Caring about the future

BlueNIGHTs - A touch of Blue in the EU Researchers' Nights for a more Sustainable Use of the Ocean
Coordinator - Francesca Alvisi
CESAM Responsible researcher - Daniela Figueiredo
Programme - Horizon Europe Framework Programme: HORIZON-MSCA-2022-CITIZENS-01
Execution dates - 2022-03-01 - 2024-02-29 (24 Months)
Funding Entity - EC
Funding for CESAM - 57159 €
Total Funding - 622834 €
Proponent Institution - Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche (IT)
Participating Institutions
Universidade de Aveiro
Suomen ympäristökeskus (FI)
Societe D'exploitation Du Centre National De La Mer (FR)
Aecton Sarl (FR)
Università ta’ Malta (MT)
Institutul Naţional de Cercetare-Dezvoltare Delta Dunării (RO)
Associação Portuguesa de Educação Ambiental (PT)
Distretto veneziano della ricerca e dell'innovazione (IT)

Project Description
The main objective of the BLueNIGHTs project is to bring the many facets and faces of people working on Ocean Science & Research to the general public of Europe by organising a series of interconnected EU Blue Researchers Nights (BlueNIGHTs) to demonstrate that the Ocean can be a source of inspiration, an object of interest/study and a field of research for people with very different backgrounds, hobbies and passions, including Science, History, Technology, Sociology, Pedagogy, Economics, Art, Design, etc.
By doing so, this collective project will:
- Bring people to key objectives, principles and priorities of the European Green Deal that relate to the ocean: delivering a healthy and resilient Ocean that can support sustainable Blue Growth and respond to Societal Priorities of Europe;
- Contribute to make European citizens Ocean Literate in line with the objectives and priorities of EU4Ocean Coalition, an initiative supported by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE).
- Incentivate collective and truly European - mobilising organisations from each EU RSAs to prepare activities and events for presenting their own research/scientific activities;
- Promote Interdisciplinarity/multidisciplinarity/transdisciplinarity;
- Organise immersive, inclusive and interconnected activities by combining in situ interactive and practical experiences (doing, touching, gaming, trying, exploring) as well as interactive virtual experiences.

Project webpage

CESAM members on this project
Ana Hilário
Daniela Figueiredo
CESAM´s responsible researcher

CESAM Funding: UIDP/50017/2020 + UIDB/50017/2020 + LA/P/0094/2020


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