Since 1979, Aqua Nor has been an important international meeting place for the aquaculture industry, and it is today the world’s largest aquaculture technology exhibition. During Aqua Nor, numerous seminars, mini-conferences, lectures, debates and presentations are held.
Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, UK
EUCC and Liverpool Hope University invite you to our three-day international conference and excursions exploring the anthropocene and the littoral, with particular reference to the themes of 'change, naturalness and people'. The conference will seek to examine how humans and human processes influence the littoral, and how these influences may now be viewed as natural, as much as any other natural processes. The theme will gather all disciplines to explore current issues of relevance to the coast and will be of interest to a wide spectrum of scientists , including those from the physical sciences, climate change scientists and ecologists, social scientists, engineers, policy makers and advisers and practitioners.
The conference will be dedicated to shaping the port industry of tomorrow. What will the future ports look like? How will they have to change and evolve in order to remain competitive?The ever-changing landscape of the port industry requires the ports to constantly adapt and evolve. New regulations, technological innovations and market dynamics call for a high degree of preparation and planning. BPC 2017 identifies the key issues, crucial for the development of ports not only in Europe, but worldwide.
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.
The National Institute for Marine Research and Development “GRIGORE ANTIPA“ (NIMRD) invites participants to the 8th edition of the International Symposium PROTECTION OF THE BLACK SEA ECOSYSTEM AND THE SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF MARITIME ACTIVITIES (PROMARE). Scientific sessions include:
Section I - Oceanography and Coastal and Marine Engineering
Section II - Marine Ecology and Environmental Protection
Section III - Sustainable Use of Marine Resources
Section IV - Sustainable Development and Ecological Education
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
iMarco is a new initiative aimed at creating an international network for promoting collaborative projects among European scientists interested in the study of marine connectivity. The network covers a broad spectrum of marine science disciplines including physical oceanography, microchemistry, genetics and evolutionary ecology, behaviour, tagging, fisheries and aquaculture.The strategic objective of iMarCo is to organise and create synergies among the European scientific community sharing an interest in the understanding of the spatial dynamics of marine populations.
This Workshops will focus on streamlining the EMODnet Sea-basin checkpoint methodology. The Sea-basin Checkpoints perform stress test of the adequacy of the current observational capacity at a regional/sea-basin level and their results contribute to the improvement of EMODnet. The EMODnet Stakeholder Conference (14-15 February 2017, Brussels) highlighted the different approaches and methods applied by the sea-basin checkpoints stressing the need to assess best practices and a common way forward. The Sea-basin Checkpoints Workshop will take place back to back with the 8th EMODnet Steering Committee Meeting.
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.
'Connecting the region through marine and maritime cooperation'
Building on the success of the previous three events, in Bucharest (2014), Sofia (2015) and most recently in Odessa (2016), the conference has turned into a main forum for institutional and private stakeholders working on maritime affairs in the Black Sea to discuss common actions to:
- support blue growth,
- support integration,
- share innovative business practices,
- improve marine knowledge and enhance marine environment
- promote maritime careers,
- identify sources of funding for maritime projects and
- seek partners to fulfil them.
Technical workshops will focus the debates on the above-mentioned themes and seek an open discussion with the audience.
This year, the conference will also take stock of the implementation of the Bucharest declaration adopted in October 2016 on sustainable fisheries and discuss concrete actions to improve the sustainability of fishing resources, particularly with regard to scientific advice, sustainable small-scale fisheries, capacity building, and fight against IUU fishing.
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.
The Physiomar series of conferences developed from a workshop investigating the physiology of marine mollucs in 2006. The conference alternates between the Americas and Europe. In 2017 the conference will be held in the historic Magdelene College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England. Thee theme of the conference is: “Physiology of Aquatic Ectotherms in a Changing World”.
While the presentations will focuss on Molluscs, Echinoderms and Crustaceans, other taxa, including research on fish, will also be represented.
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.
Spain is one of the first countries in the world to face the aging of its wind farms: by 2020, half of its wind turbines will have surpassed fifteen years. The interest in the matter was evident in the First Conference on Life Extension, held in 2016. The goal of 2017 is to take a significant leap forward and turn this event into a local reference, but also at an international level, in order to serve as a springboard for our members.
The conferences will cover all aspects of wind farms life extension from simulation tools to determine the lifespan of turbines and new O&M business models to new supervision and diagnosis procedures and the recycling of components.
