Talking Blue Sustainability Series

Upcoming Events

ISSS partners organize webinars under the patronage of Members of the European Parliament on specific topics that are related to Blue Sustainability.  Join us for our next webinars and talk with us about current challenges, solutions and new innovations - new information coming soon!

Past Events

September 26, 2023

IFREMER, MEP Jutta Paulus  and ISSS organised the third Talking Blue Sustainability webinar on "Marine Test Sites, strengthening the links between Research, Innovation and Industry for a Sustainable Blue Economy".

Marine test sites (MTS) are essential infrastructures to accelerate marine engineering innovation, contributing to the Sustainable Blue Economy. Following fundamental technological research related to the development of prototypes, sea trials play a major role in experimental development. They enable the validation of prototypes in real conditions as well as pre-industrial tests.


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Recording (Youtube)


Transitioning to a sustainable blue economy: The role of material validation for marine applications

October 25, 2022

RISE, Tecnalia and Fraunhofer organized the second Talking Blue Sustainability webinar on the challenges related to material in the marine environment to deliver on the blue arm of the Green Deal.





Governing the oceans of tomorrow: How ocean monitoring delivers on the blue arm of the Green Deal

June 22, 2022

The first ISSS Talking Blue Sustainability event, organised by Fraunhofer, TNO and +Atlantic CoLAB on the challenges and benefits of ocean monitoring to deliver on the blue arm of the Green Deal successfully took place!

Our oceans, seas and coastal areas face tremendous challenges caused by the climate crisis, environmental pollution, and ecological pressures. At the same time, they play a crucial role in raw material extraction, climate mitigation and adaptation, energy supply and our well-being. Ocean monitoring enables us to create knowledge on the state of the ocean and and base political decisions on reliable data..

This event gathered ISSS researchers, who elaborated on the challenges in the ocean environment caused by human activities and the benefits of innovative ocean monitoring technologies for evidence-based policy making. These innovative solutions enable us to work with sparse data and to create knowledge on the state of the ocean. Further technological development and the transfer of the respective research results will generate actionable recommendations and implement impactful solutions to act for the protection, restoration, and sustainable use of the oceans.

We were delighted to welcome MEP Rasmus Andresen, who talked about the relevance of research and innovation for evidence-based policymaking for the oceans of tomorrow.