Events

2017

April

23.04.2017 - 28.04.2017

Vienna, Austria

The EGU General Assembly 2017 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience.

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24.04.2017 - 28.04.2017

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

The international conference on MSP, EcAp and Supporting Information Systems will be held in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria from the 24th until the 28th of April 2017. This conference aims to bring  together professionals, policy&decision makers, researchers and other stakeholders that are included in legal frameworks, to discuss issues, methodologies, best practices and finally integrate maritime with environmental planning using open data Infrastructures.

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24.04.2017 - 25.04.2017

Brussels, Belgium

The Conference of the Peripheral Maritime Regions North Sea Commission is organising a meeting of the Marine Resources group.

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25.04.2017 - 27.04.2017

Brussels, Belgium

On Tuesday 25 April, Mr Aguiar Machado, Director-General, Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, will discuss with sector representatives and the audience how to respond to consumer expectations. Mr Aguiar Machado will present the findings of a recent opinion poll of EU consumers and the lessons that can be learned from this and from market trends.

Producers, processors and retailers will then explain how they are taking consumer expectations into account when designing their strategies.

The debate will take place from 13:00 to 14:00: ''Getting consumers on board - Integrating consumer expectations in the supply chain''

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25.04.2017 - 26.04.2017

The UK Institute of Fisheries Management is organising a specialist conference on the topic of ‘Renewable Energy and Fisheries – Plugging the Gap', focusing on renewable energy production and the interactions with fish and fisheries, with particular attention paid to the Severn estuary.  The sessions will cover:

  • Tidal Power
  • Assessment Approaches & Learning Lessons
  • Fisheries of The Severn Estuary
  • Hydropower (double session)
  • New Technology
  • Open forum

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26.04.2017

Brussels, Belgium

The Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup of the European Parliament is organising this meeting with the presence of Mr Joao Aguiar Machado, Director General of DG MARE. This event organised with the support of CPMR (secretariat of the Intergroup) will take place 26 April 2017 (from 09.00 to 12.00) at the European Parliament (Room ASP5G1). At this event, the Intergroup will present its maritime declaration echoing the Maltese Declaration and will hand it over to Mr Machado. The members of the Intergroup aim to emphasis the importance of marine literacy in this context. This event will be also the opportunity for the participating experts to have an exchange of views on Ocean Literacy with the MEPs, UNESCO and the European Commission.

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27.04.2017 - 28.04.2017

Budva, Montenegro

Adriatic Sea Forum, the international, itinerant forum dedicated to maritime tourism in the Adriatic Sea, will be going ashore in Montenegro for its third edition.
Thanks to the support of Montenegro National Tourism Organisation, of Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro and of the Public Enterprise for Coastal Zone, on 27-28 April, 2017, Budva will be at the centre of the Adriatic maritime tourism sector as a whole.

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May

03.05.2017 - 04.05.2017

Bucharest, Romania

Project MARSPLAN-BS is a pilot project for the Black Sea and is related to maritime spatial planning for Black Sea basin. Project performance will support the implementation of the European directive on this type of planning that is binding on all Member states of the European Union. The Project aims to improve and strengthen the cross-border cooperation between Bulgaria and Romania.

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08.05.2017

Athens, Greece

Building on structured and effective dialogue and aiming to optimize the framework for STI cooperation between the EU and the non-EU Black Sea countries, the BSH International Conference aims:

  • To present the progress of key activities and achieved results of the BSH Project, and
  • To present, discuss and consolidate the “EU – Black Sea Cooperation Programme in STI”, prepared within the framework of the Black Sea Horizon Project.

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09.05.2017 - 12.05.2017

San Sebastian, Spain

AquaSpace uses a case study approach in order to identify constraints to aquaculture in a wide range of contexts, scales and production types. Case studies are located both in marine and fresh water environments from northern Europe to the Mediterranean, Portugal to Hungary, North America to China. In the 16 case study sites across the globe, stakeholders are engaged in identifying key planning issues for aquaculture development and map these constraints against a wide variety of tools and spatial planning methods.

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11.05.2017 - 12.05.2017

The 2nd Forum of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR), jointly organised by the European Commission and the Hellenic Republic with the support of the EUSAIR Facility Point (strategic project financed under INTERREG V-B Adriatic-Ionian Cooperation Programme 2014-2020) will take place in Ioannina (Greece), 11-12 May 2017.