The SIMCelt project we are exploring trends and scenarios of future spatial demand in different maritime sectors. This workshop will bring together representatives from these sectors to explore possible scenarios in the Celtic Seas in the medium term. The aim is to work out how trends and drivers in maritime sectors will influence spatial demands in the future in relation to a range of possible economic and political scenarios. Participants will work collaboratively with representatives from various sectors to exchange ideas on how their sectors may interact in future. Findings from the workshop will be used as part fo the final SIMCelt project outputs which will be used to help EU member states to implement the Maritime Spatial Planning Directive.
Coast is a 3 day event being held from 20th September to the 21st September 2017 at the Ferrara Exhibition Centre in Ferrara, Italy. This event showcases products like Measures and monitoring of weather-marine climate Hydro-meteo provisional systems and hydrological and hydraulic modelling Management practices of prevention European Flood Directive National and international projects for coastal study and management Territory planning (hazard and risk Maps, coastal Plans, public emergency plans) Defense intervention design & realisation Dredging and nourishment.
The »Mediterranean Coast and Macroregional Strategies Week« will take place between the 20 – 23 September 2017 at the Slovenian coast. Focus of this year's event is “Living with the sea”.
The Mediterranean countries started celebrating the Mediterranean Coast Day in 2007. In Slovenia, the celebration is widely known as the “Mediterranean Coast Week” and is inextricably linked to the regional cooperation under the three European macro-regional strategies which are implemented in the Slovenian territory, namely the Danube, Adriatic-Ionian and Alpine strategy.
The Priority Actions Programme Regional Activity Centre (PAP/RAC) and the Public Enterprise for Coastal Zone Management of Montenegro will organise the Mediterranean Coast Day 2017 in Tivat, Montenegro on September 25 under the high patronage of Mr. Filip Vujanović, President of Montenegro, who will personally attend the event. The main theme of this year’s event will be “Protect our Sea”, and it will be accompanied by several back-to-back technical meetings.
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.
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.
The scientific research is more and more addressing a holistic and multidisciplinary approach in the perspective of the Responsible Research and Innovation, aiming to anticipate and assess Implications and societal expectations and to foster the design of inclusive and sustainable research and innovation.
Many researchers, European initiatives and projects in different domains and contexts already started to address Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) principles and themes, but in the last years a wide discussion is arising on these topics that requires to systematically share information and knowledge.
The annual conferences organised within the activities of the MARINA project (the project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under GA No. 710566) are the best occasion to reach and federate diverse targeted RRI groups and discuss with them case studies and experiences on RRI principles and themes starting from the marine domain, but not limited to it. These conferences are launched also for reinforcing the RRI community identity to be built according to the final resolution of the conference of Rome in 2014 "SIS-RRI: Science, Innovation and Society: achieving Responsible Research and Innovation".
A huge amount of activity is happening in the field of blue bioeconomy in the Baltic Sea Region – both under the umbrella of the SUBMARINER Network and through independent initiatives among its members and beyond. Following the launch of the SUBMARINER Roadmap during the 1st SUBMARINER Conference in Gdańsk in September 2013, the 2nd SUBMARINER Conference "Better Off Blue – Creating synergies for a bio-based society" will make the most of this activity.
- To unite the actors working for progress towards a blue bioeconomy and bio-based society in the Baltic Sea Region;
- To showcase advances, create synergies and stimulate active cooperation between the multitude of ongoing projects under the SUBMARINER Network umbrella and beyond;
- To offer an excellent matchmaking opportunity with time for structured and informal networking;
- To position the Network, its stakeholders and actions with a view to the European Commission’s Implementation Strategy for Blue Growth in the Baltic Sea Region and look beyond the BSR to the European and global context.
The cross-cutting topics:
- The Baltic Sea Region’s blue bioeconomy in the European context;
- Changing markets for marine protein sources in feed;
- Smart specialisation and the blue economy;
- Nutrient mining in the Baltic Sea – a driver for regional development;
- Smoothing the transition from R&D to market in the blue bioeconomy;
- Financing environmental services;
- Creating added value in aquaculture through integration;
- Marine biobased materials and chemicals.
Rimouski, Quebec, Canada
The 8th BioMarine International Business Convention program will focus on the plentiful of opportunities and the various applications arising from marine biotechnology. The program includes a session on "Maritime Spatial Planning and Blue Growth" to discuss how MSP can help achieve milestones for blue growth and marine biotechnology.
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.
