Maritime Forum

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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.

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3rd European Atlas of the Seas Steering Committee meeting - Agenda

The European Atlas of the Seas Steering Committee meets twice a year to review progress and set the priorities for future developments.

Last update: 15/02/19

Map of the week – Marine spatial planning projects

Interested in Marine Spatial Planning (MSP)? In the context of the MSPGlobal Opening Conference, an initiative launched by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO & the European Commission DG MARE, our Map of the week shows the location of some MSP projects in Europe. Click on each project to learn more about their activities & results.

Last update: 15/02/19

Towards a Common Maritime Agenda for the Black Sea, Regional Stakeholder Seminar on Blue Economy, 19 March 2019, Istanbul, Turkey

The benefit of regional maritime cooperation and innovation in marine research will again be at the heart of the discussions and how this can be translated into practical advantages for the countries and the coastal communities in the Black Sea. A series of national round tables in various Black Sea coastal countries held in 2018 gathered already the first ideas at national level. On this basis and with the contribution of the stakeholders of the region we will try to refine the objectives and the concrete actions needed to support the blue economy in the region and shape the Common Maritime Agenda.

Last update: 12/02/19

Minutes of the 2nd European Atlas of the Seas Steering Committee (SC) Meeting

Date and Time: From 10:00 to 12:00 on Wednesday 26 September 2018 Location: DG MARE, Brussels, Belgium  Meeting Chair: Jan-Bart Calewaert (EMODnet Secretariat)

Last update: 12/02/19

2nd European Atlas of the Seas Steering Committee Meeting - Agenda

The European Atlas of the Seas Steering Committee meets twice a year to review progress and set the priorities for future developments.

Last update: 11/02/19

The BBF Stakeholder Event Report is available!

The event report includes information on participants, discussions and results of the working groups.

Last update: 11/02/19

Minutes of the 10th EMODnet Steering Committee (SC) Meeting

Date and Time: From 14:00 on Monday 19 November until 17:00 on Tuesday 20 November 2018 Location: DG Agri, Brussels, Belgium Meeting Chair: Jan-Bart Calewaert (EMODnet Secretariat)

Last update: 11/02/19

Map of the week – Quotas by country and illegal fishing

Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing practices represent approximately 19% of the reported value of catches worldwide. In addition to being damaging for the marine environment, these practices present a threat to sustainable fishing and an unfair competition to legitimate fishing operators. Our “Map of the week” presents the catch limits (expressed in tonnes) that are set for most commercial fish stocks.

Last update: 11/02/19

Colloquium on the Challenges of Unexploded Munitions in the Sea, 20 February 2019, Brussels

To discuss the unexploded munitions and other military ordonnance dumped on the seabed, which continues to be a source of concern all around the world.

Last update: 07/02/19

Map of the week - Underwater gliders and drifting buoys

Ocean observation and monitoring are crucial for our society. The marine data collected through oceanographic instruments and other data collection activities help us, among other things, to improve our understanding of the state of the seas and its role in climate mitigation. Our “Map of the week” highlights the use of two types of oceanographic instruments that automatically collect ocean data and monitor the seas.

Last update: 01/02/19

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