The Mediterranean Sea We Need for the Future We Want -

Venice (Italy)

The Mediterranean Sea We Need for the Future We Want

22 Jan 2020

As coordinator of The Blue Growth Farm H2020 Project, RINA is joining the Mediterranean Workshop promoted by the United Nations

On 5 December 2017, the United Nations proclaimed a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development in order to ensure that ocean science can fully support countries’ actions to sustainably manage the Oceans and to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The Decade will be held from 2021 to 2030 and a series of activities will be organised to strengthen the international cooperation and support the decision-makers and ocean managers’ actions.

We are delighted to announce that Fabrizio Lagasco – RINA Corporate Research & Development Special Operations – will take part in the Mediterranean Workshop hosted by the Italian Oceanographic Commission and co-organized with the IOC-UNESCO, the European Commission, the United Nations Environment/Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP) and the Mediterranean Science Commission from 21 to 23 January 2020 in Venice (Italy).

This event focuses on Mediterranean countries needs and priorities in terms of transforming knowledge systems, accelerating transfer of technology, enabling training and education and fostering science-policy dialogues.

The main objectives of the workshop are to:

  • tailor the Decade goals by addressing knowledge and technology gaps for unlocking the Mediterranean Sea potential;
  • consolidate the Mediterranean blue identity as a hotspot of innovation for environmental protection and sustainable development;
  • enhance cooperation opportunities, focusing on blue capacity-development and training;
  • structure regional leaderships to address Mediterranean Sea key priorities in the Decade roadmap;
  • promote continuous dialogue among scientists, policy makers, industry, NGOs and civil society;
  • consider best practices and other regional initiatives and meetings to be aligned with the Decade.

In particular, Fabrizio will share the experience of The Blue Growth Farm H2020 Project (funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement number 774426 in order to develop and validate an automated, modular and environmentally friendly multi-functional platform design for open sea farm installations of the Blue Growth Industry) in the framework of the Working Group “A transparent & accessible Mediterranean Sea” taking place from 9.30 to 12.30 on 22 January.

What is the Mediterranean Sea that you want? Join us in Venice!

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Fabrizio Lagasco