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.
Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) is an emerging renewable energy technology that aims to replace the use of fossil fuels for energy production on an economical basis. A characteristic feature of the various AWE concepts is the use of tethered flying devices to access wind energy at higher altitudes where the wind is more consistent. Over the past decade the AWE scientific and industrial community has grown considerably. Several teams operate technology demonstrators in the electricity output range up to 80 kW. International Airborne Wind Energy Conferences have been held in Chico, CA, USA in 2009, in Stanford, CA, USA in 2010, in Leuven, Belgium in 2011, in Hampton, VA, USA in 2012, in Berlin, Germany in 2013 and in Delft, The Netherlands in 2015. The recent AWEC conferences had each about 250 participants.
The 7th Airborne Wind Energy Conference (AWEC 2017) will be held on 5-6 October 2017 at the Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg, Germany, in the historic city center of Freiburg (Kollegiengebäude I, Platz der Universität 3, D-79098 Freiburg). AWEC 2017 is organized by the university within the framework of the EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Initial Training Network AWESCO and the Sustainability Center Freiburg.
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
The “Maritime Cyprus” Conference is an established biennial event in Cyprus organised by the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works and the Department of Merchant Shipping in cooperation with the Cyprus Shipping Chamber and the Cyprus Union of Shipowners. The success of the Conference is attributed, to a large extent, to the high calibre of the speakers and the large number of shipping executives attending the Conference from around the globe and hence “Maritime Cyprus” has grown into one of the world’s most significant shipping conferences. The Conference is attended by many shipping executives of the industry, including, owners, managers, and delegates from other shipping organisations.
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) is Europe's leading offshore energy event. It is unique in bringing together the oil & gas, offshore wind and marine energy industry. With the industry in transition OEEC offers offshore energy professionals the ideal meeting place to network, discuss and learn about the future of energy.
This conference, organised by the EU MSP Platform on behalf of the European Commission, will take place on 11-12 October in Brussels, Belgium. The conference is aimed at both MSP practitioners, authorities as well as industry representatives and will be attended by Mr. Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. This conference aims to provide a forum for discussion and exchange, offering concrete examples and guidelines on how to apply MSP as a tool to support sustainable maritime economic development (‘Blue Growth’). In particular, the conference aims to:
- Share best practices on how MSP can lead to certainty and sustainability of the Blue Economy;
- Discuss approaches and experiences of conflict resolution and overcoming tensions;
- Discuss approaches and experiences towards synergies, co-location, etc.;
- Discuss approaches, experiences and various purposes on how to anticipate future maritime developments and their spatial implication – enabling planners to really ‘plan for the future’;
- Discuss how the MSP process can facilitate a better understanding of the needs across maritime sectors stakeholders and ecosystems, thus fostering a more sustainable economic development;
- Discuss the role/needs of traditional maritime mobile sectors such as shipping & fishery versus the place-based needs of relative newcomers such as offshore energy & aquaculture.
More information to follow soon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An international conference on the environmental impact of shipping and its importance within policy, marine spatial planning and the maritime transport sectors
- Impacts of shipping on air pollution and climate change including impacts on human health and land ecosystems
- Impacts of shipping on marine pollution and marine ecosystems
- Impact of shipping on noise pollution - underwater noise and its impacts on marine biota, above-water noise and its impact on human well-being
- Environment and society-socio-economic valuation of the impacts of shipping, impact of shipping on ecosystem services, shipping and marine spatial planning
The conference will address nature-targeted innovation actions involving all societal actors. It will host leading scientists, policymakers and entrepreneurs from around the world who will share their experience on how nature-based innovation and eco-innovative technologies can be implemented in many areas of life.
Urbanization and global climate change are creating ever-increasing problems. In combination with smart-city solutions, nature-based solutions (NBS) can offer a wide variety of ways to increase the resilience of cities and the wellbeing of its citizens.
The first day of this three-day conference will feature field vists and side events for organisations related to NBS. The second day will focus on policy and governance of NBS and day three will highlight research and innovation.
The 7th annual Black Sea Oil and Gas conference will be held in Bucharest, Romania frmo the 24th unti the 26th of October.
The 16th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants will be held in Berlin/Germany, from 25 to 27 October 2017 and is an essential part of the Berlin Workshop Week.
Participants from power system operators, transmission and distribution grid operators, wind turbine manufacturers, universities and research institutes, and consulting companies will convene in Berlin for the 16th Wind Integration Workshop.
