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The Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP) of the European Union (EU) is a holistic approach to all sea-related EU policies. It is based on the idea that the Union can draw higher returns from its maritime space with less impact on the environment by coordinating its wide range of interlinked activities related to oceans, seas and coasts. Hence, the IMP aims at strengthening the blue economy, encompassing all sea-based economic activities.

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Map of the Week – Education - Cities and greater cities

The Map of the Week shows the number of students in higher education in the cities in Europe.

Last update: 11/02/22

I live by the Sea International Youth Photo and Film Contest 2022

Submissions to the 6th edition of the “I live by the Sea Contest” for young people up to the age of 21 are open. Submit your photos or short films along with a short text by 31 March 2022!

Last update: 11/02/22

Cluster story: Fishing and aquaculture

Fishing and aquaculture are a major source of food, as well as important activities for local communities. The EMFF has funded cutting-edge projects focusing on research and innovation as the keys to securing a stable supply of seafood and preserving the marine ecosystem.

Last update: 08/02/22

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

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