Maritime forum
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Blue economy, a key for sustainable development, jobs creation and investments in Mediterranean

The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Regional Stakeholder Conference on Blue Economy, an international event devoted to job creation and investment potential of blue economy in the Mediterranean basin (Naples, on November 29 & 30, 2017) gathered about 500 participants from 30 countries across the Euro-Mediterranean region, including governments’ representatives, regional and local authorities, international organisations and development agencies, 150 private sector representatives, universities, and civil society organisations dealing with marine and maritime issues.

Last update: 12/12/17

Western Mediterranean countries strengthen co-operation to promote Blue Economy in the region

The Ministers of Western Mediterranean countries gathered in Naples (Italy), on 30 November 2017, in an Informal Ministerial Meeting endorsed and launched the Initiative for the sustainable development of the blue economy in the Western Mediterranean – a goal-oriented series of joint actions to make the common sea space safer, cleaner and more productive.

Last update: 08/12/17

European Ocean Observing System (EOOS) Conference, 21-23 November 2018, Brussels

The EOOS Conference will bring together the full breadth of ocean observing stakeholder communities from the scientific community, public authorities to industry and citizens to (i) present the wide variety of European efforts from existing observing/monitoring activities to gap analyses, identification of requirements, stress testing the system and assessing cost-benefits; (ii) align data acquisition activities with data processing, management, and sharing infrastructures and initiatives; and to (iii) discuss and strengthen the development of a coordinating ‘cycle’ for evolving EOOS.

Start date: 21/11/2018 - 01:00
Last update: 05/12/17

Minutes of the 8th EMODnet Steering Committee (SC) Meeting

Date: from 14:00 on Wednesday 13th September until 15:30 on Friday 15th 2017 Location: Sala conferenze dello Spazio Europa. Via Quattro Novembre, 149, 00187 Roma Meeting Chairs: Iain Shepherd (DG MARE) Jan-Bart Calewaert (EMODnet Secretariat / Seascape)

Last update: 02/12/17

EMODnet and Copernicus Marine Service: Towards a reinforced partnership

agenda and actions

Start date: 18/11/2017 (All day)
Last update: 27/11/17

EMODnet and Copernicus Marine Service: Towards a reinforced partnership

Both initiatives have the same operational objective - providing free and open access ro quality-checked data on the marine environment. The aim was to benefit users by consolidating the partnership

Start date: 18/09/2017 (All day)
Last update: 27/11/17

Study on costs, benefits and nature of an extended European Ocean Observing System

revised draft - comments invited before 30 November, 2017

Last update: 24/11/17

A report on the potential for EU Blue Finance

executive summary - the actual report prepared for DG Mare by Torsten Thiele, Consultant, includes confidential analysis of individual project proposals and cannot be distributed,

Last update: 20/11/17

EMODnet PHASE II - Final progress report 09/2016-09/2017

The European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet), funded by the european Maritime & Fisheries Fund (EMFF) has reached the end of development Phase II (2013-2017). There is now a central portal providing access to data portals covering bathymetry, geology, physics, chemistry, biology, habitats and human activities in European seas.

Last update: 05/12/17

EMODnet Secretariat progress update – October 2017

This is the third Secretariat progress update since the start of EMODnet PHASE III (2017-2020). It covers activities from projects in the period July, August and September 2017 supplemented with information from the Secretariat and related initiatives.

Last update: 28/11/17

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