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15.05.2017 - 17.05.2017

Bucharest, Romania

The Danube & Eastern Europe Regional Water Forum is a 3 day event being held from 15th May to 17th May 2017 at the Palace of Parliament in Bucharest, Romania. The conference will cover areas like Corporate Members Including Engineers from Across the Water Sector, Include Scientists Across Many Disciplines, Economists, Accountants, Social Scientists, and Managers and Leaders among Those Professions.

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17.05.2017 - 19.05.2017

Georgia

Black Sea Ports and Shipping continues to be the biggest annual Container Ports and Terminal Operations Exhibition and Conference in the Black Sea region - now in its 6th successful year.

The 6th Black Sea Ports and Shipping 2017 will take place for the first time in emerging Georgia at the luxurious 5 star Sheraton Batumi Hotel from Wednesday 17 to Friday 19 May.

This event is proud to be hosted by Batumi Sea Port Limited and Batumi International Container Terminal LLC.

A two days Conference Programme will feature 30 world-class conference speakers addressing topical issues and challenges covering global transportation and logistics attended by a gathering of more than 400 senior government officials, industry principals, academics, senior executive harbour masters, harbour engineers, port engineers, maintenance supervisors and procurement decision makers together with the region’s leading shippers, cargo owners, importers / exporters, shipping lines, freight forwarders, logistics companies, ports, terminal operating companies, railway operators, port equipment and services suppliers from countries throughout the Black Sea region.

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17.05.2017 - 18.05.2017

Rostock, Germany

The sixth Future Conference: Wind & Maritime – the conference in north-eastern Germany that connects wind wnergy with maritime industry - will focus on market and technology trends related to wind energy (onshore and offshore) and marine industry from 17 to 18 May 2017 in Rostock.

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18.05.2017

Brussels, Belgium

The Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas is organising a Conference dedicated to EU support mechanisms for investment. This conference aims to discuss how island territories can contribute to the impact on the ground of EU investment policies and instruments, such as the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), to reach out to citizens. This Conference is organised during a European Parliament plenary session and will take place in Strasbourg on 18 May 2017 (from 09.00 to 12.00).

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18.05.2017 - 19.05.2017

Poole, UK

The UK borough of Poole will host the European Maritime Day in 2017.

This internationally important maritime event is held annually on 20 May to showcase the importance of the sea in our everyday lives – enabling transportation of food and vital supplies, providing jobs and a thriving economy and enhancing leisure and relaxation opportunities.  The conference brings together key stakeholders involved in the maritime sector from shipbuilding to offshore energy, the coastal environment and tourism to address the major challenges they face.  As part of Poole’s bid, four key subject areas were proposed for the conference theme – renewable energy; spatial planning and integrated coastal zone management; safety and security and protecting coastal ecosystems.  The theme will be selected nearer the time as topical interests can fluctuate.   

Cllr Xena Dion, Portfolio Holder for the Local Economy, Transportation and the Environment, Borough of Poole, said: "This is a unique opportunity to show the world what we have to offer here in Poole.  We want it to be a remarkable and memorable event with plans for tall ships, flotillas, a pageant, international shipping, yacht and power boat racing, interactive maritime events, nautical festivities and so much more. 

The real focus of the event is the two-day conference which is about moving forward the European maritime policy.  This is important in terms of all European Union countries working together to ensure a number of factors - our seas are safe and secure to enable free movement of our essential freight and trade, that coastal erosion and development is managed appropriately to prevent tidal flooding  and that resources such as fish, minerals and energy are obtained in a sustainable way to protect the seas and oceans for the future.

The conference will be accompanied by a maritime festival lasting several days and gives Poole the opportunity to celebrate its maritime heritage on a scale never seen before here.

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18.05.2017 - 20.05.2017

Targoviste, Romania

The International Conference Geography, Environment And GIS, organized by the Valahia University of Targoviste will take place from 18th May to the 20th May 2017 in Targoviste, Romania. The conference will cover areas like conduct interdisciplinary analysis on environmental issues.

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18.05.2017 - 21.05.2017

Tulcea, Romania

The “Danube Delta” National Institute for Research and Development will organize the 25th International Symposium “Deltas and Wetlands” 2017, which will be held in Tulcea, Romania, between 18-21 May 2017.

