Events Archive

2018

February

Feb 15

Final conference Sea Change Project

15.02.2018

Paris, France

The campaign 'Love the Ocean’ coincides with the final conference of the EU Horizon 2020 funded Sea Change project on 15 February 2018 at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, concluding three years of empowering and educating citizens to take action for our ocean. The conference will focus on the project’s achievements and plan for the coming years, maintaining the momentum of Ocean Literacy by linking with initiatives worldwide for the upcoming Decade of Ocean Science (2021 – 2030). The Sea Change campaign provides tips and useful resources on what you can do to make a difference. This campaign is based on the latest scientific evidence with input from scientists and educators from a range of disciplines.

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Feb 08

UK MMO Stakeholder Event

08.02.2018

Liverpool, UK

The Marine Management Organisation in England are organising a series of events across England to engage on the draft visions and options for marine planning in the north east, north west, south east and south west. The workshops will provide stakeholders with the opportunity to check progress towards the development of the plans and will focus on: 

  • draft marine plan area visions
  • draft options to address issues in each marine plan area
  • the next steps in marine planning  

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Feb 05

PADDLE Workshop “Community Knowledge and Marine Spatial Planning”

05.02.2018 - 07.02.2018

Mindelo, Cape Verde

This workshop will allow participants to have a global presentation of MSP history and first implementation. The scientific community in Cape Verde and in Africa has had little access to MSP practices and this workshop will be an occasion to share experiences on this matter. The place and role of local communities will be underlined. During the second day, a special session will be organized about the challenges of MSP for Africa. The Cape Verdean marine strategy – strongly linked to Blue Growth issues - will be also presented. During the last day, all participants will be invited to participate to an exercise showing concretely the role of community into building marine spatial planning practices. This workshop is organised jointly by University of Azores, the National Institute for the Development of Fisheries of Cabo Verde and UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC).

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Feb 07

UK MMO Stakeholder Event

07.02.2018

Whitehaven, UK

The Marine Management Organisation in England are organising a series of events across England to engage on the draft visions and options for marine planning in the north east, north west, south east and south west. The workshops will provide stakeholders with the opportunity to check progress towards the development of the plans and will focus on: 

  • draft marine plan area visions
  • draft options to address issues in each marine plan area
  • the next steps in marine planning  

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Feb 02

EU Aquaculture Farmed in EU Regions

02.02.2018

Brussels, Belgium

Since the publication in 2013 of the Strategic Guidelines on the sustainable development of European aquaculture, the European Commission has been working closely with Member States to address the obstacles hindering the development of the sector, primarily at the national level. As highlighted in the European Committee of the Regions' Opinion on "The Future of European Aquaculture", however, Regions have a key role to play in creating the right conditions for the development of EU aquaculture, through efficient licencing procedures, spatial planning, promotion of local products and other initiatives.

The meeting is open to all Member States representatives, Regional Authorities and other stakeholders.

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January

Jan 31

CPMR Meeting on Marine Litter and Plastic Pollution

31.01.2018

Brussels, Belgium

Register before 26 January! The Conference on Peripheral Maritime Regions is organising a meeting on marine litter and plastic pollution in Brussels on 31 January. 

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Jan 30

Welsh stakeholder event

30.01.2018

Cardiff, UK

Following the release of the draft Welsh National Marine Plan in December 2017 the Welsh Government are seeking are seeking views on a consultation. The plan aims to explain how the Welsh Government will manage the sustainable development of their seas, support “Blue growth” across multiple industries while protecting wildlife, habitats and natural resources. It sets out policies for future use of the seas which will need to be taken account of by developers in bringing forward new proposals and by public authority decision makers eg. in determining marine licences.

In addition to various feedback opportunities including an online survey the Welsh Government, facilitated by Pembrokshire Coastal Forum are hosting a series of public events across Wales where stakeholders can meet members of the team, ask questions and discuss how marine planning may affect them. 

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Jan 29

Meeting to discuss the ‘Var’ case study of the SIMWESTMED project

29.01.2018

Aix-en-Provence, France

Together with Conservatoire du littoral, PAP/RAC is organising a twofold meeting, on January 29th in Aix-en-Provence, about the ‘Var’ case study of the SIMWESTMED project. The event will also be an opportunity to present the French contribution to the definition of the Common Regional Framework on ICZM for the Mediterranean.

