Bringing the Ocean to Society
2 Nov 2017
COLUMBUS Conference on Knowledge Transfer & External Capacity Training
Attend this unique forum on marine knowledge transfer and the associated training event.

The COLUMBUS project is hosting its 2nd International Blue Society Knowledge Transfer Conference, “Achieving Impact from Marine Research” on 7 November 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Brussels, Belgium. This conference is intended to be an international forum to bring together all those interested in sharing best practice and learning about initiatives and sectoral progress in Knowledge Transfer. 

Through a wide array of innovative and insightful presentations and talks, attendees will be provided with the opportunity to explore collaboratively the barriers, challenges, and possible solutions to achieving the impact potential of marine and maritime research, at all stages of the funding cycle. Register here.

A free training course is also offered as a side event to the annual conference at 2pm on Monday 6 November. This training course is intended for all those who are interested in achieving greater impact from the research that they support: such as funding agencies, evaluators, lobbyists and decision makers. "Whilst there are those who are successfully achieving impact from their research, we recognise that it is not always easy and that capacity in Knowledge Transfer needs to be built. With this in mind, we have organised an afternoon of training on the COLUMBUS Knowledge Transfer methodology for those that hold supporting roles for research. We need to see a culture change in the way we use research findings, but also in how research is funded”, said Cliona Ní Cheallacháin, COLUMBUS Project Manager, based at AquaTT, Dublin, Ireland. 

Find out more about the COLUMBUS project, in which EurOcean is a partner and register for the conference.