Sea for Society, launched in 2012, is a Mobilisation and Mutual Learning action plan. It addresses the challenge of coastal and marine ecosystem services vis-à-vis societal needs, while promoting public engagement in marine and maritime research and policy. The project will help develop a governance model focused on the jobs, food, medicines and energy sources related to the sea.
The EGAIS project, concluded in 2012, took an interdisciplinary approach (philosophy, organisation science, technology and information science) to integrate ethical considerations into technical development projects. EGAIS investigated how ethical questions could be introduced into EU research and developed assessment strategies to observe their impact during and after the project. It also provided recommendations and concrete guidance on ethical governance techniques.