The Marine Foresight Pilot Project is now entering into its most crucial stage. The first draft of the snapshot assessment on the current relevance of the marine sector to the Maltese economy is close to completion. A marine survey on marine-related R&D activities will soon be launched, and information sources on projects, studies and assessments relevant to the project is being collected from the key stakeholders.
We are now launching the web discussion sessions with the target of obtaining through a wide consultation your views and opinions on the long-term drivers for change in the marine sector towards the year 2020, and on the best strategies to adopt to best prepare the sector for this future. This will be done by means of a series of internet discussion promptings that will be posted on the project website to urge your feedback, contributions and comments on specific related topics and issues. This will subsequently lead to a seminar in September where you will be all invited to attend.
The first web discussion session is already online.
Contributions to this session are mainly expected in the coming two weeks, but please do react immediately so that any points or comments that you make can have sufficient time for comments/replies/follow-ups by others.
To view the introductory message, post your contribution, or view the contributions from others, please go to the project website (eforesee.info/malta), choose 'WEB DISCUSSION' from the vertical menu bar, choose 'access forum area' and select the marine pilot discussion space. Clicking on the icon in the form of a book will take you to a window where you can type in your contribution. You should be already subscribed to the Marine Pilot list, and received your password to get access to this space. If you forgot your password or have other problems to access this activity, please write to me on [email protected] or directly to the webmaster on [email protected]. If you have other colleagues who wish to make a contribution, please ask them to subscribe directly from the website or by writing to me. Those of you who prefer to send comments anonymously may send messages to me first, and I will subsequently post on the system without any identifier.
So please do look up the introductory message to this first web discussion. For your convenience a copy of the message is attached to this mail.
This is your opportunity to sound your opinion and share with others your contributions in this effort to figure out and prepare the best future for the marine sector in the Maltese Islands. After all this is a future that we hope to live and share together!
With best regards to all.
Marine Pilot Leader