This conference will gather policy-makers and stakeholders with the aim to follow-up on ongoing and new international programmes to combat fisheries crime also highlighting results and lessons learned so far. Concrete fisheries crime cases will also be presented as well as the work of the EU in terms of fight against IUU fishing as well as the need to improve inter-agency and international cooperation for better enforcement against crimes linked to IUU fishing.
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).
The Commission for Natural Resources has the pleasure to invite you to a follow-up event of the conference "Our Ocean" (5-6 October, Malta), aiming to involve stakeholders from the regional and local level in the debate on sustainable blue economy and ocean governance. The high level opening session will touch upon challenges and opportunities for European regions and policy developments on global and regional scale. The participants will be able to exchange views with EU Commissioner for maritime affairs, fisheries and environment Karmenu VELLA, Statoil Vice-President Jannik LINDBÆK, Ocean Energy Europe CEO Rémi GRUET and EIB's Director for Environment and Sustainable Territorial Development Werner SCHMIDT.
In addition, two separate thematic sessions will focus on the regional aspects of the blue economy and ocean governance, with the involvement of policy-makers, researchers and practitioners.
The North Sea Lab conference will:
- reflect on one year North Sea Energy Lab and looking towards the future
- address meta-questions such as what can be done in the near future to create multiple values for the North Sea? What is clear is that we need a new approach to development, one that invites the development of multiple values and integrated solutions.
- showcase concrete pilots: fisheries and wind at sea; stakeholder and public participation; nature conservation and offshore wind energy
The Infoweek on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 (SC2) ‘Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy’ is jointly organised by the Research Executive Agency (REA), the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) and the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) of the European Commission. It will take place in Brussels (Charlemagne) on 14-17 November 2017.
The Societal Challenge 2 Info Day on Societal challenge 2 calls for 2018 (14/11) and the related brokerage event organised by BIOHORIZON (15/11) will form the first part of the week.
The second part will consist of three high-level policy events presenting the latest evolutions in the broader EU policy context related to Societal challenge 2 activities and how it relates with activities under Horizon 2020:
- Bioeconomy policy day (16/11)
- Digitising agriculture and food value chains (17/11)
- Blue growth and research and innovation (17/11)
The event will also feature a Bioeconomy village highlighting first-class Horizon 2020 projects and initiatives on bioeconomy.
The first EMODnet Open Sea Lab will take place in Antwerp, Belgium from 15-17 November 2017. The three day event will help co-create innovative solutions to unique problems using EMODnet's wealth of marine data and ocean observations. EMODnet is working to provide potential condidates with access to open data on many aspects of the physical and chemical state of our European seas and oceans, their depth, the geological structure of their seabeds, the habitats that they support, the biodiversity that inhabits them and the human activities that take place there.
The main purpose of making all this openly available is with the hope that it is used in innovative ways to both solve problems, or create new applications. The Open Sea Lab will match-make and bring together teams and will involve ideation, co-creation, prototype development and validation by mentors.
World leaders will meet to decide on the next steps to be taken to combat climate change. The 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will take place at the headquarters of the UNFCCC Secretariat in Bonn, Germany. Presided over by the Government of Fiji, the UN Climate Change Conference will include the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UNFCCC, the 13th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 13) and the 47th sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 47) and the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 47). It will also include the fourth part of the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1-4) and the second part of the first session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 1-2).
The Maritime Cluster of West-Sweden is organising a conference on the human impacts on the coastal / marine environment and what can be done to decrease negative impacts. Small boats (for leisure activities) are used as an example to highlight how coastal management works and how it can be strengthened, simultaneously promoting coastal communities. The conference will also deal with MSP.
Systemic and Biodiversity Evolution of Marine Coastal Ecosystems under the Pressure of Climate Change, Natural and Anthropogenic Local Factors. A scientific and technical event bringing together an international symposium of nearly 300 people and a Forum centered on exchanges between scientists, managers and professionals in the maritime sector and coastal management. Organized on the initiative of CNRS, Ifremer, MNHN, Bordeaux University, SFJO and Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine.
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.
This side event will be the occasion to present the OCIA’s achievements and its place within international dynamics through a discussion on the need for a greater consideration of the ocean as a solution to climate change. The roundtable will focus on 3 themes: the stakes surrounding the International Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, the role of civil society as a driving force for the initiatives actions and development and the need for a greater involvement of the ocean and climate themes in the NDC’s elaboration.
New calls for proposals will be open under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund to foster blue growth across Europe. Stay informed and participate at the Information Day. You will have the opportunity to meet experts who will be ready to answer any of your questions. The Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, will also be present. The registration will open in September.