The objective of the meeting is to discuss the two topics of focus for PAP/RAC within the SIMWESTMED project: (i) Land-sea interactions and (ii) governance. Participants to the event will be stakeholders and project partners: French authorities from national, regional and local levels, public bodies, research institutes, etc. Partners will be invited to discuss strength and weaknesses of existing and planned management policies. Moreover, they will address their perception of the issues regarding the transboundary implementation of MSP.

To steer the dialogue, and provide PAP/RAC with inputs for the ‘Var’ case study, participants will discuss those tools – including their development and strengthening – that help manage the interrelationships between maritime and coastal ecosystems and marine activities. The interpretation of land-sea interactions in light of the ICZM principles is also part of the main agenda points for exchange.

During the second session, the history, the structure and the latest developments and challenges for incremental application of the ICZM protocol will be discussed in the framework of the definition of the Common Regional Framework on ICZM for the Mediterranean of the Barcelona Convention.

The decision (IG 23/7) on the definition of the common regional framework for ICZM in the Mediterranean and a conceptual framework for MSP was taken in December 2017 in Tirana, within the COP 20 framework. The discussion is expected to lead to the future establishment of a French working group that will contribute to the development of a document during the next biennium.

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Jan 26

Welsh stakeholder event

26.01.2018

Flint, UK

Following the release of the draft Welsh National Marine Plan in December 2017 the Welsh Government are seeking are seeking views on a consultation. The plan aims to explain how the Welsh Government will manage the sustainable development of their seas, support “Blue growth” across multiple industries while protecting wildlife, habitats and natural resources. It sets out policies for future use of the seas which will need to be taken account of by developers in bringing forward new proposals and by public authority decision makers eg. in determining marine licences.

In addition to various feedback opportunities including an online survey the Welsh Government, facilitated by Pembrokshire Coastal Forum are hosting a series of public events across Wales where stakeholders can meet members of the team, ask questions and discuss how marine planning may affect them. 

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Jan 25

State of play of recreational fisheries in the EU

25.01.2018

Brussels, Belgium

MEP Norica Nicolai, MEP Werner Kuhn, MEP Ole Christensen, the European Anglers Alliance (EAA) and the European Fishing Tackle Trade Association (EFTTA) are glad to invite participants to the conference "State of play of recreational fisheries in the EU - The anglers’ point of view & the importance of regulating recreational fisheries at the EU level" organised by the European Parliament Forum on Recreational Fisheries and Aquatic Environment.

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Jan 24

BalticLINes MSP Challenge Shipping Stakeholder Workshop

24.01.2018 - 25.01.2018

Riga

 

UPDATE: THERE ARE STILL 3 PLACES LEFT FOR SHIPPING EXPERTS TO PARTICIPATE. IF YOU ARE A SHIPPING EXPERT IN THE BALTIC SEA OR INTERNATIONAL EXPERT, SIGN UP >>HERE<< BEFORE THE 20TH OF JANUARY 2018

 

Shaping the future of Shipping in the Baltic Sea: International Meeting and Interactive Simulation

The BalticLINes project will hold an interactive session with shipping experts, using the MSP Challenge 2050, with the goal to together shape the future of shipping in the Baltic Sea. The input from stakeholders will be integrated in the project results. These results will be used by MSP authorities around the Batlic Sea as part of the input for development of their Maritime Spatial Plans.

Signing up

Please sign up here before the 20th of January. Update: There are currently 3 places left!

Contact details

Organisation (including information on location and reimbursement of travel costs):

Margarita Vološina (margarita.volosina@varam.gov.lv)

Liene Strazdiņa (liene.strazdina@vasab.org)

Olli Holm (Olli.Holm@liikennevirasto.fi)

 

Technical development and support MSP Challenge:

Harald Warmelink (warmelink.h@nhtv.nl)

 

 

 

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Jan 25

Welsh stakeholder event

25.01.2018

Aberystwyth, UK

Following the release of the draft Welsh National Marine Plan in December 2017 the Welsh Government are seeking are seeking views on a consultation. The plan aims to explain how the Welsh Government will manage the sustainable development of their seas, support “Blue growth” across multiple industries while protecting wildlife, habitats and natural resources. It sets out policies for future use of the seas which will need to be taken account of by developers in bringing forward new proposals and by public authority decision makers eg. in determining marine licences.

In addition to various feedback opportunities including an online survey the Welsh Government, facilitated by Pembrokshire Coastal Forum are hosting a series of public events across Wales where stakeholders can meet members of the team, ask questions and discuss how marine planning may affect them. 

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