Making Science Matter: Short-Course Building Capacity of Marine Scientists to Achieve Impacts on Policy and in Practice

9 - 12 March 2020
Venice, Italy
Training Provider(s): 
Blue World Institute of Marine Research and Conservation- Croatia, National Research Council, Institute of Marine Sciences - Italy

As part of the COST Action 15121 ‘Advancing marine conservation in the European and contiguous seas’ (MarCONS) a short course training will take place between the 9 th and 12th of March 2020. This four-day training is targeting mid-career marine scientists that seek to advance marine conservation through engagement with stakeholders, the public and policy makers. For this workshop mid-career researchers, are defined as those persons with a PhD and 5 years’ experience (or the equivalent in experience alone, approximately 10 years) to a PhD and 20 years’ experience (or 25 years equivalent). The agenda is structured towards maritime spatial planning, transboundary cooperation and linking with industries.

The training will co-organised by the Blue World Institute of Marine Research and Conservation – Croatia, and the National Research Council, Institute of Marine Sciences – Italy, who will also host the workshop at the Arsenale, Tesa 104 - Castello 2737/F, 30122 Venice. The training brings together an international team: Dr Christopher Cvitanovic, Dr Andrea Barbanti and Dr Peter Mackelworth will convene the training, in addition, Dr Prue Addison, Dr Jean-Baptiste Jouffray, Dr Elena Gissi, Dr Dani Abdul Malak and Dr Iztok Škerlič, will lead lectures and practicals.

For further information and the application procedure please contact: Peter Mackelworth Peter.Mackelworth [at] Christopher Cvitanovic christopher.cvitanovic [at] Andrea Barbanti andrea.barbanti [at]