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Offshore energy was until recently synonymous with oil and gas. European technology continues to drive innovation in this sector and this enables exploration and exploitation under ever more hostile conditions. However other forms of energy, wind especially but also tide and wave, are beginning to promise feasible solutions that can enable Europe to meet its renewable energy goals.

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Investment in ports for offshore wind

collected by WindEurope. This brings the total amount of investments needed in ports to €6.5 billion by 2030.

Last update: 15/11/20

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

Romania’s first national workshop on the blue economy

Over fifty stakeholders met in Bucharest on 6 July to discuss Romania’s blue economy – present and future. Mrs. Melania Ciot, Secretary of State for European Affairs, Ms. Maria Magdalena Grigore, Secretary of State for Transport and Ms. Maria-Manuela Catrina, Secretary of State for Communication and Information Society and several European Commission representatives attended the meeting.

Last update: 30/07/18

Meeting Summary: 4th Experts' meeting towards SRIA for the Black Sea, 27.3.2018, Istanbul/ Next meeting >> 30 May 2018

Dear all, Thank you for participating at the 4th meeting for developing a Blue Growth Initiative for Research and Innovation in the Black Sea, held in Istanbul on 27 March 2018. We are particularly grateful to BSEC, and the Secretary-General Amb. Christides, for hosting us in the BSEC Headquarters and for the tasty dinner at the Bosporus!

Last update: 23/04/18

3rd Expert Meeting for Developing a Blue Growth Initiative for Research and Innovation in the Black Sea

Summary, participants' list, relevant documents and presentations given

Last update: 27/07/18

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: 23/08/18

University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) Marine Renewable Energy Research Day at the European Parliament in Brussels on 30 November 2016.

The University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) are holding a Marine Renewable Energy Research Day at the European Parliament in Brussels on 30 November 2016.

Last update: 06/11/16

The Secretariat is pleased to publish the Ocean Energy Forum Strategic Roadmap

The Secretariat is pleased to publish the Ocean Energy Forum Strategic Roadmap which was formally delivered to the European Commission on 08 November 2016. Publication of the Roadmap culminates the end of over two-years’ work by Ocean Energy Forum stakeholders.

Last update: 06/02/18

Ocean Energy Forum Meeting of the Steering Committees – Report, Paris 22 June 2016

Ocean Energy Forum Steering Committees meet

Last update: 01/02/18

Commission guidance document on streamlining environmental assessments conducted under Article 2(3) of EIA Directive

The guidance focuses on certain steps of the EIA procedure and identifies ways of streamlining different environmental assessments in the context of joint and/or coordinated procedures (See Chapter 4). http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:C:2016:273:TOC  

Last update: 08/08/16

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