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The MARINA newsletters of the MARINA H2020 EU-project
MARINAzine Issue #4:
This issue is dedicated about Open Science and it describes the on-going transition in the way research is performed and researchers collaborate with societal stakeholders.
XPRO speaks in this issue about the RRI Roadmap: where we are and what’s next?
The RRI Roadmap comprises of 7 Milestones on: how to apply RRI and how to make RRI “stick” in an organisation and its research and innovation processes.
What are you waiting for ? Read all about it here
What are you waiting for ? Read all about it here
MARINAzine Issue #1:
The MARINA Newsletter highlights RRI in its first issue: “MARINAzine. Our engagement with the Ocean. Issue #1 – July 2017”:
XPRO wrote about:
Is there space for the Citizen in Research and Innovation?
Did you miss our ESOF 2018 workshop?
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When: 10 July 2018 at 8:45-10:00 in Toulouse, France
What: A highly interactive workshop about Responsible Research and Innovation in Industrial context.
Why: Come and participate in reviewing the upcoming RRI Roadmap for embedding Responsible Research and Innovation in research and innovation activities.
RRI is becoming a cross-cutting priority for the last 2 years of Horizon 2020 and the new Horizon Europe funding programmes.
Organised by: XPRO Consulting
For the first time the world united to save the Ocean in New York, 5-9 June 2017
The Ocean Conference hosted by the United Nations raised awareness about the status of the ocean, the current actions to improve its condition and what must be done in the near future. For the first time non-governmental organisations together with businesses, scientists and politicians sat down to discuss marine issues and decide on solutions.
XPRO Consulting was present and actively participated promoting Responsible Research and Innovation in relation to the EU-funded project MARINA.
XPRO Consulting with its partner Nausicaa submitted on behalf of the MARINA partnership a voluntary commitment about "Responsible Research and Innovation for ocean conservation and sustainable blue growth"
"Future of Our Seas" European Maritime Day 2017, Poole UK.
XPRO in close collaboration with WWF-UK and Nausicaa is organising a highly participative workshop about public engagement in achieving Blue Growth in the European Seas. The workshop run with a game where scientists, policy makers and other types of participants collaborated and competed to create the best possible Blue Growth Strategy for their sea. The interesting point of the workshop was that the different teams instead of collaborating among them instead they competed without even realising that some had the same territory.
That is why Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) may allow cross-disciplinary collaboration increasing the chances of success.
Interdisciplinary Symposium 1st-2nd of November 2016 in Tallinn, Estonia
"Enabling Interdisciplinarity in Urban Studies – Methods and Tools. Experiences from Case Studies"
Tallinn University of Technology, the School of Economics and Business Administration
The objective of the symposium was to identify ways for overcoming significant interdisciplinary barriers in urban research for creating a framework across disciplines and practices for potentially enabling interdisciplinarity in urban studies.
1st Cyprus Mobilisation and Mutual Learning Workshop 22-23 Nov 2016
"Tourism provides income but also destroys the values that brought it to Cyprus – How can we preserve both?"
How to achieve Sustainable Tourism in Cyprus?
Cyprus is a major European tourism destination due to its natural beauty, cultural and historical heritage. It has some of the most remarkable beaches (784 km long coastline) and clear seas in the Mediterranean Sea. Tourism is one of the main sources of the local income with with more than 2 billion Euro/year meaning 18% of Cyprus GDP, which is way above the average EU GDP rate of 10%
contributed by Tourism. Cyprus plays a considerable role in the overall European Union scene and helps raise the total market share of the Mediterranean region to 37.1% .
However, the tourism depends on the natural and cultural heritage of Cyprus, which must be preserved. Under the European funded project MARINA, societal stakeholders (scientists, citizens, tourism industry representatives and policy representatives) met, discussed and agreed on an action roadmap for achieving sustainable tourism in Cyprus. The meeting was organised and facilitated by XPRO Consulting and its Cypriot partner Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute. Download the executive summary to see the roadmap in greater detail.
The workshop is one of the 34 workshops organised by MARINA to raise awareness about the European marine issues and to embed Responsible Research and Innovation in marine sectors such as tourism.
Every step we make affects the ocean, which affects our well-being.
Driving a car, washing clothes, keeping our house cool, going on holidays, manufacturing, innovating --- all of these actions affect the ocean and its balance. The EU-funded MARINA project is aiming in making us aware of our responsibility and to embed Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in our thinking and actions.
14 independent organisations from 11 countries are involved in the MARINA Project aiming to create a Marine Knowledge Sharing Platform for federating Responsible Research and Innovation(RRI) Communities. The project is funded by EU under the Innovation Initiative Horizon 2020. XPRO is proud to be one of the initiators of the project and to be participating for improving the Marine environment and for creating a Roadmap for RRI.
RRI is a European Commission initiative to make research and innovation actions more society conscious by focusing on 6 dimensions: