Events

2017

May

31.05.2017

Brussels, Belgium

Applicants for new LIFE funding and, in particular, representatives of businesses, industry, NGOs, and local and regional authorities are invited to join the European Commission’s information and networking event on the 2017 LIFE funding opportunities.

Taking place on 31 May 2017 in Brussels, would-be participants should note that registration for the LIFE call 2017 information and networking event is on a first come, first serve basis.

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31.05.2017 - 02.06.2017

Maryland, USA

The 3rd Blue Planet Symposium will serve as a forum for discussion of societal information needs resulting from the important role the oceans play in Earth's life-support system and the challenge of minimizing the impacts of human activities on the oceans while utilizing the resources of the oceans to meet our needs. The symposium will also be a platform for the participating communities to exchange information on their activities and identify potential pilot and prototype projects for Blue Planet to focus on in the coming years.

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31.05.2017

Marseille, France

In the framework of the project “A blue economy for a healthy Mediterranean - Measuring, Monitoring and Promoting an environmentally sustainable economy in the Mediterranean region” founded by the Foundation MAVA, Plan Bleu, PAP/RAC and SCP/RAC organise jointly a conference that will be held in Marseille, France, on 30 & 31 May 2017.

This project is directly linked with Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable development (MSSD) and the Sustainable Consumption and Production  Action Plan (SCP/AP) and their monitoring. The aims of the conference are to present and discuss the results of the project and to debate on the Blue Economy issues in the Mediterranean in order to propose some recommendations and synergies with similar initiatives and programmes (UfM, EU, UN Environment, MAP, ...)

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June

01.06.2017

Brussels, Belgium

The morning event will highlight how the transition to a low-carbon economy is impacting on the workforce needs of the blue economy. If on one side many maritime sectors are looking more and more into green solutions which can deliver more and better jobs, on the other side the industry suffers from an insufficiency of professionals equipped with the skills and competences needed. First, the European Commission will present the initiatives taken so far to support both industry and education to overcome this challenge and to benefit as much as possible of this opportunity. Then representatives from industry, education and public authorities will discuss the main bottlenecks for the coming years and possible ways forward

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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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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

Rome, Italy

The National Research Council (CNR) in Italy is organising a conference at the premises of CNR, Rome, Italy. in Piazzale Aldo Moro 7. The BLUEMED Initiative will be presented alongside with the BLUEMED project structure and objective. The four national platforms system (Knowledge, Economy, Technology and Policy) – mirroring the four Med platforms  – will be launched as operative environment where the stakeholders of the scientific community, business, policy and civil society interested in the Blue Growth can meet, discuss and work together. The active participation of national stakeholders through a structured and constant interaction is a key element to reach the objectives of the SRIA.

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06.06.2017 - 09.06.2017

Nantes, France

Maritime space is at the center of various concerns and issues: sea control, piracy, new sea lanes, exploitation of submarine resources, renewable marine energies, marine protected areas ... and BLUE GROWTH! This symposium is a follow-up to the presentation of the work of researchers on the occasion of the Observatory of Seafarers' Observatory 2016 Seminars (co-organized by CENS) and the OCEANEXT symposium.

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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 - 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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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 - 14.06.2017

Brest, France

Euro-Argo & JCOMMOPS (UNESCO-IOC/WMO) are co-organizing a workshop on ocean observing educational activities. The meeting will be held in Oceanopolis Aquarium in Brest, 13-14 June 2017.

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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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15.06.2017 - 16.06.2017

St. Julian's, Malta

The Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission is organising a two-day conference to address the topic of Land Sea Interactions within the framework of Maritime Spatial Planning.

Land-sea interaction (LSI) is a complex phenomenon, involving both natural processes across the land-sea interface and the impact of human activities in this area. When carrying out maritime spatial planning (MSP), it is essential to consider the dynamics that occur between land and sea. That is true for sectors such as shipping or offshore wind energy, but also for the management of environmental quality. It is also important to ensure that spatial planning is conducted in an integrated manner across maritime and terrestrial areas through adequate institutional mechanisms. That is why the ‘MSP Directive’ (2014/89/EU) requires Member States to take LSI into account when preparing maritime spatial plans.

