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Responsible Research and Innovation for ocean conservation and sustainable blue growth
by XPRO Consulting and Nausicaa on behalf of the MARINA European Union funded project (Partnership)
Increase policy, industry, academic and society awareness of the Responsible Research and Innovation potential and federate them to strengthen ocean conservation actions and lead Blue Growth initiatives in a responsible manner through governance, ethics, citizen involvement, ocean science education and gender equality.

Implementation Mechanisms:
34 local mobilization and mutual learning workshops and 8 international workshops in 11 European countries carried out with highly participatory methods for policy makers, scientists, private sector and citizens to help them discuss a specific marine hot topic such sustainable tourism, marine litter, microplastics, overfishing, aquaculture and tidal energy, etc., create a common vision and a concrete roadmap of SMART actions to execute.
4 international policy workshops, 3 international scientific conferences using highly participatory methods and widely disseminating the results in Europe and abroad.
A digital knowledge management platform open to all and federating marine stakeholders for generating responsible research and innovation action in marine and maritime sectors.
A responsible research and innovation roadmap, lessons learned and guidelines will be published and openly accessible.
Progress reports
Responsible Research and Innovation Roadmap and Guidelines
MARINA Knowledge Platform
Results of the Mobilisation and Mutual Learning Workshop Report
Lessons Learned and Best Practices Report
Other, please specify
Embed Responsible Research and Innovation (citizen engagement, open science, science education, governance, ethics and gender equality) in political, academic and industrial processes.
Other, please specify
Federating policy, industry, academia and society to create ocean problem solution roadmaps.
Other, please specify
Raising awareness about ocean challenges towards policy, industry, academia and society.
Basic information
Time-frame: May 2016 - April 2019
1 Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Other relevant organization Public Research) 2 Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale (Other relevant organization Public Research) 3 XPRO Consulting Limited (Private Sector) 4 Fundao EurOcean (Non-Governmental Organization) 5 Organizatia Ecologista Neguvernamentala Mare Nostrum (Civil Society Organization) 6 ShitasutusTeaduskeskus AHHAA Science Center AHHAA Foundation (Other relevant actor) 7 SmartBay Ireland, Limited (Private Sector) 8 Cyprus Neuroscience & Technology Institute (Other relevant actor) 9 Agenzia per la Promozione della Ricerca Europea (Other relevant actor) 10 Societe d'exploitation du centre national de la mer (Private Sector) 11 Reseau Ocean Mondial AISBL (Non-Governmental Organization) 12 Associacion Centro de Investigacion Cooperativa en Nanociencias CIC-NANOGUNE (Other Relevant Actor) 13 Aalborg University (Academic Institution) 14 Istambul University (Academic Institution) 15 Institute of Oceanlology of Polish Academy of Sciences (Academic Institution) 16 Fundo Regional para a Ciencia e Tecnologia of Azores (Government) 17 GeoEcoMar National Research Institute Romania (Government) 18 Center for Marine and Reneable Energy (MaREI) (Academic Institute)
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
European Commission International marine and maritime communities Governments and NGOs, CSOs and citizens at large Academia
Contact information
Xenia Schneider, Owner and Principal Consultant, xenia-schneider@xpro-consulting.com,
Nicosia, Cyprus
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