Project

MARINA - Marine Knowledge Sharing Platform for Federating Responsible Research and Innovation Communities

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Uploaded by RRI Tools on 03 April 2017

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From 01/05/2016 to 30/04/2019

We have always relied on seas for food, recreation, economic opportunities, transport, as a waste dump and so on. Now, with the climate change in progress and the intensive human exploitation, the marine ecosystem in Europe is in serious danger. We will be able to reverse this trend only if citizens, researchers, policy makers, industrial and societal actors work together.

The MARINA project will engage these actors in order to share knowledge, include the citizens’ vision and societal needs, create a synergy between research&innovation and the environmental safeguard. The Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) process will achieve these objective: RRI is a new approach to science whereby all actors engaged can effectively make their voice heard in the whole research process and share their ideas with those who develop new solutions. Thanks to the on field experience, MARINA project will stregthen this systematic approach, making it transferable and reproducible for any RRI thematic domain.

The RRI approach will be used with all stakeholders in 8 strategic marine Hot Topics issues involving all the Horizon2020 societal challenges:

  1. Marine biotech
  2. Sea Transportation
  3. Deep sea mining (including bio prospecting)
  4. Marine Change caused by climate
  5. Renewable energy (wave, wind, tidal)
  6. Tourism and coastal cities
  7. Fishing and aquaculture
  8. Pollution caused by human land and sea pressures.

The MARINA project will implement several activities in order to reach all its objectives. This list presents the most relevant ones:

  • Mobilisation and Mutual Learning (MML) workshops
  • Knowledge Sharing Platform (KSP)
  • Mobilising policy to institutionalize RRI principles
  • Creation of Guidelines and Good Practices for RRI
  • Exhibitions
  • CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE – CNR (Italy) 
  • ISTITUTO SUPERIORE PER LA PROTEZIONE E LA RICERCA AMBIENTALE – ISPRA (Italy) 
  • XPRO CONSULTING LIMITED – XPRO (Cyprus) 
  • FUNDACAO EUROCEAN – EUROCEAN (Portugal) 
  • ORGANIZATIA ECOLOGISTA NEGUVERNAMENTALA MARE NOSTRUM – MARE NOSTRUM (Romania) 
  • SIHTASUTUS TEADUSKESKUS AHHAA – AHHAA (Estonia) 
  • SMARTBAY IRELAND LIMITED – SMARTBAY (Ireland ) 
  • CYPRUS NEUROSCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE – CNTI (Cyprus) 
  • AGENZIA PER LA PROMOZIONE DELLA RICERCA EUROPEA – APRE (Italy) 
  • NAUSICAA CENTRE NNATIONAL DE LA MER – NAUSICAA (France) 
  • RESEAU OCEAN MONDIAL AISBL – ROM WON (Belgium) 
  • ASSOCIACION CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION COOPERATIVA EN NANOCIENCIAS – CIC NANOGUNE – CIC nanoGUNE (Spain)
  • AALBORG UNIVERSITET – AAU (Denmark) 
  • ISTANBUL UNIVERSITESI – IU (Turkey) 

Project Coordinator
Fernando Ferri (CNR – Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche)
fernando.ferri@irpps.cnr.it / marina.pro@irpps.cnr.it

Press contacts
APRE – Agency for the Promotion of European Research
Emanuela Dané (dane@apre.it) / Mara Gualandi (gualandi@apre.it)

Total cost: EUR 2 999 943,75
EU contribution: EUR 2 999 943,75
http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/203169_en.html

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