There are different ways of addressing LSI in MSP, involving different spatial scales of intervention. Some planners choose to build on the experience of integrated coastal management, others harmonise terrestrial and maritime spatial plans; and others simply plan at a scale that crosses the land-sea border. The conference will feature both experts and practitioners sharing their experience of addressing LSI in the framework of MSP. The audience will be invited to actively participate in the discussion.

Registration

Please register via the link below for the international conference “Maritime Spatial Planning: Addressing Land-Sea Interactions”. Due to restrictions on the number of attendees, registration for the conference does not guarantee participation. Early registration increases the chance of participation. Once you have registered, an email will be sent to you with more information. The conference will be held in English and is free of cost.

Location

The event will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel in St. Julian's, Malta, from 14:00 on 15 June 2017, concluding at 13:00 on 16 June 2017. A complimentary lunch will be provided on both days as well as an evening reception taking place on 15 June for all participants. For questions concerning the conference, please send an email to info@msp-platform.eu.

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Conference documents

 

Maritime Forum

The Maritime Forum aims to improve communication amongst EU maritime policy stakeholders. It allows parties interested in the EU maritime policy to communicate on a common platform. They can publish events, documents and follow developments in their areas of interest. Information can be shared amongst a closed community or published openly. Anybody can register to the forum and comment on its content.

Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE)
The Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (also known in short as DG MARE) is the Commission department responsible for the implementation of the Common Fisheries policy and of the Integrated Maritime Policy. With a staff of about 400, led by Director-General João Aguiar Machado and based in Brussels, DG MARE is made up of 6 Directorates dealing with all aspects of both policies, including among others conservation, control, market measures, structural actions and international relations relating to fisheries. DG MARE reports to Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.

 

15.06.2017 - 16.06.2017

Helsinki, Finland

The project supports growth of the marine and maritime sectors in a way that emphasizes the need to find a balance between economic, social and environmental goals. The project activities focus on Gulf of Finland and Archipelago Sea areas covering sea areas of Estonia and Finland. Planning and management of these sea areas requires cross-border collaboration between stakeholders and authorities, because many of the economic activities in the area cross borders and have cross-border impacts. For this purpose, the project develops cross-border capacity in maritime spatial planning.

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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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19.06.2017 - 22.06.2017

Aberdeen, Scotland

The Oceans'17 MTS/IEEE conference will return to Aberdeen, Scotland in June 2017.  Special themes for Aberdeen to include:

  • Subsea Engineering and Subsea Operations.
  • Subsea optical Sensing, Imaging and Instrumentation.
  • Deployment of subsea capabilities in other sectors.
  • Emerging Technologies for Inspection, Repair and Maintenance (IRM).
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture.
  • Decommissioning and Salvage.
  • Marine Renewables (offshore wind; wave and tidal).
  • Unmanned Underwater Vehicles in Defence Applications.

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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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26.06.2017 - 27.06.2017

Valletta, Malta

The event aims to promote awareness of the many uses of Copernicus data and information, while providing the opportunity for hands on demonstrations and basic training as well as networking and information sharing regarding:

  • Copernicus for GI professionals
  • Copernicus Land Monitoring Service
  • Copernicus for Entrepreneurs and Developers
  • Copernicus for Public Users
  • Copernicus for Renewable Energy
  • Copernicus Emergency Management Service
  • Copernicus for Coastal Zone Management

The event is meant for national and regional authorities, industry and institutions. They will be provided with concrete use cases of Copernicus and also with opportunities to discover, exchange and to learn from experiences.

A networking event will be organised on the first evening of the Copernicus Training and Information Session.

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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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27.06.2017 - 30.06.2017

Kyoto, Japan

The International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) was established in 1992 and has now become the most prominent academic society of scholars with an interest in maritime economics, which includes ports, shipping and hinterland transport. IAME members come from a variety of research backgrounds, primarily economics and management, but also from logistics, finance, engineering, sociology etc.

The main event of the Association is its Annual Conference, which is held in various places and brings together researchers and professionals from all over the world. The IAME Annual Conference is an opportunity for the world scientific community to meet and discuss current research topics and contribute to the development of maritime economics and management as a well-established academic discipline.

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27.06.2017

Valletta, Malta

In the year that Malta leads the European Council, the Copernicus Marine Service commits to meet and inform Maltese experts, national and regional users of the Marine and Maritime domains, in the private, public and scientific sectors, about its capabilities and its innovative services for the developers of specialised downstream applications.

