Nausicaá: Our projects at a glance
To create a future with a healthy ocean and to satisfy the societal needs of today, we are committed to promoting the Blue Society, a society which benefits from the immense potential of our oceans while preserving its biodiversity and ecosystems for the generations to come.
To this end, we engage in collaborative projects with other aquariums, natural history museums, science centers, research institutes, universities, government agencies and professional networks in France and abroad.
These projects include awareness raising, stakeholder engagement and citizen science. They offer many opportunities for everyone to gain knowledge about our oceans, their wildlife, the factors affecting their health and the importance of managing them in a sustainable way.

Current projects

MARINA: Get started in responsible marine research and innovation
Funding Programme: Horizon 2020 of Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Union
Project Coordinator: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Italy
Website: http://www.marinaproject.eu
Duration: 01/05/2016 – 30/04/2019

The MARINA collaborative project aims at engaging in responsible marine research and innovation. It federates European researchers, businesses, policymakers, citizens, and science communicators keen on working out solutions to marine challenges, based on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and consequently building the Blue Society.

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SUMARiS: Our engagement in sustainable management of ray and skate stocks in the English Channel and the North Sea
Funding Programme: Interreg 2 Seas Mers Zeeën
Project Coordinator: FROM Nord, France
Duration: 01/07/2017 – 30/06/2020

The ultimate aim of the SUMARiS project is to propose a cross-border strategy for the sustainable management of ray and skate stocks.

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Completed projects

COLUMBUS: Knowledge transfer for Blue Growth
Funding Programme: Horizon 2020 Programme of Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Union
Project Coordinator: AquaTT, Ireland
Website: http://www.columbusproject.eu/
Duration: March 2015 – February 2018

The COLUMBUS project intended to capitalise on the European Commission’s significant investment in marine and maritime research by ensuring accessibility and uptake of research Knowledge Outputs by end-users: policy, industry, science and wider society. COLUMBUS ensured measurable value creation from research investments contributing to sustainable Blue Growth within the timeframe of the project.

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SEA CHANGE: Our Ocean our health
Funding Program: Horizon 2020 of Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Union
Project Coordinator: Marine Biological Association, United Kingdom
Website: http://www.seachangeproject.eu
Duration: March 2015 – February 2018

Sea Change aimed at bringing about a change in the way European citizens view their relationship with the sea, by empowering them, as Ocean Literate citizens, to take direct and sustainable action towards a healthy ocean, healthy communities and ultimately a healthy planet.

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SEA FOR SOCIETY: Towards a Blue Society, towards a new society
Funding Program: 7th Framework Programme of Directore-General of Research & Innovation of the European Union
Project Coordinator: Nausicaá, France
Website: http://seaforsociety.eu
Duration: 01/06/2012 – 30/11/2015

The main theme of the Sea for Society (SFS) project was marine Science in and for Society. It engaged stakeholders, citizens and youth in an open and participatory dialogue to share knowledge, forge partnerships and empowered them on societal issues related to Ocean and sustainable management of marine ecosystem services. In doing so, the project developed the concept of Blue Society.

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