Sustainable sea mining and Responsible Research and Innovation, MARINA Workshop in Molfetta, Italy

2018-02-16 All day

16 February 2018
Sustainable sea mining and responsible research and innovation

Ricerca ed innovazione responsabile e sostenibilità dello sfruttamento delle risorse minerarie marine

We move toward an age of mining the deep ocean floor, the world’s most remote environment.
The seabed is thought to be rich in deposits of cobalt, copper, manganese, gold and rare elements essential for making smartphones, laptops, solar panels electric cars and other indispensable products of modern life but as the world’s population rises, demand, for these metals and minerals surges beyond what our land is able to provide.
At the same time, the ecology inside deep ocean still defies common knowledge so scientist and environmentalists rise concerns about venturing into this unknown territory. Therefore, sustainable exploitation of marine natural resources is essential for the development of green and blue economy and sustainable management of marine and coastal environment.


Which action should be taken to achieve a sustainable sea mining in harmony eith a greener and a bluer future?

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.


The workshop is organised by Osservatorio del Mare in Molfetta using the Science café methodology.

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.

Contacts: Maddalena de Virgilio
Location: Sala comunale Via Martiri di Via Fani, Molfetta (BA), Italy