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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