EurOcean Workshop, Marine Research and Knowledge in support to Policy Making and Societal Benefit - Deep-sea Research as a Case Study

25. 10. 2018 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Ponta Delgada, Portugal


The deep-sea is still a largely unknown area. Detailed studies of the deep-sea including the seabed are estimated to have been carried out for less than 10% of the world´s ocean. Nevertheless we already know that it is a harbinger of a rich biodiversity including deep-sea corals and complex pelagic communities of jellyfish, cephalopods (e.g. squid) and fish species. Recent and emerging technologies are allowing us to learn more about the deep-sea. But such developments in deep-sea technologies are also increasing the pressure towards exploitation of deep-sea living and non-living resources. As we learn more about the deep-sea there is a pressing need to convert the results from this research into knowledge that can be used for the benefit of society and to inform and support policy making to ensure sustainable management of the deep-sea. This half-day event, organized by EurOcean and its Member Regional Fund for Science and Technology (FRCT), Azores, is an opportunity to learn about some of the most recent technological developments that have helped improve our understanding of deep-sea biodiversity, ecosystems and geomorphology. Results from deep-sea exploration around the Azores will be presented. Furthermore there will be discussions on the specific knowledge needed to support decision making for the deep-sea and opportunities that could be leveraged in the upcoming Horizon Europe Framework Programme. Finally, practical approaches to implementing best practices in relation to marine knowledge transfer will be considered based on outcomes of recent European funded projects. Expected Outcome: The event will aim to highlight what steps need to be taken to ensure that the data and information collected on the deep sea can be converted into useful knowledge and guidance to direct policy decisions in relation to management of deep sea environments. The event will take place on October 24th from 9:00 to 13:15 For more information please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Ponta Delgada
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