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23.05.2017 - 25.05.2017

Venice, Italy

The Global Ocean Science Education Workshops are sponsored and facilitated by the international Consortium for Ocean Science Exploration and Engagement (COSEE), the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, and the College of Exploration. The 2017 GOSE Workshop will focus on forging new connections within the global marine community. The goals are to:
• Bring together the ocean science, education, policy and business sectors;
• Foster the work of the five international working groups;
• Initiate the development of a certificate course for business leaders and policymakers; and
• Provide a forum to discuss coastal resilience and share examples of resilient cities.

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26.05.2017

Serres, Greece

An exceptional initiative from Geo Routes Cultural Institute with regards to the organization of the international conference Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum© launched last week.

The «Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum» is an international conference which will be held at Serres | Central Macedonia | Greece on 25-26 May 2017 aiming at highlighting cross‐border cooperation, enhancing bilateral and multilateral relations, strengthening business opportunities and promoting economic growth and sustainable development among the 17 States of the Balkan and Black Sea Region.

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June

05.06.2017 - 09.06.2017

New York, U.S.A.

5-9 June: high-level United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development will be convened in New York, from 5 to 9 June 2017, coinciding with World Oceans Day, to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14. The Conference will be co-hosted by the Governments of Fiji and Sweden. The Conference shall:

  • Identify ways and means to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14;
  • Build on existing successful partnerships and stimulate innovative and concrete new partnerships to advance the implementation of Goal 14;
  • Involve all relevant stakeholders, bringing together Governments, the United Nations system, other intergovernmental organizations, international financial institutions, non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academic institutions the scientific community, the private sector, philanthropic organizations and other actors to assess challenges and opportunities relating to, as well as actions taken towards, the implementation of Goal 14;
  • Share the experiences gained at the national, regional and international levels in the implementation of Goal 14;
  • Contribute to the follow-up and review process of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by providing an input to the high-level political forum on sustainable development, in accordance with resolutions 67/290 of 9 July 2013, 70/1 of 25 September 2015 and 70/299 of 29 July 2016, on the implementation of Goal 14, including on opportunities to strengthen progress in the future;

The Conference shall comprise plenary meetings, partnership dialogues and a special event commemorating World Oceans Day.

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05.06.2017 - 08.06.2017

Istanbul, Turkey

The IEEE BlackSeaCom series of conferences are held in the countries surrounding the Black Sea. The goal of the IEEE BlackSeaCom is to bring together visionaries in academia, research labs and industry from all over the world to the shores of the Black Sea. Here they will address many of the outstanding grand challenges that exist in the areas of communications and networking while having an opportunity to explore this exciting and dynamic region that has a rich history.

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06.06.2017 - 08.06.2017

Tampere, Finland

The plenary program of the Conference will consist of five talks by invited international scholars. Aside the plenary program, working groups will convene around varied topics during the conference, such as urban studies, nature conservation, natural resource governance, circular economy, energy and climate, sustainable production and consumption and social studies of science. The program will also include more informal get-together events.

The NESS Conference is a cross-disciplinary environmental social science conference that has been organized bi-annually since 1993. The Conference brings together over 200 Nordic and European scientists addressing a broad range of environmental questions from perspectives including but not limited to sociology, political science, economics, and law. The Conference is organized in turns by Nordic universities affiliated with the network. The conference is organized by the Politics of Nature and the Environment research group, within the University of Tampere School of Management, together with the Finnish Society for Environmental Social Science.

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06.06.2017 - 08.06.2017

London, UK

As the largest market globally for offshore wind today (4049 MW) and with the largest pipeline of consented projects (around 11.9 GW), the UK is the ideal place to host the next premier event for the offshore wind industry. In 2017, EWEA and RenewableUK will join forces to bring you the greatest conference and exhibition Europe has ever known in the history of all offshore wind energy events.

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07.06.2017 - 08.06.2017

Antwerp, Belgium

The two-day event in Antwerp, Belgium, will feature informative presentations on the very latest challenges, solutions and developments in reducing emissions, pollution and energy consumption, as well as engaging discussion around the exciting potential of co-operation and symbiosis.

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08.06.2017

This year, the theme is Healthy oceans, healthy planet, and we’re making a special effort to stop plastic pollution. Plastic pollution is a serious threat because it degrades very slowly, polluting waterways for a very long time. In addition, plastic pollution impacts the health of aquatic animals because animals including zooplankton mistake the microbeads for food. Scientists also fear health impacts for humans. The United Nations will celebrate World Oceans Day 2016 and recognize the winners of the Annual World Oceans Day Oceanic Photo Competition at an event on 8 June 2016 at the United Nations Headquarters.

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12.06.2017 - 16.06.2017

Rostock, Germany

The biennial Baltic Sea Science Congress, joining the research communities of Baltic Marine Biologists, Baltic Marine Geologists and the Conference of Baltic Oceanographers, is the main international forum addressing a broad interdisciplinary spectrum of Baltic Sea research.

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13.06.2017 - 16.06.2017

Gothenburg, Sweden

The CMT is widely considered the world's foremost congress related to tourism and recreation in coastal and marine environments and is attended by academics, students and practitioners from around the world. The congresses offer opportunities for the presentation and publication of refereed and working papers, as well as posters. A strong feature of the congresses is the supportive and collegial atmosphere where students are particularly encouraged to engage and contribute to the field. CMT is the official congress of the International Costal and Marine Tourism Society (ICMTS).

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13.06.2017

Berlin, Germany

The 19th BDF Summit is arranged in conjunction with the 8th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. This year, the 19th Baltic Development Forum Summit challenges old truths and takes a look at how a changing world creates new perspectives on growth. In what ways can an increased focus on sustainability and social engagement provide profits for business? How can the digital transformation open up new opportunities for small and medium size companies around the region? What will the political and economic developments within and outside the region mean for regional cooperation and our future economic performance?

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13.06.2017 - 14.06.2017

Berlin, Germany

The 8th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR will be hosted by the Federal Foreign Office together with the Baltic Sea Commission and in close cooperation with the European Commission on 13 - 14 June 2017 in Berlin. About 800 participants from governments, international organisations, NGOs, universities, local and regional administrations and business will discuss a broad range of issues relevant for the Baltic Sea Region.

The motto of the 8th Annual Forum is “connectivity”, highlighting the necessity to further intensify contacts throughout the whole Baltic Sea Region and to develop a better awareness of each other’s perspectives. This includes the neighbouring regions of the EUSBSR. Cooperation in form of mutually beneficial projects may have beneficial spill-over effects and contribute to confidence-building in politically difficult times. “Connectivity” also concerns an efficient and comprehensive collaboration between all levels of government. Connectivity is essential for today’s research activities as well as for cultural exchange including tourism. Connectivity has an important infrastructural dimension - be it in the area of transport, energy or communication. It is the basis for modern business, which is network based and outward looking.

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19.06.2017 - 25.06.2017

Brussels, Belgium

The Policy Conference is the most important European conference dedicated to sustainable energy policy issues. Sessions organised by the European Commission and energy stakeholders debate new policy developments, best practices and sustainable energy ideas, while networking events forge alliances. From 20 to 22 June.

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20.06.2017

London, UK

This seminar will consider the priorities for UK and devolved Governments in developing a post-Brexit fisheries management regime which supports the fishing industry and coastal communities, the marine environment, and the wider food sector. Delegates will assess priorities for the UK’s negotiating strategy as it moves away from the EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), looking at options for a new allocation mechanism for quota shares after Brexit, access arrangements to Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) with neighbouring countries, and the application of import and export tariffs within the EU market.

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21.06.2017

Dundee, Scotland

Sea Scotland is a new conference series started in 2016, that provides a multi-interest forum for Scotland-focused dialogue and knowledge-exchange for progressive marine policy and management. The conference aims to bring together bring together experts and stakeholders to generate and share innovative thinking in order that Scotland addresses challenges of managing its seas sustainably. The conference is a partner-driven initiative involving the Marine Alliance for Science and Technology Scotland (MASTS), Scottish Environment LINK, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), and the universities of Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh. Registration is now open for this year’s conference. Sea Scotland 2017 will take place on Wednesday 21st June at Discovery Point, Dundee  to address sustainable development of Scotland’s seas following the EU Referendum.

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23.06.2017 - 27.06.2017

Elenite, Bulgaria

The International Conference Ecology & Safety, organized by the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences will take place from 23rd June to 27th June 2017 at the Hotel Royal Castle in Burgas, Bulgaria. The conference will cover areas like Environmental policy and management, Greenhouse gas emissions, Sustainable & clean technologies, Alternative energy sources for reducing dependence on fossil fuels; Biofuels Geophysics; Atmospheric physics; Physical oceanography; Meteorology and hydrology.

