Bringing the Ocean to Society
30 Jan 2017
EurOcean gathers a wide range of stakeholders in Faro, Portugal, to debate the impacts of coastal erosion on tourism.
The World Café event produced a Responsible Research and Innovation-driven common vision to be developed within the framework of the EU Horizon 2020 funded project MARINA.

During an afternoon of collective brainstorming, a group of citizens, NGO representatives, governance members and tourism industry players, led by EurOcean, selected priorities on how marine science research can increase its contribution to a more functional, fair, equal and efficient Europe.

Sun, Sand… and Safety! How long will we have beaches?

While beaches shrink due to the combined effect of erosion and sea level rise, coastal tourism keeps growing. This hot topic was broken down and analysed into its environmental, cultural, social, economic and political components. The results constitute a set of priority actions to be developed under the RRI (Responsible Research and Innovation) initiatives of MARINA and will soon be available online in the project’s Knowledge Sharing Platform at http://www.marinaproject.eu

Check out this short video to see what happened during this World Café on Saturday 21st January in Faro:


You can find out more about RRI, its pillars and how MARINA is planning to support Europe on its implementation here: http://www.marinaproject.eu/index.php/what-is-rri/

Also, should you understand Portuguese, we suggest you listen to our 10 minutes interview on RUA FM: https://www.mixcloud.com/RUAFM/entrevista-20jan-workshop-eros%C3%A3o-costeira-tiago-garcia-eurocean-1041/

Get involved!

Do you feel like your voice is not heard about a marine science subject that really matters to you? Register on the MARINA’s Knowledge Sharing Platform and share your points of view and knowledge with a growing community around Europe. And make sure you do not miss the next MARINA events.

The event had an outstanding support from the Ciência Viva centres in the Algarve, namely Centro Ciência Viva do Algarve in Faro, Centro Ciência Viva de Tavira and Centro Ciência Viva de Lagos.