[Coral-List] Survey on legal/policy bottlenecks of sampling/using marine genetic resources

martina m.milanese at studioassociatogaia.com
Thu Jan 12 11:04:26 EST 2017

Dear listers,

I am passing on a message from a colleague involved in the PharmaSea 
project (http://www.pharma-sea.eu/) that will surely be relevant to many 
of you, and raises awareness on a very important practical and ethical 
issue. I took to the survey myself and found it really interesting.

Best regards and happy new year!


** apologies for cross posting **

The PharmaSea project, funded by the European Union Framework Programme 
7 (FP7), represents a model marine biodiscovery pipeline within which 
existing challenges hampering marine biodiscovery research and 
development (R&D) are addressed.

Within the PharmaSea project, one work package (WP6) focuses on the 
legal and policy bottlenecks relevant to the sampling and utilization of 
marine biological resources.

In this context this survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NJXTGG9 - 
open till the 10th of February) is being carried out to obtain 
information on how biological material from the marine environment is 
obtained and used in R&D. The results of this survey will be used to:

• develop tools which will support scientists navigate the legal 
framework governing sampling and / or the use of marine genetic 
resources for R&D.

• inform policy in relation to developing regulations governing the 
sampling and use of these resources in R&D. Thank you for participating!

Dr Martina Milanese, PhD

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