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25.06.2017

In 2010, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), designated June 25th as the International Day of the Seafarer as a way to recognize that almost everything that we use in our daily lives has been directly or indirectly affected by sea transport. The purpose of the day is to give thanks to seafarers for their contribution to the world economy and the civil society; and for the risks and personal costs they bear while on their jobs.

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27.06.2017 - 06.07.2017

Bulgaria

The International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConferences SGEM bring together researchers, educators and practitioners representing research and educational institutions, companies, government agencies and consulting organizations from all over the world to exchange ideas, to define the research priorities in the fields of geosciences. The  overall objective is to propose potential solutions of problems related to the global changes, to contribute to the integration of environmental consideration into the decision-making process - hoping to ensure that present consumption will not compromise the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

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29.06.2017 - 30.06.2017

Göttingen, Lower Saxony

The North Sea Conference will then take place on 29-30 June on the theme Sustainable Growth Corridors for the Region.

The conference layout will follow the four priorities of the NSR 2020 strategy. Practical information will follow soon.

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30.06.2017 - 02.07.2017

Galway, Ireland

Businesses across Galway and the region are giving their support to SeaFest 2017, with festival activities extending from Galway Harbour to The Latin Quarter and Salthill. SeaFest 2017 is Ireland's national maritime festival and will include a variety of marine-themed activities and attractions to celebrate the sea from 30 June to 2 July 2017.

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30.06.2017

Galway, Ireland

The summit will focus on international perspectives on how Ireland is transforming its marine sector through and new thinking both as a means of achieving economic prosperity for the world and as an imperative to protect marine resources for future generations. The Ocean Wealth Summit will be held as part of SeaFest, Ireland’s national maritime festival which is returning to Galway following the success of last year's event. Sessions will cover:

  • Session A: Progress on Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth
    The objective of this session is to provide a platform whereby tangible progress towards the goals of Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth, the national maritime plan for Ireland, can be announced.
  • Session B: The Drive for Innovation
    This session is intended to highlight to the audience the global context in which efforts to transform Ireland’s marine industry must take place.
  • Session C: Smarter and Better
    This session will examine how Ireland’s existing established economic sectors, such as the food sector, can turn their attention to the sea. The session is designed to highlight that Ireland has key sectors of strength and expertise operating on a global playing field, which if matched to the marine resource, can be drivers for growth.
  • Session D: The Coastal Economy
    This session will move the focus of the summit from the global perspective to one more focused on the Irish economy, using Marine Tourism and Coastal Enterprise as a case study to pose the question “how can Ireland innovate in marine tourism and leisure”.
  • Session E: Our Rapidly Changing Oceans
    This session brings the day’s discussions full circle. Reflecting on the ways in which innovation is possible and the benefits it can bring, participants will also consider the overwhelming and urgent imperative to innovate arising from our changing oceans.

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July

03.07.2017 - 06.07.2017

Plymouth, UK

The AMEMR conference provides an opportunity to present, discuss and learn about a wide variety of marine modelling challenges, methods, applications and outcomes.

Marine ecosystem models are a fundamental tool for understanding marine ecosystems and providing projections of potential future states of the marine environment. Marine modelling is continuously evolving, in response to new scientific knowledge, societal needs and computational resource.

AMEMR has a strong focus on the state-of-the-art and articulating future challenges. It also promotes interdisciplinary discussion among stakeholders and modelling, observational and experimental scientists and students who want to contribute to the conceptualisation, design, development and application of improved and new marine ecosystem models.

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04.07.2017

Southampton, UK

The Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management is organising a summer conference on the topic of Integrated Management of the Marine Environment. The deadline for submitting proposals is the 21st of April. Topics to be covered should understand the external impacts on the marine environment and how an integrated management approach can deliver multiple benefits. To explore effective approaches to ecological impact assessment in the Marine environment and to discuss the required elements of a post-Brexit integrated marine management policy and legislative landscape.

05.07.2017 - 07.07.2017

Amsterdam, Netherlands

This year’s theme is Dealing with Maritime Mobilities. The conference will explore the nature of maritime mobilities and the ways climate and environmental change, economic development and maritime activities are affecting their direction and volume.
Conference themes: 1.Dealing with maritime mobilities, 2. Maritime Governance, 3. Social Relations and Culture, 4. Fisheries management, 5. Knowledge production and 6. Coastal threats and vulnerability

Adjacent to this conference, the Policy Day will take place on the 4th of July, featuring Sustainable Development Goal 14 ‘Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development’.