One special focus of this year’s Wind Integration Workshop will be ancillary services: one of today’s most significant questions when it comes to the integration of wind power into power systems and also one of the most sought-after topics at last year’s workshop. That’s why this year’s Wind Tutorial on 24 October 2017 will be dedicated to a related topic: Ancillary Services and Wind Power Plants – Status and Experiences.
The 2nd JPI Oceans conference, taking place in Lisbon, will present the first results of the actions and projects initiated under the framework of JPI Oceans and will provide an excellent opportunity for stakeholders from research and industry to network and discuss with policy makers from across Europe. Partners involved in the JPI Oceans joint actions will discuss the outcomes, opportunities and future outlooks of their activities. The event will further highlight the international cooperation of JPI Oceans beyond Europe and results of CSA Oceans 2, the Horizon 2020 Support Action aimed to support the JPI.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The first CO-EVOLVE’s information day will be organised by Regione Emilia-Romagna on 7 November 2017 in Rimini (Italy), in the frame of the 2017 Ecomondo expo, to raise awareness about the project among local, regional, national and transnational stakeholders.
In addition to communicating what the Co-Evolve project is doing, the aim of the meeting will be to discuss Mediterranean policies related to sustainable coastal and maritime tourism (including MSP & ICZM), objectives and actions, with a focus on the Interreg MED program, in particular the "Thematic Community on sustainable tourism”. The meeting will also address the potential of the sector and the opportunities for development of sustainable tourism in the Mediterranean area.
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.
The annual Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference (ASPC) offers a great transnational publicity opportunity to deliver the Atlantic Action Plan (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.
The specific theme the ASPC2017 is on topics related to Priority 4 of the AAP to “Create a socially inclusive and sustainable model of regional development”. More specifically, the conference will focus on the theme of regeneration and issues and topics such as health benefits and environmental improvements to coastal communities, best-practices in social inclusion, workforce development for blue skills, recreation and tourism projects, preservation and protection of tourist attractions and the seasonality challenge in the tourism sector, to name just a few.
The format proposed for the event comprises:
- An introductory plenary session including a short Atlantic Project Award Ceremony at which the 2nd "Atlantic Project Awards" will be delivered.
- Two rounds of four parallel workshops on Priority 4 of the AAP that will be selected through an open call for workshops that will be launched on the Support Team’s website.
- A closing plenary session including the presentation of the workshop outcomes.
Also networking and matchmaking activities will be available with about 40 exhibition stands (projects and nominees, networks, workshop organisers, other stakeholders exhibiting documentation, promotional material, and videos), as well as a designated matchmaking area for appointments between participants (project promoters, funding agencies) and the Support Team’s Help Desk.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
This event, which is organised in partnership between WindEurope and The Netherlands Wind Energy Association (NWEA), will build on the tremendous momentum achieved in recent years by wind power. Wind is now the fastest growing energy source in the world, and has recently been a hotbed of innovation and unprecedented ambition. The Amsterdam conference and exhibition will thus be the ideal occasion for industry insiders to expand their knowledge base, make the contacts they need, and to solidify an industry-wide vision for the future of this rapidly expanding sector.
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.
The Marine Science Conference 2017 at Tjärnö November 29 – December 1. This year, the conference will put your field of research in a wider perspective with invited speakers from natural as well as social sciences. The conference will end with a panel discussion about current trends and future challenges in marine science!
- Marie Stenseke, Human Geography, University of Gothenburg, Co-chair of the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel of Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
- Martin Visbeck, GEOMAR, physical oceanographer, Director of the Kiel “Future Ocean” cluster.
- Sverker Jagers, Department of political sciences, University of Gothenburg and director of Centre for collective action research (CeCAR).
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.
The Marine Board Biennial Open Forum is one of the European Marine Board's four principle approaches to bridging the gap between science and policy. The Forums act as a platform to bring together a wide range of marine science stakeholders (scientists, European and national policymakers, pan-European and regional networks etc.) to discuss and share knowledge, identify common priorities, develop common positions and collaborate. The Forum bridges the gap between the scientific community and policymakers and prepares a joint vision and recommendations to advance the issue at hand.
The Forums are organized on a biennial basis with the exception of the 5th EMB Forum, which took place in 2015 so as to better influence discussions in the lead up to and at COP 21.
The 6th EMB Forum will take place on Thursday 6 December 2017 in Brussels, Belgium, and will cover the topic of International Ocean Governance. Further details will be made available shortly.
