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.

Launching event: Workshop on integrated maritime policy and maritime spatial planning in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea

The dedicated workshop will be held under the working title "Workshop on integrated maritime policy and marine spatial planning in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea". The European Commission's contribution will encompass the co-organisation of the Launching event of the 7-day workshop, meant to take place on 20 September 2016 in Dalyan (Turkey). While the European Commission will co-organise the Launching event, MEDCOAST Foundation will be in charge of the 7-day workshop that follows.

Event date: 20/09/2016 (All day)
Last update: 17/08/16

Ocean Energy Forum Meeting of the Steering Committees – Report, Paris 22 June 2016

Ocean Energy Forum Steering Committees meeting report -

Last update: 08/08/16

Commission guidance document on streamlining environmental assessments conducted under Article 2(3) of EIA Directive

The guidance focuses on certain steps of the EIA procedure and identifies ways of streamlining different environmental assessments in the context of joint and/or coordinated procedures (See Chapter 4).

Last update: 08/08/16

EMODnet - final reports phase 2

Summer 2016 marks the end of phase 2 of EMODnet. Complete mapping of European seabed is now available together with more and more data on the physics, chemistry and biology of the water column and human activity acting upon the sea and marine life. Phase 3 will follow,

Last update: 23/08/16

FORESEA programme call


Last update: 04/08/16

EMODnet Secretariat progress update – July 2016

Secretariat progress updates provide a summary overview of the main highlights, most recent advances and remaining challenges faced by all EMODnet partners in their efforts to develop EMODnet. This update is largely based on the bi-monthly reports of the thematic and regional lots covering May-June, supplemented with additional information from the Secretariat.

Last update: 02/08/16

legal aspects of marine environmental data

(1) Collection of information on access rights and restrictions on marine data (2) Analysis of general legal issues regarding access to data (3) Analysis of regulatory data provided to the Commission under the Common Fisheries Policy

Last update: 19/07/16

marine data infrastructure study

(a) an analysis of present marine data collection infrastructure; (b) an assessment of how much time and money is spent by various public and private data user organisation on different types of marine data; (c) an evaluation of the benefit of reducing uncertainty and (d) an analysis of the legal instruments that the EU could deploy for the establishment of EMODNET

Last update: 16/07/16

EU Commission DG Research & Innovation first Blue Economy Business and Science Forum – Hamburg Summit 12th & 13th September, 2016

Join us for the first Blue Economy Business and Science Forum – Hamburg Summit on the 12th

Last update: 30/07/16

Workshop - an end-to-end integrated and sustained European Ocean Observing System (EOOS)

On 8 September 2016, a draft roadmap for a European ocean observing system will be presented at a dedicated event at the European Parliament hosted by MEP Ricardo Serrão Santos.

Event date: 08/09/2016 (All day)
Last update: 07/08/16

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