Publié le 14 janvier 2019

Marina conference Nausicaa aquarium boulogne sur mer

Nausicaá, National Sea Centre in France, will host the final conference of the MARINA project on 12-13 March 2019.

The overall aim of the MARINA conference and project is to stimulate the debate on marine challenges in the RRI community, encourage scientists and societal actors to work together during the whole research and innovation process with a common goal of aligning both the process and its outcomes with the values, needs and expectations of society, and ensuring that marine resources are managed in a sustainable way.

The concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is part of the Europe 2020 strategy. It promotes a stronger collaboration across disciplines and among scientists, industry, citizens and policy makers in order to enhance the role of society in dealing with current challenges and to make sure that the needs of citizens are integrated in research and innovation.

Responsible Research and Innovation are characterised by the following dimensions:

The Blue Society is an informed, “ocean-literate” society that benefits from marine vast resources while preserving their environmental integrity and functioning. It relies on Blue Growth and sustainable governance of the Ocean, a global common, collectively managed across sectors and borders. Education, the effective enforcement of policies, science-informed action and the development of cross-sector partnerships are its key components.

Call for Papers

Participants of the conference are expected to contribute to the debate by submitting papers that describe experience, case studies, outcomes of projects or research activities related to the marine domain and where the implementation of the RRI or Blue Society concepts made a difference in the impact on the research, innovation and European society.

In particular, the conference will assemble and highlight case studies and good practice in a portfolio of innovative approaches to using and managing marine resources and services in a way that is based on the RRI dimensions.

Specific themes of interest 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 change
  • Marine biotechnologies
  • Sea transportation
  • Deep sea mining
  • Ocean literacy and education

Paper Submission

Submissions will be made online in PDF format, and uploaded on the Easychair system.

The submitted paper will be at most 10 single-space printed pages. Please use MS Word to generate your PDF.

Papers that fail to comply with length limit will be rejected. Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 peer reviewers. After the preliminary notification date, authors will answer all reviewer inquiries and comments by evidence and arguments.

Selection criteria will include: relevance, significance, impact, originality, technical soundness, and quality of presentation. Preference will be given to submissions that take strong or challenging positions on important emergent topics related to marine science and Responsible Research and Innovation. At least one author will attend the conference to present the paper.


Key Dates

Conference Venue

Nausicaá, National Sea Centre, Boulevard Sainte-Beuve, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France



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