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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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Youth4Ocean Forum members meet French school pupils

On Wednesday 2nd February 2022, four members of the Youth4Ocean Forum met with middle school and high school pupils of the city of Calais, in the North of France, and discussed solutions to preserve marine biodiversity, tackle ocean pollution and the effects of climate change.

Last update: 15/03/22

Cluster story: Sustainable Tourism and Cultural Heritage

With an annual revenue of nearly €231 billion and more than 2.8 million people, coastal tourism is the largest blue economy sector. In addition to being an engine for economic growth, coastal tourism has the potential to promote a smart, sustainable and inclusive Europe

Last update: 15/03/22

Workshop on Blue Skills

The aim of this workshop was to identify and facilitate opportunities for synergy and cooperation between the 18 EMFF blue skills’ funded projects and projects funded under other funding mechanisms.

Start date: 22/03/2022 - 09:45
Last update: 14/03/22

Map of the Week – Marine Natura 2000 sites Map of the Week – Marine Natura 2000 sites

The Map of the Week shows the network of marine Natura 2000 sites across Europe. Natura 2000 is based on the 1979 Birds Directive and the 1992 Habitats Directive which have designated Special Protection Areas (SPAs) and areas of Special Conservation Interest (or Sites of Community Importance; SCIs) to ensure the long-term survival of Europe's most valuable and threatened species and habitats.

Last update: 11/03/22

Youth4Ocean Forum Directory of online ressources

There’s plenty of existing resources online to help you to develop your projects. Data, reports, free to use pictures… Discover this selection to help you to start your project on solid basis.

Last update: 15/03/22

The 2022 edition of the Summer School organized by OGS will focus on the Copernicus Marine Services as a supporting tool to foster Sustainable Blue Economy

The Summer School focuses on the topics of the Sustainable Blue Economy, bringing together participants from Euro-Mediterranean Countries and Central European Initiative member States. It targets researchers and young experts who want to expand their knowledge of data acquisition and models development to support decision making on the Ocean. Applications are open until 18th March, 2022!

Start date: 02/07/2022 - 09:00
Last update: 09/03/22

The Map of the Week shows global mean sea level regional trend over the period 1993-2019. Average global sea level has risen by more than 8 cm since the early 1990’s and it continues to rise at a rate of 3.3 mm each year. Sea levels do not rise homogeneously. Map of the Week – Sea Level Rise

The Map of the Week shows global mean sea level regional trend over the period 1993-2019.

Last update: 04/03/22

Let’s listen to the Arctic: join the Arctic Ocean Literacy event on 5th and 8th of April

The EU4Ocean Coalition is preparing the “Let’s listen to the Arctic Ocean” event series, supported by the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission.

Start date: 05/04/2022 - 10:00
Last update: 02/03/22

Events & Activities of the EU4Ocean Platform

Keep up to date with the events and activities of the EU4Ocean Platform - an active group of organisations, initiatives and people.

Last update: 01/03/22

The Map of the Week shows the 24 European Atlas of the Seas Ambassadors. Map of the Week – European Atlas of the Seas Ambassadors

The Map of the Week shows the 24 European Atlas of the Seas Ambassadors. For each language, the Atlas has an ambassador who explained, during a communication campaign which ran from September 2020 to September 2021, why the ocean is important and why we should all care for the ocean and seas.

Last update: 25/02/22

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