SHARPER, SHAring Researchers' Passions for Evidences, is one of the 7 Italian projects aimed at realizing the European Researchers' Night 2020 to raise awareness on the relevance of research to make decisions in many different fields.
SHARPER took place the same day in different italian cities: Ancona, Cagliari, Camerino, Catania, L'Aquila, Macerata, Nuoro, Palermo, Pavia, Perugia, Terni, Turin and Trieste to tell the passion, the discoveries and the challenges of the researchers of all over Europe through exhibitions, shows, concerts, games, conferences and hundreds of other initiatives.
EMODnet Chemistry contributed to the ERN organized at the Science Centre Immaginario Scientifico, the scientific and interactive museum of Trieste (Italy), by an event entitled Marine pollution 101: knowing, preventing, reducing.
Donato Damiani, from the international school for advanced studies (SISSA), has interviewed Alessandra Giorgetti and Chiara Altobelli, from the National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics, on the importance of EMODnet Chemistry as the gateway to marine quality data in Europe.
Alessandra Giorgetti has explained the fundamental role played by EMODnet Chemistry both at global scale, bringing as an example the UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, and at European scale, talking about the Blue Growth Strategy, Marine knowledge 2020, and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Giorgetti has also shown the most important services offered by the EMODnet Chemistry portal to access and download data and visualization products, including the latest webODV data explorer and extractor online tool. More details were given on the marine litter data collection, integration and validation process.
For more information, look at this presentation which synthesizes Giorgetti’s speech.
Chiara Altobelli has focused her speech on the importance of data to make decisions aimed at tackling the environmental and socio-economic impacts of marine plastics.