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Sea For Society

Objective

Sea for Society (SFS) has brought together a multidisciplinary partnership of 21 partners from 11 countries representing marine research institutes, funding agencies, science museums and aquaria, CSO’s, NGO’s, higher education institutes, business networks, to implement a MMLAP to address Specific Challenge 3: Marine Resources, inland activities & sustainable development. SFS will mobilise researchers, marine and terrestrial actors, CSO’s and individual citizens and youth in a mutual learning, open dialogue and joint action process to consider key questions, extract cross-cutting issues and propose challenge-driven solutions.
Ten ‘geographical forums’ across Europe will involve economic stakeholders, environmental organisations, local authorities, the public-at-large, and youth in a participatory process to identify challenges and barriers of coastal and marine ecosystem services vis-à-vis societal needs. While these actors may have very different and even conflicting perspectives, collective reasoning sessions will lead to co-authored recommendations for facing up to the challenge. Key questions will be considered in the context of ‘ocean ecosystem services’ with an emphasis on relating complex biodiversity to ‘lived experiences’ in order to bridge how everyday human behaviour interplays with science. The open dialogue process will lead to further empowerment of stakeholders and citizens to take action at a local, national and European level to tackle marine societal challenges.
Public Engagement in Research (PER) as it relates to European maritime policy is at the core of the process. Sustaining the MMLAP will be important in designing the SFS mechanisms: for partnership, interaction, PER, empowerment and redressing marine societal challenges. Face-to-face and web-based open dialogue will enrich the new concept of the “Blue Society” and improve the governance of research related to the oceans and seas.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2011-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

SOCIETE D'EXPLOITATION DU CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA MER
Address
Boulevard Sainte Beuve
62203 Boulogne Sur Mer
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 774 024,20
Administrative Contact
Manuel Cira (Mr.)

Participants (20)

FUNDACAO EUROCEAN
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 311 372,16
Address
Avenida Dom Carlos I 126-2
1249 074 Lisboa
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Telmo Carvalho (Mr.)
INSTYTUT OCEANOLOGII POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 161 077,80
Address
Ul. Powstancow Warszawy 55
81 712 Sopot
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Joanna Piwowarczyk (Ms.)
AQUA TT UETP COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 317 351,09
Address
Pleasants Street Olympic House
8 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Murphy (Mr.)
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 180 390,24
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Annika Bergman (Dr.)
CIENCIA VIVA-AGENCIA NACIONAL PARA A CULTURA CIENTIFICA E TECNOLOGICA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 168 892
Address
Parque Das Nações, Alameda Dos Oceanos Lote 2.10.01
1990-223 Lisboa
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ana Noronha (Prof.)
INSTITUTO ESPANOL DE OCEANOGRAFIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 85 401,40
Address
Corazon De Maria 8
28002 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eduardo Balguerías Guerra (Dr.)
COSTA EDUTAINMENT S.P.A
Italy
EU contribution
€ 171 659,72
Address
Ponte Spinola Area Porto Antico Sn
16126 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bruna Valettini (Dr.)
AYUNATMIENTO DE A CORUNA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 159 941,68
Address
Plaza De María Pita 1
15001 A Coruna
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rey Rodríguez Francisco (Dr.)
MARINE INSTITUTE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 52 332,10
Address
Rinville Oranmore
H91 R673 Galway
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sean Connolly (Mr.)
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
EU contribution
€ 184 584,30
Address
Leoforos Athens Sounio 46 7Km
19013 Attikia Anavissos
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Achilleas Argiriou (Mr.)
HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 227 833,82
Address
Nordnesgaten 50
5817 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Turid Stamnesfet Loddengaard (Ms.)
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 105 202,40
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Teresa Malhoa (Dr.)
ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DES EXPOSITIONS SCIENTIFIQUES TECHNIQUES ET INDUSTRIELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 261 146,80
Address
Avenue Louise 89 7Eme Etage
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Catherine Franche (Ms.)
UICN, BUREAU DE REPRESENTATION AUPRES DE L'UNION EUROPEENNE AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 306 715,50
Address
Boulevard Louis Schmidt 64
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Anouska Plasmeijer (Ms.)
EUROPEAN BUSINESS AND INNOVATION CENTRE NETWORK AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 137 607,35
Address
Avenue De Tervuren 168/25
1150 Brussel
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Robert Sanders (Mr.)
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 152 733,29
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vahey Mari
RESEAU OCEAN MONDIAL AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 143 277,80
Address
Avenue Louise 89 - 7Eme Etage
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Paul Van Den Sande (Mr.)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
EU contribution
€ 78 890,03
Address
1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Myriam Altius (Ms.)
STUDIO K SARL

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 33 885,21
Address
Rue Mercoeur 10
75011 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karine Chaunac (Ms.)
OPIXIDO
France
EU contribution
€ 244 758,30
Address
42 Rue Alexandre Dumas
75011 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Emmanuel Cennelier (Mr.)