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SYNERGIES BETWEEN SCIENCE AND SOCIETY FOR A SHARED APPROACH TO EUROPEAN SEAS

Objective

More than 70% of the globe is covered by water, and Europe itself is bordered by four different water basins (the Atlantic Ocean/North Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea) which have been shaping and influencing the European cultural, social and economic heritage since the ancient times. Seas are the paradigm of cross-cutting approaches to knowledge and life. Oceans are appealing and fascinating which make them ideal tools for engaging and communicating with the public at large (irrespective of its age) even on otherwise complex, distant and themes. 4SEAS comes by a consortium mainly composed of science museums/aquariums and research centres located on the coasts of the 4 different European basins. Partners will act as single modules within a European network based on ITC technologies. 4SEAS will address all of the above through the following actions: 1) direct engagement of the public at large following a bottom-up approach to science communication; 2) selection of marine-related topics to be addressed by each partner taking into account both a shared/European and a specific/regional approach; 3) cooperation between science centres and science museums/aquariums to develop each topic and set up interactive exhibitions; 4) large use of ITC technologies to ensure connectivity in the network and open to the widest audience; 5) museum exhibitions and marine-oriented external events planned and made available directly or on the web. 4SEAS aims are: 1) to ensure visibility and dissemination of research results to the civil society; 2) to enable the public to express its views and concerns about science; 3) to promote science to the young; 4) to strengthen the European citizens’ sense of participation in Europe through their direct involvement; 5) to develop a European awareness of the marine environment, cultural and technological aspects included; 6) to promote the regional approach within a broader context of European dimension.

Call for proposal

FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2007-1
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Coordinator

COMUNE DI GENOVA
Address
Via Garibaldi 9
16124 Genova
Italy
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 62 838,98
Administrative Contact
Franca Acerenza (Ms.)

Participants (6)

STUDIO ASSOCIATO GAIA SNC DEI DOTTORI ANTONIO SARA E MARTINA MILANESE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 33 170
Address
Piazza Della Vittoria 15/23
16121 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martina Milanese (Dr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 37 450
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maurizio Aiello (Dr.)
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 91 854,15
Address
Cromwell Road
SW7 5BD London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alan Carr (Mr.)
MORSKI INSTYTUT RYBACKI - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 89 400
Address
Ul. Kollataja 1
81-332 Gdynia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Wojciech Wawrzynski (Mr.)
A.O. KOVALEVSKIY INSTITUTE OF BIOLOGY OF SOUTHERN SEAS
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 91 947,55
Address
Nakhimov Avenue 2
99011 Sevastopol
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonina Khanaychenko (Dr.)
Sevastopol Marine Aquarium
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 32 425
Address
Prospekt Nakhimov 2
99011 Sevastopol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alla Korotkova (Dr.)