International Conference on Blue Economy convenes in Zadar

From the 23rd to the 25th of April, the inaugural RethinkBlue international conference convened, facilitated by EU COST Action CA22122 – Rethinking the Blue Economy: Socio-Ecological Impacts and Opportunities. The event, supported by COST – European Cooperation in Science and Technology, the University of Zadar, and the Croatian Science Foundation, served as a forum for scholars and experts to delve into the multifaceted dimensions of the Blue Economy.

Throughout the conference, attendees engaged in discussions and presentations centered on research concerning the social, environmental, and economic facets of the Blue Economy. Topics of discourse encompassed maritime occupations, food security, sustainable blue consumption, port cities, coastal communities, fisheries governance, marine tourism, emergent activities, climate change, and natural hazards.

Cristina Pita (CESAM/DAO) plays a pivotal role in this COST Action as a member of the Management Committee and as the leader of the Working Group “Food Security & Sustainable Blue Consumption”.

For further insights into this COST Action, additional information can be accessed here and here.

(Text by: Tânia Barros)