The 2017 Bioeconomy Investment Summit is a follow up of the Bioeconomy Investment Summit organised by the EU in 2015, and builds on the results of the Lodz Bioeconomy Congress and the Bratislava Bioeconomy Conference in 2016. The Summit discusses the potential the bioeconomy has to offer in building a sustainable future, and how to mobilize investments to unlock that potential. Key topics include:
- Regulatory policy environment to transition towards a circular bioeconomy
- Bioeconomy products and services value chains, including sustainability issues
- Private and public financing opportunities for the bioeconomy
- Identifications of barriers and obstacles for investments in the bioeconomy
- International bioeconomy markets -Europe’s bioeconomy strategy development
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.
This final COLUMBUS annual event will provide an opportunity to discover and celebrate the COLUMBUS Knowledge Transfer methodology and its activities.
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.
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.
'Linking knowledge to build integrated paradigms and face global change challenges'
The ISBS 2018 will be held from 25 to 29 May 2018. It will be hosted by the Institute for Marine Biology Biotechnology and Aquaculture, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research.
The Institute of Biometeorology - National Research Council of Italy is organizing, in collaboration with other CNR Institutes and University Departments, the Seventh International Symposium: "Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas: problems and measurement techniques" (Livorno, Italy, June 2018).
The Symposium, which is aimed at Mediterranean researchers every two years, addresses issues related to Mediterranean coastal areas and searches for technical and instrumental solutions to problems related to: energy production in the coastal area, morphology and evolution of coastlines, flora and fauna of the littoral system, management and integrated coastal protection, coastline geography, human influence on
The Symposium is divided into the following sessions:
- Flora and Fauna of the littoral system: dynamics and protection
- Morphology and evolution of coastlines and seabeds
- Coastal landscapes: past and present aspects of human influence
- Measures for environment and energy production in the coastal zones
- Coastline geography: territorial dynamics and integrated protection
Washington DC, U.S.A.
The 4th International Symposium will bring together experts from around the world to better understand climate impacts on ocean ecosystems – and how to respond. The Symposium will:
- Highlight the latest information on how oceans are changing, what is at risk and how to respond;
- Identify key knowledge gaps;
- Promote collaborations; and
- Stimulate the next generation of science and actions
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.
Baltic Earth strives to achieve an improved Earth System understanding of the Baltic Sea region as the basis for science-based management in the face of climatic, environmental and human impact in the region. Baltic Earth brings together a broad international research community around core scientific issues identified as fundamental to informing societal efforts to achieve sustainability in the region. Baltic Earth targets the atmosphere, land and marine environment of the Baltic Sea, its drainage basin and nearby areas with relevance for the Baltic Sea region.
The conference will cover all themes and topics of Baltic Earth, in particular highlighting the Baltic Earth Grand Challenges as defined by the Baltic Earth Science Plan.The grand topic of the conference „The Baltic Sea region in transition“ refers to transition processes in the Baltic Sea and its catchment basin, as well as in the regional climatic and socio-economic system. In addition to this, we invite contributions which are related to processes in the transition area between the Baltic the North Sea regions, e.g. oceanographic in- and outflow events and associated consequences for Baltic Sea biogeochemistry, ecology and human uses, specific conditions of the Belts and Sounds area including human pressures like eutrophication and shipping, regional sea level rise as well as similarities and differences in the BACC and NOSCCA climate change assessments.
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.
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.
Submit a theme session proposal for next year’s Annual Science Conference (ASC), taking place in the German city of Hamburg. Theme session proposals for the 2018 edition of ICES flagship event, taking place 24-27 September in Hamburg, are now being accepted. Those submitting proposals are encouraged to demonstrate that their objectives address the science priorities of ICES as addressed in the Strategic Plan – and/or the emerging science priorities identified by SCICOM at its 2017 meeting. Applicants are also advised to link their proposals to the topics which are the focus of the steering groups, strategic initiatives, and/or advice.
Applicants are particularly encouraged to propose new formats for their sessions. Options for finding new ways of sharing your science and innovation could include panel discussions, brief introductory slots or keynotes (securing funds is up to conveners), or stakeholder participation.
Submissions can be made using the online form (login information below) and should be completed by the Friday 1 September 2017 deadline. A theme session example is available to help structure your proposal. Unsuccessful proposals from 2016 will not be considered unless they are resubmitted using the online proposal form.