COLUMBUS Blue Society Knowledge Transfer Conference 2018: Making Marine and Maritime Science Count


Venue: Brussels, Belgium

Date: 23-24 January 2018



Final COLUMBUS Knowledge Transfer Blue Society Annual Conference


The final COLUMBUS International Blue Society Knowledge Transfer Conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza (La Palace) Brussels on 24 January 2018 (10am-5pm). Places are still available for a limited time and so please register now to secure your place. This event, titled “Making Marine and Maritime Science Count”, will provide an opportunity to discover COLUMBUS’ Knowledge Transfer activities and outputs, and stimulate discussions on the barriers, challenges and potential solutions to optimise the research system and achieve measurable impact. Please find the agenda attached (link) and register now to be part of the conversation. For more information, please visit


Training course: In addition to the conference, participants are invited to join our free external capacity training on “Creating Impact by Knowledge Transfer for the Research Community”. Taking place on 23 January 2018 (1pm-6pm), this training course will introduce the COLUMBUS Knowledge Transfer methodology and provide recommendations on how to ensure that projects are impactful from the design phase and throughout a project’s lifetime.


Blue Society Knowledge Transfer Award: Applications are now open for the Blue Society Knowledge Transfer Award that will highlight best practice examples of successful Knowledge Transfer, specifically those resulting in impactful uptake by end-users contributing to Blue Growth and the implementation of marine and maritime policies such as the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) in harmony with the principles of Blue Society. To nominate a person, project or initiative for this award, please go to: and complete the application form before 19 January 2018.


For any questions on this conference, or on the COLUMBUS project please let me know (, or visit the project website (


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