The MOSES project seeks to understand and quantify the sustainability dimension of Blue Growth with respect to the potential environmental impacts of key strategic marine sectors, and will result in the development of integrated marine sustainability assessment toolkits and sustainable transition plans using case studies.

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Latest News - Autumn 2020

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Webinar Series - coming soon

Webinar Series - coming soon

The MOSES project partners will host a series of webinars starting in November on activities related to the research carried out in the MOSES project. The first webinar will be hosted by NUIG on the theme of coastal tourism. Stay tuned for more information before the event.

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Challenges and Opportunities for Ocean Economy Industries

Challenges and Opportunities for Ocean Economy Industries

August 29th 2020 MOSES co-ordinator Dr. Stephen Hynes and Prof. Alan Ahearne, both of SEMRU, NUI Galway recently presented an overview of the challenges and opportunities currently facing ocean economy industries to the Inter-Departmental Marine Coordination Group (MCG) convened by the Irish Department of the Taoiseach. Based on the MOSES framework, updated figures on the value of Ireland's ocean economy …

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SEARICA Webinar on Sustainable Tourism

SEARICA Webinar on Sustainable Tourism

Two MOSES members, Dr Stephen Hynes and Dr Daniel Norton from NUI Galway, attended the Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup of the European Parliament (SEARICA) webinar entitled “Towards Sustainable Tourism in the Maritime and Coastal Regions of Europe: Perspectives on the recovery from the Covid-19 crisis and beyond” on the 7th July 2020. The webinar focused on the …

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Cabfishman Webinar on cultural and economic value of small-scale fisheries in the Northeast Atlantic

Cabfishman Webinar on cultural and economic value of small-scale fisheries in the Northeast Atlantic

  A number of Moses members participated in a webinar hosted by the Interreg funded Cabfishman project on the 30th June 2020. The Cabfishman project is headed by Moses partner member Dr. Arantza Murillas of AZTI and it focuses on sustainable small-scale fisheries (SSF) management in the Northeast Atlantic. The webinar dealt with the topic of the cultural and economic …

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The International Ocean Governance forum attended by QUB

The International Ocean Governance forum attended by QUB

  On the 8th July 2020, Dr. Wesley Flannery, Queen’s University Belfast, participated in the International Ocean Governance (IOG) Online Forum on Conservation and Sustainable use of Marine Biodiversity. The IOG brings together actors, stakeholders and experts within and beyond Europe for interactive dialogues on ocean challenges and governance solutions. This online forum addressed questions raised by  IOG Thematic  Working  …

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QUB MOSES researcher joined 2 NEST conferences

QUB MOSES researcher joined 2 NEST conferences

    On 7th May 2020, QUB-MOSES researcher, Dr. Christina Kelly, joined the online annual NEST conference. NEST is a Network for Early career researchers in Sustainability Transitions. The theme of the 2020 NEST conference was “Widening sustainability transitions”. This was very relevant to the MOSES project and in particular, Work Package 7 which is led by QUB and involves …

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Project Partner CIIMAR participates in Virtual Ocean Literacy Summit

Project Partner CIIMAR participates in Virtual Ocean Literacy Summit

On June 8th 2020, Zacharoula Kyriazi, from CIIMAR, took part in the Virtual Ocean Literacy Summit, organised by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission.   Ocean Literacy (OL) is defined as the understanding of our influence on the ocean and the ocean’s influence on us. Ocean literacy is a methodological approach to increase the awareness of the public about responsible and informed behaviour towards …

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Sea Tech Week Conference will be held virtually

Sea Tech Week Conference will be held virtually

The multi-disciplinary Sea Tech Week conference held in Brest, France every two years, will be organised virtually, on 12-16 October 2020. The core topic of the Conference will be “Marine Observation from Seabed to Space”. Other topics include, inter alia, technological innovation, data, climate, biodiversity, regulations, maritime security and biological and energy resources. These topics cross-cut several fields addressed by …

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MOSES paper that estimates the human pressures on EU Atlantic coastal areas has been published

MOSES paper that estimates the human pressures on EU Atlantic coastal areas has been published

Authors: Javier Fernández-Macho, Pilar González, Jorge Virto Institute for Public Economics and Dpt of Quantitative Methods, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Bilbao, Spain Published in Marine Policy, Volume 119, September 2020 A paper based on the outputs of WP6 of the MOSES project, and written up by the University of the Basque Country partners, has been published in the …

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