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12.07.2017 - 14.07.2017

Lisbon, Portugal

The launch of the South Atlantic Research and Innovation Flagship Initiative between the European Union, Brazil and South Africa will take place this summer, bringing together key political leaders and stakeholders from Europe, as well as from Brazil and South Africa. Participants will enjoy a blend of plenaries, panel discussions, inspirational keynotes and a showcase of EU funded projects and national initiatives and key political leaders and stakeholders from Europe, Brazil and South Africa will discuss:

  • climate and ecosystem approaches;
  • earth and ocean observation and forecasting systems;
  • food security, fisheries management and aquaculture;
  • ocean technology; and
  • Polar research (especially interconnections between the Atlantic and Antarctica).

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17.07.2017 - 18.07.2017

Join Circular Ocean in Reykjavik this July for the “Innovation Conference” which will gather Circular Ocean partners with members of the academic, creative and business communities to explore the opportunities around re-purposing waste Fishing Nets & Rope (FNR’s) in the Northern Periphery & Arctic Region. The conference will open on Monday, July 17th with updates from the Circular Ocean partners, followed by a “Serious Game” facilitated by Dr Laurent Bontoux  from the EU Policy Lab with support from Professor Martin Charter from The Centre for Sustainable Design. Day Two on Tuesday, July 18th will see Circular Ocean’s second #NetHack Challenge, an innovation workshop designed to develop solutions to a series of challenges surrounding management of FNR’s.

The event is free, but registration is essential as places are limited.

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17.07.2017 - 18.07.2017

Melbourne, Australia

Coastal Zones Conference is a two days conference consisting of a scientific program, comprehensive talks, special sessions, oral and poster presentations of peer-reviewed contributed papers and exciting and innovative research products which can be exhibited for further development of Coastal Zones Management areas.

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September

07.09.2017 - 08.09.2017

Lisbon, Portugal

The Ocean and marine resources form an integrated and essential component of the Earth’s ecosystem and are critical to sustainable development, playing an indisputable role as drivers for the global economy with significant potential for innovation and growth.

Recent landmark agreements, namely the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a stand-alone goal for the oceans (SDG 14), helped to underscore the importance of the conservation and sustainable use of the Ocean and marine resources.

In light of these developments, we believe on the importance of keeping all the international players and stakeholders fully engaged in this debate, strengthening our commitment to the sustainable use of the Ocean and the development of a blue economy.

The Portuguese Government has assumed the Ocean as one of the main investment areas for the coming years, by designating a Minister of the Sea with three major priorities for Ocean Governance: the state’s sovereignty, the economy and the Ocean Literacy.

The event “Oceans Meeting 2016” focus on three main strategic areas of Ocean Policy: Economy, Ocean Culture, Science and Innovation. In this context, the four main goals of the event are:

1. Reinforce the role of common Ocean policies in the international context;
2. Enforcement of science and research in the blue economy;
3. Promote the Ocean’s literacy among young people;
4. Promote national and international visibility of entrepreneurs and industries.

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10.09.2017 - 13.09.2017

Reykjavik, Iceland

The focus of the WSC 2017 is on the growth in the Blue-Bioeconomy, practical approach and cutting edge research for market innovation, food safety and food integrity. Three main pillars of the WSC 2017 are:

  • Seafood Innovation: Innovation stories and investment opportunities
  • Food safety in the context of seafood innovation and international trade
  • Food integrity: How to counteract food fraud in the age of increased e-commerce, tourism and demands of value chain transparency

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18.09.2017 - 21.09.2017

Fort Lauderdale, US

Authors are invited to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentation in one of the 2017 ASC theme
sessions. Deadline for submissions: 30 April.

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19.09.2017

Kiev, Ukraine

Annual International Conference “Black Sea Oil Trade” – is an effective platform for networking with oilseed industry operators and discussion of the latest drivers in oilseed and vegoil sector of Ukraine and Black Sea region

Growing role of Black Sea countries and rising demand for high-quality information and analysis determine significance and importance of “Black Sea Oil Trade” Conference which is entirely devoted to oil and fat sector.

