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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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A journey from artisanal fishing to international trade

In Senegal, the coast between Dakar and The Gambia has developed into a hotspot for octopus fishing. Since the 1980s, this traditional fishery on the “Little Coast” has supplied the Japanese and South Korean markets. In 2006, this activity stepped up a gear with the submersion of artificial reefs.

Last update: 20/12/21

Cluster Stories: Renewable Energy

Decarbonising our energy system calls for reducing our dependency on fossil fuels, increasing our energy efficiency and developing a power sector based largely on renewable resources. Oceans covers approximately 70.8% of the Earth’s surface harbours largely untapped sources of clean energy that can be exploited by a number of different technologies.

Last update: 17/12/21

Map of the Week – Seabed substrates

The Map of the Week shows the seabed substrates of the European marine region.

Last update: 17/12/21

EU4Ocean Platform community meeting: Achievements, Added Value and Next steps

On 2 December 2021, EU4Ocean Platform members gathered online to take stock of the Platform achievements in 2021, exchange ideas of new connections and collaborations and look forward to the EU4Ocean Summit planned in the spring 2022.

Last update: 15/12/21

Algae, shellfish and nutrients

Non-fed aquaculture can produce protein with a very low carbon footprint. It can also absorb the nutrients that lead to eutrophicatuion in our seas. Can an expansion of aquaculture reduce eutrophication? Are there enough nutrients? What is impact on fishing? This project will find out.

Start date: 14/12/2021 (All day)
Last update: 14/12/21

Dr Victoria Qutuuq Buschman: Arctic indigenous knowledge for Arctic conservation

Exploring the relationship between the Inuit community and the Arctic Ocean.

Last update: 15/12/21

Map of the Week – The EU4Ocean Coalition and Ocean Literacy

The Map of the Week shows the members of the EU4Ocean Coalition including Platform members, Young Ocean Advocates and European Blue Schools. The EU4Ocean Coalition brings together diverse organisations, projects, schools and people who contribute to ocean literacy and the sustainable management of the ocean in Europe and beyond.

Last update: 10/12/21

Investment in digital technologies for the blue economy

summary of workshop on ocean protection and monitoring technologies and services 20 October 2021

Start date: 20/10/2021 (All day)
Last update: 09/12/21

Map of the Week – Marine Protected Areas

The Map of the Week shows the ratio of Marine Protected Area to terrestrial area for each European country.

Last update: 03/12/21

Map of the Week – Seafloor litter – Plastic bags density

The Map of the Week shows the density of plastic bags at the seafloor expressed as the number of bags collected by fish-trawl surveys over the period of one year. Note that the absence of collected data in some areas does not mean they are free from plastic bags.

Last update: 26/11/21

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