Maritime Forum

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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.

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

Hack4Oceans participants Hack4Oceans Outcome

The two-day hackathon on ocean’s sustainability was held in Brussels, at Area 42 on 20 and 21 of October 2021.

Last update: 02/02/22

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

Hack4Oceans Challenge: Coastal Ecosystems

How might we better protect European coastal ecosystems from urban development, biodiversity loss, and erosion?

Last update: 02/02/22

Hack4Oceans Challenge: Ocean and Climate Change

How might we boost offshore clean energy production and manage the impact of sea level rise?

Last update: 02/02/22

Hack4Oceans Challenge: Food from the Ocean

How might we develop and diversify sustainable aquaculture and produce alternative foods from the ocean?

Last update: 02/02/22


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