In 2016 International Conference «Black Sea Oil Trade» attracted 250 delegates from 24 countries and 150 companies. Conference participants are usually represented by producers and crushers of oilseeds, traders, enterprises for deep processing of vegetable oils, investment companies, banks, law, shipping, brokerage, insurance and surveyor companies.

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25.09.2017 - 29.09.2017

Piran, Slovenia

The 52nd European Marine Biology Symposium will be held in Portorož (Slovenia) between September 25th and 29th, 2017. All marine biologists are invited to join for a fruitful and stimulating symposium to be held in a collaborative atmosphere on the Mediterranean coast.

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25.09.2017 - 29.09.2017

Brussels, Belgium

A major event to present Copernicus Marine Service activities and achievements and discuss its future plans.

  • A FORUM, for players engaged in creating sustainable value for our Oceans.
  • AN OPEN DIALOGUE, with Policy makers, Industrials & Entrepreneurs, Regional Authorities & Stakeholders, Public Services and Scientists involved in Marine Environment and Blue Growth.
  • A MAJOR EVENT, to take stock of the Copernicus Marine Service achievements and future prospects.

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27.09.2017 - 28.09.2017

Berlin, Germany

Save the date for the SUBMARINER Blue Bioeconomy Conference in Berlin on 27-28 September 2017, where various blue bioeconomy-related projects and initiatives from the Baltic Sea Region will be presented.

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October

03.10.2017 - 05.10.2017

Bergen, Norway

The EuroGOOS International Conference, organized every three years, is a milestone in ocean observing providing a forum for international scientific experience sharing. The next conference will take place from 3 to 5 October 2017, hosted by IMR and NERSC in Bergen, Norway.

The conference will provide a forum for a broad range of implementers and users of operational oceanography services, including marine scientists and technologists, private companies, and policymakers. The conference will review the present ocean monitoring and forecasting capacities and oceanographic services, and identify new science and technology priorities. It will facilitate dialogue, experience sharing and future planning with both European and international partners and stakeholders, towards a more coordinated response to global challenges and societal needs related to seas and oceans.

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05.10.2017 - 06.10.2017

Malta

Commissioner Karmenu Vella has announced that the EU will host the global 'Our Ocean' conference in Malta next year. The conference will build on the issues of the ocean and climate change, marine pollution and sustainable fishing. It will further develop how the ocean can contribute to sustainable blue growth, including through new energy sources such as tidal and wave technology. The conference will take place on the 5th and the 6th of October.

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07.10.2017 - 10.10.2017

The European Marine Science Educators Association is organising a conference in Malta from the 7th to the 10th of October.

Saturday 7th – Teachers workshop could be at the Msida campus

Sunday 8th – Fieldtrips

Monday 9th – Plenary – Valletta

Tuesday 10th – Valletta

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11.10.2017 - 12.10.2017

Turku, Finland

The 10th Baltic Sea Tourism Forum 2017 will be organised on the 11th and 12th of October, in Turku, Finland. The Baltic Sea Tourism Forum is the communication basis and exchange platform for tourism cooperation in the Baltic Sea region. It aims to promote dialogue, consensus building and a shared vision on the key challenges of tourism development around the Baltic Sea.

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17.10.2017 - 20.10.2017

Dubrovnik, Croatia

One of the factors that may contribute to the lack of positive growth in the aquaculture sector, is the lack of cooperation between operators. This may be regarding production, promotion and market intelligence or training and knowledge management including open access publications. Turning policy into growth can be achieved through diminishing competitive forces through common actions using regional cooperation, public/private partnerships and other initiatives that help to reduce conflicts.

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24.10.2017

UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States as a public holiday.

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24.10.2017 - 26.10.2017

Bucharest, Romania

The 7th annual Black Sea Oil and Gas conference will be held in Bucharest, Romania frmo the 24th unti the 26th of October.

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27.10.2017

Brussels, Belgium

In 2016, Interact launched the study ‘Added value of macro-regional cooperation: collecting practice examples (cases)’. One of the steps within the study is to call upon a small focus group to test preliminary conclusions and recommendations made. Thus, the aim of the focus group is to debate draft results of the study and recommendations of how programmes and projects can make better use of the added value that macro-regional strategies offer to them.

