Blue Society Concept
Towards a Blue Society
We are today at a crossroads, where we realize that our society model is close to reaching its limits. We gradually understand the finitude of our world and our Ocean in terms of space but also on the amount of natural and non-natural resources available. We need to scientifically know and understand the Ocean in order to use it and preserve it at the same time. It's Possible!

Sea for Society project summary

24 Nov 2014
More than 300 students visited the Marine Institute during the open day for transition year students, integrated in the Galway Science & Technology Festival, and watched a Sea For Society video, raising their awareness on Ocean issues and the project. [+]
18 Nov 2014
The Sea For Society pre-mobilisation summer activity “Encontros Frente ao Mar” (in English, “Meetings by the Sea”), in Portugal, integrated in the Ciência Viva’s “Science in Summer” programme, empowered stakeholders and the general public with knowledge on coastal erosion and actively engaged the participants towards the sustainable management of marine ecosystem services. [+]
13 Nov 2014
A new study entitled “Can Facebook be used to increase scientific literacy? A case study of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Facebook page and ocean literacy.” was published by researchers from the University of Gothenburg and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. [+]
07 Nov 2014
Ciência Viva was present at the “A Green Economy in a Blue World” Conference, organised by Assistência Médica Internacional (AMI) and Global Compact Network Portugal (GCNP), in Lisbon, disseminating the Sea For Society project. [+]
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