MITIN Maritime Innovative Territories International Network
      • 04/11/2012
      • 3 questions about MiTiN to Michel Morvan | Brest

          • Deputy General Manager of Brest métropole océane and Director of Technopôle Brest-Iroise
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            What do you think were the highlights of this Meeting on Biodiversity involving maritime territories?

            Since the signing of the convention during the Maritime Festival “Les Tonnerres de Brest” in July 2012, this Meeting has been the first opportunity to bring the MiTiN network together around one of our themes of work: the preservation of biodiversity. In addition to our partners, two UN representatives from UNESCO and the Convention of Biological Diversity took part in our initiatives. We are currently elaborating our future actions together.

            What’s your agenda for the near future?

            The meeting was followed by work sessions held in Brest to help participate in the creation process of marine science parks and observatories in some partner territories.

            The idea is to create wealth from knowledge. This is a major concern of maritime territories and it must be rooted in reality.

            We have also worked on the elaboration of an international meeting on blue growth which could possibly be held in Qingdao in 2013, as well as on a conference to be held in Mexico, State of Veracruz.

            Several territorial authorities have expressed interest in joining the MiTiN network. How do you respond to their wish?

            Our network is flexible and must develop through space and time to address everyone’s concerns. For example, we welcomed Côte d’Ivoire’s Ministry to this Meeting and, with the help of Breton companies and laboratories, we will help it implement cooperation projects.