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International Conference on Blue Economy by COST Action RethinkBlue

The first international conference by the EU COST Action RethinkBlue (project: AGA-CA22122-1-16563- Rethinking the Blue Economy: Socio-Ecological Impacts and Opportunities) took place in Zadar on 23-24 April 2024. The conference was organized with the support of COST – European Cooperation in Science and Technology, the University of Zadar, and the Croatian Science Foundation.  

Dr. Jerneja Penca from Mediterranean Institute for Environmental Studies at the Science and Research Centre Koper serves as the Management Committee member on the Action and a leader of the Working Group on Climate change and natural hazards.

During the conference, scholars and other experts discussed and presented research on issues related to social, environmental, and economic aspects of the Blue Economy. This included maritime occupations; food security; sustainable blue consumption; port cities; coastal communities; fisheries governance; marine tourism; emergent activities; climate change; and natural hazards.

The book of abstracts of the conference can be obtained HERE.

The RethinkBlue conference was opened by the Chairperson of RethinkBlue, Dr Dražen Cepić and the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Zadar Prof Zvjezdan Penezić.

Photos: Management Committee RethinkBlue, Logo RethinkBlue, Chair Dr Dražen Cepić in the opening session of the conference. 

More information on this Cost Action can be obtained HERE.