference and Call for Papers on the  Conference website.