This afternoon conference will focus on four marine-related topics of local interest:

Session 1:

  • Maritime Surveillance & Security,
  • Maritime Transport and Port Activities

Session 2:

  • Maritime Environmental Monitoring,
  • Fisheries & Aquaculture.

The event is meant for national and regional experts concerned with the Blue Economy in Malta: industry, services, agencies, institutions and R&D. They will be provided with concrete Copernicus Marine Service user testimonies related to the Mediterranean Sea and also with opportunities to discover, exchange and to learn from experiences.

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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

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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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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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. Registrations are now open and the first speakers have been announced.

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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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12.09.2017 - 13.09.2017

Venice, Italy

Results and progress from, probably, the world´s largest e-navigation project involving 300 ships and 13 ports will be shared during the midterm conference. Starting at 13.00 on September 12 and finishing at 13.00 on September 13, you will gain an efficient use of your time, with interesting subjects, discussions and ample scope for networking. We suspect that the breaks will offer you very special value, thanks to informal meetings with the right people.

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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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12.10.2017 - 13.10.2017

Tallinn, Estonia

The Estonian Presidency of the EU and the European Commission, will jointly organise a conference on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) on 12-13.10.2017.

This event will represent a unique opportunity for stakeholders wishing to provide their input in the assessment of the EMFF support to the implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy and the Maritime Policy over the current programming period (2014-2020).

It will also allow them to discuss the current and future challenges of coastal communities, as well as potential policy responses.

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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 - 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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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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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

January

23.01.2018 - 24.01.2018

Brussels, Belgium

This final COLUMBUS annual event will provide an opportunity to discover and celebrate the COLUMBUS Knowledge Transfer methodology and its activities.

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April

10.04.2018 - 12.04.2018

The Netherlands

The Architectural and Environmental Design (AED) is created to be a platform for all early career researchers, practitioners and students from all around the world, helping them to share ideas, and to expand networks for scholars.AED is an international conference that focuses on Sustainability and how it is approached by Architectural and Environmental Designs. AED engages with real life problems that affect the buildings on all scales, cities, and environment where it also discusses the built environment, and the factors that assist in shaping the built environment and how it affects our lives and our activities. IEREK for International Experts for Research Enrichment and Knowledge Exchange welcomes the abstract submissions to our Early Career conference.

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May

17.05.2018

Burgas, Bulgaria

Marinescape Forum in Burgas 2018 will highlight the heritage aspects of Marinescapes in the up-coming European Year of Cultural Heitage 2018. The theme is "New goverance and participation". It will be held in the days before the EMD2018, organised together with European networks from the heritage sector and will be open to public.

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18.05.2018 - 19.05.2018

Burgas, Bulgaria

The European Maritime Day (EMD) is the annual meeting point for Europe’s maritime community to network, discuss and forge joint action. The latest EMD 2017 conference and exhibition was held on 18-19 May 2017 in Poole. It was followed by the Poole Maritime Festival (15-21 May 2017), dedicated to engaging the general public and celebrating Poole and Dorset's local maritime heritage and environment.

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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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September

03.09.2018 - 07.09.2018

OZEANEUM in Stralsund, Germany

Hosted by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN, section Marine Conservation, Isle of Vilm) in cooperation with the German Oceanographic Museum, the tri-annual ''Progress in Marine Conservation 2018'' Conference is organised in Stralsund, Germany from 3-7 September 2018. 

The focus of the conference will look into progress in marine conservation on a global dimension. In 2017 / 2018, there is the 25-th "anniversary" of the "Rio-Conference", the "EU Habitats Directive", the new "Helsinki-Convention", the "Oslo-Paris-Convention" and lastly (and certainly least) also of the establishment of the “Division on Marine Nature Conservation" of the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation on the Isle of Vilm, Germany. We intend to look back over these past 25 years and reflect on milestones, achievements and progress in marine nature conservation globally as well as in regional seas. And we surely intend to explore the chances and perspectives for the further progress in the next years – which are the most important and pressing issues, where do we need more international action and cooperation, which are successful measures we have to proceed with and which problems need to be solved most urgently on global and/or regional scale.

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