Sea For Society and the Blue Society concept at the Ecsite Annual Conference 2014
The Sea For Society and the Blue Society concept were referred in three sessions at the last Ecsite Annual Conference.

Just after its presence at the European Maritime Day 2014 (19 – 20 May) in Bremen, Germany, the Sea For Society project (SFS), a Science in Society project, was represented at the Ecsite Annual Conference that took place in The Hague, Netherlands from 20 to 24 May.

The project was referred in three sessions showing the relevance of this Mobilisation and Mutual Learning (MML) project that started in June 2012 to science communication professionals.

 

        

Marzia Mazzonetto from EcsiteSFS WP2 Leader, presented the project to communication professionals on May 23rd in a Project Showcase Session. Marzia made a presentation entitled “Sea for Society, empowering society to engage towards a Blue Society” supported by the SFS institutional poster. A brochure allowing participants to have a deeper insight of the project and its phases was also made available at the Ecsite booth.

 

The SFS project was further discussed in specific sessions.

The Blue Society concept was presented on May 22nd in a session entitled “Innovation:  a potential to achieve a Blue Society” convened by Manuel Cira, Nausicaá, SFS Project Coordinator and Ana Noronha, Ciência VivaSFS Area Leader for Portugal. They explored the possibilities of shifting the current ecological, social, economic and cultural paradigms toward a Blue Society. 

Furthermore, they discussed the importance of innovation and of strengthening links between research, civil society, policy makers and businesses across the sectors of policy, economy, law, ecology, society and culture so as to contribute to build a world that will better encompass societal needs and concerns.

 

Consultation forums, based on the principles of participatory dialogue, were presented by Manuel Cirá, Nausicaá, SFS Project Coordinator and Marzia Mazzonetto from Ecsite, SFS WP2 Leader at the session entitled “From engagement to co-development: A new role for science centres and museums in RRI” on May 23rd. The 39 SFS Citizens/Youth and Stakeholder dialogue sessions were referred to as contributing to the European research agenda on the sustainable use of marine and maritime ecosystem services.

 

Download the Sea For Society related presentations:

 

May 22nd - InnovatIon: a potential to achieve a Blue Society

Manuel Cira’s presentation – Nausicaá, SFS Project Coordinator

Ana Noronha’s presentation – Ciência Viva, SFS Area Leader

 

May 23rd - From engagement to co-development: A new role for science centres and museums in RRI

Manuel Cira’s presentation – Nausicaá, SFS Project Coordinator

 

May 23rd - Project Showcase - Sea for Society, empowering society to engage towards a Blue Society

Marzia Mazzonetto’s – SFS institutional poster – Ecsite, SFS WP4 Leader

  

Download here the full programme of the conference.

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