Maritime Forum

Maritime Forum Themes



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.

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

Hack4Oceans II Challenge - Ocean and climate change

How might we support the maritime industry’s transition towards lower climate impact of marine activities (marine transport /tourism/ aquaculture / fisheries etc.) to preserve ocean ecosystems? How might we develop and implement tools that actively help people reduce or mitigate their personal or professional maritime impact on climate change? ...

Last update: 13/01/23

Hack4Oceans II Challenge - Marine Litter

How might we accelerate the usage of litter removal technologies by ports, local water authorities and coastal communities? How might we increase citizens’ access to and involvement in marine litter data collection by providing them with better and easier-to-use tools and methods? ...

Last update: 13/01/23

Hack4Oceans II Hack4Oceans II

A Youth Innovation Event, open primarily to undergraduate students from across Europe who are studying disciplines relevant to the blue economy

Last update: 13/01/23

Coralligenous Habitats Map of the Week - Coralligenous Habitats

This map shows modelled spatial distributions of coralligenous outcrops and mäerl beds across the Mediterranean Sea. These bioconstructions are typical Mediterranean underwater seascapes, comprising coralline algal frameworks that grow in dim light conditions.

Last update: 16/12/22

8th EC Marine Knowledge Expert Group (MKEG) Meeting Minutes

In this article, you can find the minutes of the 8th Marine Knowledge Expert Group (MKEG) Meeting (Autumn 2022).

Last update: 16/12/22

17th EMODnet (Autumn 2022) Steering Committee Meeting - Meeting Minutes & Presentations

This article summarises the main discussions of the 17th EMODnet Steering Committee Meeting which took place as a hybrid meeting (Brussels, Belgium and remote connection) in November 2022.

Last update: 16/12/22

Live Discussion: Promoting apprenticeships to SMEs

On 14 December, from 14:00 until 15:30 CET, the European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA) will organise a live discussion on how to promote apprenticeships to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Last update: 12/12/22

Marine Protected Areas Map of the Week - Marine Protected Areas

This map shows the ratio of Marine Protected Area (MPA) and terrestrial area for each European country. Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) have been set up across the ocean to protect vulnerable species and ecosystems, to conserve biodiversity and minimise extinction risk, to re-establish ecosystem integrity, to segregate uses to avoid user conflicts, and to enhance the productivity of fish and marine invertebrate populations.

Last update: 09/12/22

Looking forward to receiving your feedback! (EMODnet Secretariat, CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) Participate in the current survey

Your opinion counts for us! We are looking for motivated teachers to test the My Maps function of the European Atlas of the Seas during the pilot phase.

Last update: 06/12/22


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