Museu Marítimo de Ílhavo
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Portuguese Sea Challenges Seminar: "Sustainability and Blue Literacy"

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"Sustainability and Blue Literacy" is the theme of the 7th edition of the Portuguese Sea Challenges Seminar, which brings together some of the greatest national and international experts to explore themes that explore Portugal relationship with the sea. The seminar will take place on October 20, 2018, on the occasion of the 17th Anniversary of the Extension and Remodeling of MMI. The Blue Ocean Foundation and the Center for the Study of the Environment and the Sea (CESAM) of the University of Aveiro will be partners in the event.


09:30 Opening session

Fernando Caçoilo, President of the Municipality of Ílhavo
Álvaro Garrido, Consultant of the Maritime Museum of Ílhavo


Portugal and the Sea
Tiago Pitta e Cunha (Blue Ocean Foundation)

10:30 PANEL I - A sea at risk

Threats and vulnerability of marine ecosystems
Ana Isabel Lillebø (CESAM)
Fisheries and social cohesion
Pedro Prista (ISCTE)

Documentary "Gyre: Creating Art From a Plastic Ocean" with commentary by Paula Sobral (MARE FCT NOVA)

12:10 Panel II A sea of possibilities

The national strategy for the sea
Admiral Nuno Vieira Matias
Management of the Portuguese Sea
Fátima Lopes Alves (CESAM)


lunch break

15:00 Panel III A sea of knowledge

Literacy of the Ocean, what does it mean?
Raquel Costa (DGPM)
The Economy of the Sea: perspectives of the future
Miguel Marques (PwC)
Maritime Museums and the relationship with communities
Ivone Magalhães (Municipal Museum of Esposende)


16:30 Closing Session

The Role of Maritime Museums in Ocean Literacy

Kevin Fewster (Director of Royal Museums Greenwich) with commentary by José Gameiro (ICOM Portugal)



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