Professor Nuno Nunes was invited to the 14th Annual National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) conference “Discovering the Deep Blue Sea: Research, Innovation, Social Engagement” from November 9-12 in Irvine CA, U.S.
Nuno Nunes talked about his vision of how future research on Oceans can be shaped by and from periferic places like Madeira. His vision focuses less on exploration of natural resources and more on the future of mankind. He also presented a project about building an ocean theme park in Madeira, in cooperation with the University of Texas at Austin. The theme park would be about 100 meters deep in the ocean, and allow scientists, and other interested people to observe and study its biodiversity.
Full interview about the project below.