Ocean Dialogues 2019 is a joint event between the H2020 research projects MARINA and ResponSEAble - in cooperation with the European Parliament – SEARICA intergroup & IOCUNESCO - on the role of Ocean Literacy (OL) and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in supporting effective Ocean Governance.
The aim of the Ocean Dialogues 2019 is to identify solutions for the development of a sound ocean knowledge system that can support effective ocean governance, by addressing challenges such as engagement, co-creation and shared responsibility. Working at the interface between society, policy and science, the event will feed into ongoing ocean-related knowledge and management initiatives. It will provide inputs to the Preparatory process of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.
More widely, the active participation of ongoing projects working on RRI and OL will ensure the legacy of the MARINA and ResponSEAble projects. The outcome of the Ocean Dialogues 2019 will be a manifesto that will state how to make RRI and OL effective and successful including in seizing opportunities that the policy framework offers. The policy implications of the manifesto will be presented and discussed at a dedicated policy workshop organised at the European Parliament.
The two days are articulated as follow:
- The conference: 1.5 days with plenary, parallel sessions in key marine challenges and
sectors, and roundtables and panel discussions
- The Demo Deck, where participants will be invited to test tools and products developed
by MARINA, ResponSEAble and parallel initiatives for supporting effective research and
innovation & ocean literacy
- The workshop dedicated to Youth & Young Professionals