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Nausicaá, National Sea Centre in France, will host the third conference of the MARINA project on 12th 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.

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


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 with 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.

The Conference Proceedings will be submitted to IGI Global international publisher.




Advisory Chairs :

Giuseppe Borsalino, European Commission, Belgium

Zakaria Benameur, Research Executive Agency, European Commission, Belgium

Ana Isabel da Silva Araújo Simões, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Maria Paula Diogo, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Ana Noronha, Ciência Viva, Portugal

Adrian Slob, TNO, Netherlands

Nina Zugic, United Kingdom

Conference Chairs :

Fernando Ferri, CNR, Italy

Sasa Raicevich, ISPRA, Italy

Philippe Vallette, Nausicaá, France

Programme Chairs :

Husne Altiok, Istanbul University, Turkey

Hans Thor Andersen, Aalborg University, Denmark

Christine Causse, Nausicaá, France

Patrizia Grifoni, CNR, Italy

Yiannis Laouris, CNTI, Cyprus

Cecilia Silvestri, ISPRA, Italy


Science Communication Chairs :

Manuel Cira, ROM WON, Belgium

Iwona Gin, Nausicaá, France

Sander Kask, AHHAA, Estonia


Publicity Chairs :

Carine Bayeux, Nausicaá, France

Margot Bezzi, APRE, Italy

Chiara Buongiovanni, APRE, Italy

Emanuela Danè, APRE, Italy

Alessia D'Andrea, CNR, Italy

Micaela Candea, Mare Nostrum, Romania

Elena Giusta, ISPRA, Italy

Mara Gualandi, APRE, Italy

Tiziana Guzzo, CNR, Italy


Industrial Chairs :

Niamh Flavin, SmartBay, Ireland​

Mato Knez, NanoGUNE, Spain

Xenia Schneider, XPRO, Cyprus


Local Organising Committee :

Delphine El-Khassawneh, Nausicaá, France

Iwona Gin, Nausicaá, France

Florence Huron, Nausicaá, France

Fabien Jandau, Nausicaá, France


Programme Committee :

Ali Al-Mourabit, CNRS, France

Asaf Ariel,EcoOcean, Israel

Frederic Andres, National Institute of Informatics, Japan

Elena Aristodemou, CNTI, Cyprus

Yehuda Benayahu, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Alicia Betts, Global University Network for Innovation GUNi, Spain

Noemi Biancone, CNR, Italy

Chiara Bicchielli, CNR, Italy

Carmen - Gabriela Bostan, Institute of Educational Sciences, Romania

Maria Chiara Caschera, CNR, Italy

Chiara Cavallaro, CNR, Italy

Marta Cayetano, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

Alessia D’Andrea, CNR, Italy

Laurent Dufossé, Université de la Réunion, France

Arianna D’Ulizia, CNR, Italy

Jozefien De Marrée, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Ander Errasti Lopez, GISME - University of Barcelona, Spain

Cristina Escrigas, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

Thomas Evensen, Research council of Norway, Norway

Anna Maria Fleetwood, Swedish Research Council, Sweden

Giuseppe Forino,T6 Ecosystems, Italy

Paulina Forma, Universytet Jana Kochanowskiego, Poland

Ellen-Marie Forsberg, Oslo and Akershus University College, Norway

Tiago Garcia, Eurocean, Portugal

Patrizia Grifoni, CNR, Italy

Agata Gurzawska, University Twente, The Netherlands

Tiziana Guzzo, CNR, Italy

Klaus Hadwiger, University of Hohenheim, Germany

Jesper Rohr Hansen, Aalborg University, Denmark

Hideyuki Hirakawa, Osaka University, Japan

Manfred Horvat, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Michela Insenga, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom

Adalheidur Jonsdottir, Icelandic Centre for Research - RANNIS, Iceland

Ewa Kocinska, Poznan Science and Technology Park, Poland

Georgios Kolliarakis, University of Frankfurt/Cluster of Excellence, Germany

Olga Kot, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine

Martine Legris, Lille University CERAPS, France

Sophia Letsiou, APIVITA, Greece

Céline Liret, Océanopolis, France

Allison Loconto, INRA, France

Jeanne Pia Mifsud Bonnici, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Pierpaolo Mincarone, CNR, Italy

Maura Misiti, CNR, Italy

Birgitta Myrman, Swedish Research Council, Sweden

Gabriele Nardone, ISPRA, Italy

Francesco Niglia, University of Salento, Italy

Fabio Palazzo, CNR, Italy

Margus Pedaste, University of Tartu, Estonia

Marco Picone, ISPRA, Italy

Francesca Ronchi, ISPRA, Italy

Dalia Satkovskiene, Vilnius University/BASNET Forumas association, Lithuania

Kjersti Sjaatil, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway

Astrid Souren, EARMA/Radboud University, Netherlands

Veronika Tamas, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Centre for Social Sciences, Hungary

Ruud ter Meulen, Centre for Ethics, University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Antonella Passani, T6 Ecosystems, Italy

Ioannis Trougakos, University of Athens, Greece

Asta Valackiene, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

Adriana Valente, CNR, Italy

John Walls, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Miyoko Watanabe, JST, Japan

Kirstie Wild, Danish Technological Institute, Denmark

Go Yoshizawa, Osaka University, Japan

Suchana Apple Chavanich, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

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The Marina Project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon2020 Research and Innovation Programme under GA No. 710566.