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31.10.2017 - 04.11.2017

Mellieha, Malta

The 13th International MEDCOAST Congress on Coastal and Marine Sciences, Engineering, Management & Conservation
(MEDCOAST 2017) will be held in Paradise Bay Resort Hotel (All-Inclusive), Mellieha - Malta, between 31 October - 04 November 2017.

Call for abstracts will be circulated in early February 2017 and the conference webpage (conference.medcoast.net) will be operational at the same time.

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31.10.2017 - 04.11.2017

Mellieha, Malta

The MEDCOAST congresses, started in 1993, have been very regularly organised in the months of either October or November of the odd numbered years.  With the past twelve successful events, the series have become one of the major scientific meetings focusing on seas and coasts in general with particular attention to the Mediterranean, Black and Caspian seas.  A more comprehensive name is chosen for the congress series with the thirteenth event although regional emphasis will be continued.

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November

06.11.2017 - 17.11.2017

Bonn, Germany

The 2017 UN Climate Change Conference will take place from 6 to 17 November at the World Conference Centre in Bonn, Germany, the seat of the Climate Change Secretariat. The Conference will be convened under the Presidency of Fiji.

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07.11.2017 - 10.11.2017

Rotterdam, the Netherlands

From 7 - 10 November 2017 Europort, organised in the world port city of Rotterdam, will be the international maritime meeting place for innovative technology and complex shipbuilding. Europort has a strong focus on special purpose ships including offshore vessels, dredging vessels, construction vessels, naval vessels, workboats, inland vessels, fishery vessels and super yachts. With almost 30,000 professional visitors and 1100 exhibiting companies Europort belongs to the world’s leading maritime meeting places.

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08.11.2017

Glasgow, Scotland

The conference will focus on topics related to Priority 4 of the AAP “Create a socially inclusive and sustainable model of regional development”. More specifically, the event will emphasize on the theme of socially inclusive sustainable maritime growth on the European Atlantic Seaboard.  The conference will be held at the Technical & Innovation Centre of the University of Strathclyde in the heart of the city and a short distance from the River Clyde and its waterfront. The annual Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference offers a great transnational publicity opportunity to deliver the AAP key messages and further promote awareness of its achievements. The annual conference is the central hub for stakeholders of the Atlantic Strategy to meet, seek ways of cooperation, share information and identify funding opportunities and partnerships for their projects.

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21.11.2017 - 22.11.2017

Paris, France

This year’s Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum (GGSD Forum) will focus on investment, innovation and employment aspects of the fast-growing ocean-based industries, together with policies to preserve and sustainably use marine and ocean resources and ecosystems. It will explore how the economic development and conservation needs can be balanced successfully through innovations in established and emerging ocean industries, as well as marine spatial planning instruments.
Issues such as national and international capacity for ocean industry oversight, the role of science and technology (including digitalisation), responsible business conduct and waste management will be addressed. The Forum will draw on work by the Scientific and Technological Policy Committee (CSTP), the Fisheries Committee (COFI), the Environment Policy Committee (EPOC), the Investment Committee (IC), Shipbuilding Committee (WP6), the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) as well as the International Transport Forum (ITF) and the International Energy Agency (IEA).

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28.11.2017 - 29.11.2017

Liverpool, United Kingdom

The project SIMCelt: Maritime Spatial Planning: transboundary cooperation in the Celtic Seas is organising its closing conference on the 28th and 29th of November. The results of the project will be shared and key issues in transbounday working on the MSP Directive will be addressed. The conference will feature insights on data management, stakeholder engagement, cross-border working, ecosystems approach, cumulative impacts, evaluation and much more.

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29.11.2017 - 01.12.2017

Halifax, Canada

The SOS brings together representatives from shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, seabed mining, tourism, renewable energy, ports, dredging, submarine cables, marine science, engineering and technology, the maritime legal, financial and insurance communities, and other sectors - as well as ocean stakeholders from the government, inter-governmental, academic and environment communities.

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2018

July

02.07.2018 - 05.07.2018

Arendal, Norway

The 4th ICZM symposium will again be hosted by the Institute of Marine Research, Norway in Arendal, Norway, and held on July 2 – 5, 2018.  This multi-disciplinary international conference is intended to promote science and integration of knowledge for the sustainable management of coastal resources. It will provide a venue for scientists, engineers, managers and policy-makers to discuss recent advances and innovative ideas, to share experiences and to develop networks.

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