COLUMBUS Annual Conference


The COLUMBUS partners are pleased to announce the third and final COLUMBUS international Blue Society Knowledge Transfer Conference 2018:

Making Marine and Maritime Science Count

24 January 2018

Location: Brussels

An international forum to bring together partners, collaborators and interested parties to highlight Knowledge Transfer case studies and lessons learned through the work performed by the COLUMBUS project.  This international event will also host the launch of the COLUMBUS Knowledge Transfer handbook and recomendations for European and national funding agencies to embed Knowledge Transfer systems in current and future funding mechanims. Training on the COLUMBUS Knowledge Transfer methodology will be offered and will be targeted towards scientists and project managers. 

Registeration opening soon!

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COLUMBUS Blue Society Award for Impactful Knowledge Transfer - Call for Nominations

Is your Knowledge Transfer activity...

  • Innovative?
  • Tailored?
  • Integrated?
  • Impactful?
  • Inspiring Leadership & Community Empowerment?
  • Responsible?
  • Leaving a Legacy?

Then we want to hear from you!

COLUMBUS are accepting nominations for the 1st COLUMBUS Blue Society Award for Impactful Knowledge Transfer. This award will highlight best practice examples of successful Knowledge Transfer, specifically those resulting in impactful uptake by end-users contributing to Blue Growth and the implementation of marine and maritime policies such as the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) in harmony with the principle of Blue Society. The Prize will be awarded to the proposal that is most focused on highlighting best practice examples of research which has been transferred to end users and resulted in measurable impact, while supporting the Blue Society vision.

Nominations can be for a person, a project or an initiative. You can nominate yourself, your own project and/or others.

Application process

Complete the application form HERE.

This winning submission will be chosen based on a scored assessment by the COLUMBUS Evaluation Committee.

Need Support?

If you have any questions, please contact the COLUMBUS Project Manager: Cliona Ní Cheallacháin (

The COLUMBUS Blue Society award for impactful Knowledge Transfer is sponsored by AquaTT.


Training Course: Creating Impact By Knowledge Transfer for Scientists

A free training course is also offered as a side event to the annual conference on Tuesday 23 January 2018. This training course is intended for scientists and project managers

Date: Tuesday 23 January 2018

Registration opening soon

Venue: tbc, Brussels