Will the unique character of the Black Sea ecosystem survive climate changes? MARINA Workshop in Constanta

2018-03-06 All day

 6 March 2018 - Constanta, Romania

Will the unique character of the Black Sea ecosystem survive climate changes?

Va supraviețui caracterul unic al ecosistemului Mării Negre schimbărilor climatice? The Black Sea is the most voluminous anoxic basin and an ecosystem with unique particularities. One of the most intriguing facts about the Black Sea is its depletion of oxygen and its layers of water that almost never intermix. The thin upper layer of marine water (up to 150-200m) supports the unique biological life in the Black Sea ecosystem. The deeper and denser water layers are saturated with hydrogen sulfide. The Black Sea is also unique because it is semi-closed and its catchment area is five times bigger than the sea surface itself. The most important environmental constraints of the Black Sea, still considered “the most seriously degraded sea on our planet” (GEF, 1992), consist of ecosystem changes. blacksea-mml_romania
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What Responsible Research and Innovation actions are needed to mitigate climate change in the Black Sea region? 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 according to the Focus Group method by Mare Nostrum NGO. 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: Hotel Ibis, Constanța, România 39B-41, Mircea cel Batran Str., 900658

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    Marine Responsible Research and Innovation in Science, Innovation and Society
    RRI-SIS MARINA 2018
    Science Centre AHHAA in Tartu, Estonia, 17 September 2018

    The second annual conference of the MARINA project aims at presenting cases studies highlighting examples where the implementation of RRI dimensions, principles and topics, made a difference in the impact of the research and innovation in the context of the H2020 societal challenges. It will be hosted in the frame of Multi-conference RRI - SIS 2018.

    Specific themes of interest to RRI-SIS MARINA 2018 include but are not limited to:
    • Tourism and coastal cities
    • Pollution caused by human and sea pressures
    • Fisheries and aquaculture
    • Renewable energy (wave, wind, tidal)
    • Marine changes caused by climate
    • Marine Biotech
    • Sea Transportation
    • Deep Sea Mining

    The submitted papers are encouraged to discuss the specific theme(s) of marine challenges in the perspective of: Governance, Public engagement and Inclusion in the RRI process; Science education and communication in RRI actions; Gender and Ethical issues in RRI initiatives; Sustainability of RRI processes.

    Important Dates

    • July 10, 2018: Deadline for abstract submission
    • July 30, 2018: Deadline for paper submission
    • August 102018: Notification of acceptance
    • August 31, 2018: Submission deadline for the final version of the papers
    • September 2, 2018: deadline for conference registration
    • September 17, 2018: RRI-SIS MARINA Conference

    Find all details on the #MARINARRI2018 Conference and Call for Papers on the 2018 MARINA Conference website.