Maritime forum

The EU's blue economy employs over 5 million people

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Study: Unlocking blue growth opportunities in the EU's most remote regions

The EU´s 9 outermost regions have unique features and assets for their maritime economy. A recent study financed by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) has identified concrete opportunities to improve the competitiveness of the blue economies of Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Réunion, Mayotte, Saint-Martin, Madeira, the Azores and Canary Islands.

Last update: 17/10/17

Shipping density maps from AIS signals

With growing demands for sea-space, the planning of new activities requires knowledge of what is already happening. EMODnet already provides many data on human activities but, so far, shipping has not been included. The increasing use and availability of information from ships' AIS anti-collision systems offers a route to provide this information. The aim of this meeting is to see how this can be done.

Start date: 07/09/2017 (All day)
Last update: 15/09/17

Maritime Spatial Planning for Blue Growth - How to plan for a sustainable Blue Economy

conference 11-12 November 2017

Start date: 11/10/2017 (All day)
Last update: 05/10/17

MSP Conference - Addressing Land-Sea Interactions

The two-day MSP Conference – Addressing Land-Sea Interactions took place in St. Julian’s, Malta on 15 and 16 June 2017 and attracted more than 70 participants. National experts and MSP practitioners exchanged experiences and knowledge during three interactive sessions focusing on key LSI issues in specific countries / contexts, strengths and weaknesses of sub-national approaches to LSI and the LSI issues faced by participants. A total of 13 presentations were given during the panel sessions ‘Introduction to LSI’, ‘Sub-national approaches to LSI’, ‘National and sea-basin approaches to LSI’ and ‘Sectoral approaches to LSI and specific tools’. The presentations can now be downloaded , and the photos taken during the course of the two days are now available . You are also invited to take a look at the conference programme (including the speakers’ bio), the participants list and the conference briefing paper. A conference summary report will follow shortly, including the reports of the interactive sessions.

Start date: 15/06/2017 (All day)
Last update: 07/07/17

Bio-economy 2016 report

produced by JRC

Last update: 19/06/17

Study on Access-to-Finance - Conditions for Investments in Bio-Based Industries and the Blue Economy

13 out of 16 BE (81%) project promoters in blue economy encountered lack of interest from private investors

Last update: 27/06/17

Call for tender Monitoring small-scale fisheries

to examine approaches developed for electronic monitoring of small scale fisheries and propose good practice in this area.

Last update: 08/05/17

Potential areas of cooperation EU China on observation and data

an initial event identified 9 potential areas of collaboration

Start date: 03/03/2017 (All day)
Last update: 03/05/17

Call for tenders to set up 'Facility for blue growth in the Black Sea' (winner announced)

New call for tenders for a project in the Black Sea awarded by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) on 10.10.2017!

Last update: 17/10/17

EFARO Seminar: “Smart data collection for the future monitoring of the sea”

large section of invitees from industry, maritime sectors, policy makers, resource managers, marine organisations, NGOs and public

Start date: 17/05/2017 (All day)
Last update: 18/04/17

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