Strengthening the Science-Practice-Policy Interface in Blue Growth

Marseille, France - 16th & 17th April 2019

InnoBlueGrowth project organises the Blue Growth Event “Strengthening the Science-Practice-Policy Interface in Blue Growth” to share and identify better methods and tools for successful knowledge and technology transfer, based on the outputs of the Med Blue Growth Community

 

To foster blue economy, the integration of science into policy and practice to support evidence-informed decision-making is essential. However, new technologies or innovative methodologies developed by researchers are not always widely and quickly transferred or fully exploited by all stakeholders. Therefore, clusters or collaborative platforms to bring investors, funders, industry, public sector and other stakeholders together represent opportunities to bridge science to policy and practices frameworks through the exchange of knowledge and data and the tackling of sea and land-based challenges jointly.

 

The InnoBlueGrowth project’s main objective is to ensure the communication and capitalisation of the different thematic projects’ outcomes dealing with blue economy issues in the Mediterranean region in order to increase their impact towards common identified targets.

 

InnoBlueGrowth relies on pillars associated with the marine and maritime environment such as blue energies, maritime surveillance technologies, yachting business models, maritime clusters, etc.

 

Through the Science-Practice-Policy Interface approach (SPPI), this capitalization and community-building event will be the opportunity to discuss ways to strengthen the SPPI in the blue economy and Blue Growth community frameworks, while highlighting the main outputs of Blue Growth projects answering this issue.

 

Part of the discussions will also address more thoroughly the issue of training and education for the blue economy, which will serve as a strong basis to support the Blue Economy Summer School of this upcoming July 2019.

 

This capitalisation and community-building event will involve the Blue Growth Community and its modular and integrated projects: iBlue, Maestrale, Pelagos, Proteus, 4Helix+ and Mistral. 

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Please, find here the agenda, information note and registration link