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Message on Mediterranean Coast Day (25 September)

The public has an important role to play. Thanks to the rise of mobile broadband, today’s “Mediterraneans” are better informed and more organized than any other generation. Simple purchasing decisions taken at the supermarket and online clicks matter greatly. Businesses spend vast amounts to understand their customers’ preferences in order to tailor products and services accordingly. Observation shows that sustainable options will rise on the market if there is demand for it.

Last update: 28/09/20

Citizens - a useful and benefic help for research work

ANEMONE workshops offered the occasion for scientists and non-scientist to interact, share knowledge, and collaborate.

Last update: 09/09/20

EU4Ocean – Together for seas and oceans. The advice of a European youngster.

She is Bela and she’s presenting the EU4Ocean initiative. An ambitious project that helps us all to understand how we can fight for seas and oceans.

Last update: 09/09/20

Ocean Literacy resources from the H2020 ATLAS project

Atlantic Adventures with ATLAS is a portfolio of free learning resources designed to engage children and adults with the deep sea.

Last update: 18/08/20

Joining forces at the first “EU4Ocean workshop – Designing Ocean Literacy action in Europe

On 24 – 25 September 2020, the first EU4Ocean workshop– Designing Ocean Literacy action in Europe was organised by the EU4Ocean Coalition – a new initiative on ocean literacy of the European Commission.

Start date: 24/09/2020 (All day)
Last update: 10/07/20

Common Maritime Agenda for the Black Sea: an added value strategy for the sustainable recovery of the region

On June 16, 2020, the 2nd meeting of the Steering Group of the Common Maritime Agenda for the Black Sea took place on line. The discussions focused on the socio-economic challenges exacerbated by the pandemic and the perspectives for a resilient recovery process in the region.

Start date: 30/06/2020 (All day)
Last update: 30/06/20

Webinar - how is our health linked to Oceans?

This free webinar is exploring the field of Oceans and Human Health, with experts from across Europe providing background on why this exciting discipline is important for all of us.

Start date: 08/06/2020 - 14:00
Last update: 03/06/20

Ports as intelligent cities - apply now

ICC will unite EU cities in seizing the opportunity for green smart sustainable growth, improving the quality of life and fostering new opportunities for citizens. 100 cities will receive world-class support - in person, online, and as a community. The call for Expressions of Interest is now open.

Last update: 04/03/20

Workshop on circular design of fishing gear

Circa 11.000 tons of end of life fishing gear end up into European seas yearly. Single-use Plastics Directive, adopted 5 June 2019, among other things provides a requirement for the European Commission to request European Standardization Organization (ESO) to develop a standard for the circular design of the fishing gear. Indeed, 80% of negative environmental impact of products at the end of life could be reduced at the product design stage. To date design and development of fishing gear has not incorporated environmental considerations (ecodesign) including circularity. A European standard will provide guidelines on how to voluntarily improve this.

Start date: 19/02/2020 (All day)
Last update: 27/02/20

Workshop on the implementation of EU legislation related to waste fishing gear and passively fished waste in ports

In the first half of 2019, the European Parliament and Council adopted two flagship Directives – one on Port Reception Facilities (PRF) and one on Single-Use Plastics (SUP), with the goal to reduce plastic pollution of the oceans and to improve waste delivery and management in ports. The Commission actively supports the implementation of these Directives with a strong link the developments under the EU Green Deal and the circular economy package.  

Last update: 25/02/20

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