COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding organisation for research and innovation networks. IDOS successfully participated in the Action Group „RethinkBlue. Rethinking the Blue Economy: Social-ecological impacts and opportunities“.
The purpose of the four-year COST Action is to rethink the Blue Economy, in two ways: First, by assessing its impact on coastal societies, and second, by exploring opportunities deriving from innovations and potential synergies between established and emergent marine activities. Scientific interactions focus on five themes: (1) maritime occupations, (2) food security & sustainable blue consumption, (3) port cities & coastal communities, (4) fisheries governance & emergent activities, (5) climate change & natural hazards.
Dr Irit Ittner (German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)) and Dr Ralf Döring (research section fisheries of the Thünen Institute) are members of the COST Action Management Committee from Germany.
Interested scientists and stakeholders are invited to participate in the COST Action.
Website: Action CA22122 – COST