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3rd Marine Board Forum

Brussels, Belgium · 18 April 2012

3rd Marine Board Forum

It is widely accepted that advanced technologies will be essential to successfully deliver Good Environmental Status (GES) in European marine waters and a truly sustainable management of our seas and oceans. “Transformative technologies” can go even further by changing the way people and societies undertake fundamental functions (maintain health, communicate, access energy and nutrition etc).

The 3rd Marine Board Forum is designed to examine emerging or future “Blue Technologies”. In this case, blue technologies are those technologies which will either be used in, or drawn from, the seas and oceans and which should have the potential to make a transformational or step-changing contribution either to marine science itself or to society.

The Forum will be visionary in its approach and is designed to raise the profile among scientists, research funders and policymakers of: 

  • What blue technologies we can expect in the future
  • What impacts they might have on science and/or society
  • What support is necessary to fast-track their development

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