40th CIESM Mediterranean Science Commission Congress: Mediterranean Science Commission, Annual Congress

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations


Access to all aspects of research is a key objective to the EU’s Digital Agenda and Horizon 2020 Framework Program. National funders are also increasingly requesting that research provides full access for society to research data, publications, and that scientist engage more the general public, especially within disciplines of relevance to societal challenges like ours.

The digital age is transforming scientific publishing, and also provides a number of means and methods that can serve the Marine Research community to become a leading example in Open Science (OS) practices. OS not only directly feeds into the need for high Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) score for individual authors, but also can help replacing the current “publish or perish” reality with a “share to flourish” attitude. As result authors can continue to produce high impact research, while engage citizen scientists, and ultimately fewer publications that are better understood, more used and highly cited.

Implementation support of OS for Marine Research will be provided by FP7 FOSTER (www.fosteropenscinece.eu) in 2014-2015
Period31 Oct 2013
Event title40th CEISM Mediterranean Science Commission Congress
Event typeConference
LocationMarseille, FranceShow on map


  • Open access
  • Open data
  • Open science
  • Marine research
  • Blue Growth
  • Ocean Literacy