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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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Workshop on Investment Readiness and New Business Models

The workshop will present success stories, information and options for project coordinators to consider with the objective of becoming “investor ready” as well as of establishing synergies and stimulate potential cooperation in the blue economy.

Start date: 08/03/2023 - 14:00
Last update: 31/01/23

This map shows the number of students in higher education in cities. Map of the Week – Education - cities and greater cities

This map shows the number of students in higher education in cities.

Last update: 27/01/23

Implementing EU legislation on marine litter

The Single Use Plastics Directive and Port Reception Facilities Directive of 2019 made producers and importers responsible for transport and disposal of end-of-life fishing gear and removed financial penalties for bringing waste to shore, including litter picked up in fishing nets. They also introduced new reporting obligations. The aim of the conference was to allow stakeholders to share experience and ideas.

Last update: 27/01/23

One Ocean, One EMODnet: The European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) launches its fully unified marine data service with major functionality upgrades

EMODnet has reached a new stage as it launches its fully centralised marine data service, integrating all of its thematic services into one single portal. 

Last update: 26/01/23

"I was born in Asturias, a region on the shore of the Cantabrian Coast in the north of Spain. That is why my life has always been somehow related to the sea and its plentiful beauties" - Clara Becares, Functional analyst, Bilbomática European Atlas of the Seas short interview – Clara Becares

This short interview is part of a series of monthly publications that will allow you to discover the work and activities of experts involved in the development of the European Atlas of the Seas as well as people from across Europe who use the Atlas and have a keen interest in the ocean, seas and coastal areas. Stay tuned and find out who they are, what they do and why they have a special connection to the ocean! This month, we meet Clara Becares who works as a Functional analyst for Bilbomática in Spain.

Last update: 26/01/23

The Map of the Week shows the macroalgae and microalgae producing facilities by production methods. For macroalgae, this includes harvest and aquaculture. For microalgae, this includes photobioreactors, open ponds, fermenters, photobioreactors and open ponds, photobioreactors and fermenters. Map of the Week – Algae production facilities

This map shows macroalgae and microalgae producing facilities across Europe.

Last update: 20/01/23

First-ever annual forum of the EU Mission “Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030”

We would like to invite you to attend the first-ever annual forum of the EU Mission “Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030” that will be held on 17 February 2023 in Brussels.

Start date: 17/02/2023 (All day)
Last update: 19/01/23

Mean underwater depth Map of the Week – Mean underwater depth

This map shows the bathymetry, the average depth of the water column, in the European region with a resolution of 1/16 - arc minute (~ 115 meter), as well as the topography of the land or terrestrial areas.

Last update: 13/01/23

Hack4Oceans II Challenge - New sustainable foods and resources

How might we integrate a holistic approach of environmental and socioeconomic impacts of food, aiming at changing consumers’ eating behaviour (eat local seafood, eat bivalves and algae)? How create incentives and accelerate a fair transition of fishers and seafood producers, to achieve lower impact and lower scale of seafood production? ...

Last update: 13/01/23

Hack4Oceans II Challenge - Coastal ecosystems

How might we communicate the impact of human activities on coastal ecosystems, increase ocean literacy/awareness for the general public, to create public support for ecosystem conservation? How might we attribute values (monetary and others) to coastal ecosystem activities and services, helping evaluate externalities, to reduce human-induced pressures on coastal ecosystems by stakeholders and the general public? ...

Last update: 13/01/23

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