Sustainable marine biotechnologies: what’s at stake for tomorrow? MARINA Workshop in Boulogne Sur Mer

2018-03-13 09:00 - 2018-03-17 17:00

Sustainable marine biotechnologies: what’s at stake for tomorrow? Focus on marine pollution

Boulogne Sur Mer, 13 March  Ocean ecosystems are rich in potential for biotechnologies. Macro and micro-organisms that can be found in the marine environment have developed diverse and unique metabolisms that have no equivalent on land. This ecosystem remains mostly unexplored and unstudied. Still, marine researchers have made a number of major discoveries and today, marine biotechnologies affect a large number of sectors. Scientists are exploring these new resources and searching for potential use in our daily life, from medicine to food, through the industry. Marine biotech can be exploited for environmental purposes and especially in order to reduce marine pollution (e.g. monitoring marine pollution or bioremediation). Their potential is still largely unknown to the public and a multi-stakeholder engagement seems necessary to ensure a comprehensive approach. ronwon
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How can marine biotechnologies help reduce marine pollution? 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 World Ocean Network, using the roundtable, open discussion and world café methodologies. 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: Nausicaa, Centre National de la mer, Boulevard Sainte Beuve, 62200 Boulogne-Sur-Mer (France)