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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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Web-based public consultation on a ‘Policy framework on biobased, biodegradable and compostable plastics’

The consultation, organized by the Directorate-General for Environment, will provide insight for preparing a new policy framework applying to biobased, biodegradable and compostable plastics. The aim of the new framework - a key deliverable announced in the European Green Deal and the Circular Economy Action Plan, is to address emerging sustainability challenges related to the use of the biobased, biodegradable and compostable plastics and to clarify their role in delivering on Commission’s commitments on a carbon neutral and circular economy.

Start date: 07/02/2022 - 12:30
Last update: 07/02/22

Map of the Week – Integrated Coastal Zone Management Map of the Week – Integrated Coastal Zone Management

The Map of the Week presents information on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) projects across Europe. ICZM is a process for the management of the coast using an integrated approach, regarding all aspects of the coastal zone, including geographical and political boundaries. This allows for an assessment and adaptation to the risks and impacts of climate change and helps to promote sustainable solutions to coastal management practices.

Last update: 04/02/22

Youth4Ocean Forum at the One Ocean Summit

Discover the programme of the members of the Youth4Ocean Forum on the occasion of the One Ocean Summit.

Last update: 07/02/22

How accurate are maps of vessel density derived from AIS signals picked up by satellites?

very interesting preliminary results

Last update: 01/02/22

Let’s make Europe Blue: the EU4Ocean for Ocean Literacy Summit rewards outstanding actions for the Ocean

After more than 2 years, the EU4Ocean Ocean Literacy Summit is rewarding outstanding actions for the Ocean!

Start date: 19/05/2022 (All day)
Last update: 01/02/22

EMODnet Secretariat progress update – 4th quarter 2021

This report provides an update of EMODnet progress accumulated over the fourth quarter of 2021, and is based on the quarterly progress reports of the different EMODnet projects currently running (i.e. seven thematic lots, and one Data Ingestion Portal) supplemented with updates from the EMODnet Secretariat. The summary below constitutes the twentieth update since the start of the EMODnet Development Phase III (2017-2021) and refers to all activities developed within EMODnet for the period October-November-December 2021.

Last update: 31/01/22

Map of the Week – Schools, Youth and the Ocean Map of the Week – Schools, Youth and the Ocean

The Map of the Week shows members of the Network of European Blue Schools and Young Ocean Advocates who are all members of the EU4Ocean Coalition dedicated to Ocean Literacy.

Last update: 28/01/22

The European Commission is looking for top experts to advise on the 5 EU Missions

The experts will join the Mission Board to advise on the implementation of the EU Missions: Restore our Ocean and Waters - Adaptation to Climate Change - Cancer - Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities - A Soil Deal for Europe

Last update: 28/01/22

DG MARE and the IOC UNESCO: working together for Ocean Literacy.

The Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO (IOC UNESCO) are joining forces for Ocean Literacy. Together, they will boost the EU-wide ocean literacy initiative that DG MARE has set up, the EU4Ocean coalition.

Start date: 31/01/2022 (All day)
Last update: 31/01/22

Call for Young Ocean Advocates – Along the Danube, towards the Black Sea

The Youth4Ocean Forum is calling young people to submit their projects for protection or restauration of aquatic resources in the Danube region.

Last update: 26/01/22

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