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  • [POSTPONED] Data Preparation meeting for Black Sea anchovy

    Please note that, in connection with the COVID-19 situation, all scheduled GFCM meetings will be postponed until further notice. For further information, follow the GFCM website http://www.fao.org/gfcm

    • Date: July 06, 2020
    • Place: Tbc - Trabzon
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • GFCM Online Forum – Building fisheries and aquaculture resilience post COVID-19

    In the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the vulnerabilities of the fisheries and aquaculture sector but also its strengths. We are happy to invite you to join the GFCM, together with experts and stakeholders from across the region, for a series of discussions on promoting the sector’s resilience. In particular, the discussions aim to provide insights on the impacts of COVID-19 and identify effective responses that could guide a way forward for the sector, facilitating (...) Read more.

    • Date: July 01, 2020
    • Place: Online - NA
    • Type: Open
  • Training day - Information day for the application of the PPGIS

    Training day - Information day for the application of the geographic information system of public participation (PPGIS) in the Region of Western Greece to deal with coastal erosion issues within the European project «TRITON» Thanks to «Triton», funded by Interreg V-A Greece-Italy, a model of Integrated Coastal Management Zone has been developed among the Regions of Apulia and Western Greece, to establish decision support tools for the protection of coastal areas and the amplification of the impacts of coastal erosion. (...) Read more.

    • Date: July 01, 2020
    • Place: Patras - Patras
    • Type: Open
  • [POSTPONED] Twenty-second session of the SAC, including a side event for the validation of data on the characterization of SSF

    Please note that, in connection with the COVID-19 situation, all scheduled GFCM meetings will be postponed until further notice. For further information, follow the GFCM website http://www.fao.org/gfcm

    • Date: June 30, 2020
    • Place: FAO HQ, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153 - Rome
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • WestMED National Event Tunisia | 30 June |Tunis

    The National Hub Tunisia organises a National Event on the blue economy in Tunisia on June 30. This event aims to support the national process to develop the Blue Economy strategy.Many topics will be covered, such as maritime spatial planning, clean maritime transport, aquaculture, biotechnologies, pescatourism and the World Bank support to the Blue Economy in Tunisia. All stakeholders are invited to participate, whether you are a business entrepreneur, researcher, teacher or policy maker. To register, please contact: Tunisia@westmed-initiative.eu.

    • Date: June 30, 2020
    • Place: Online - NA
    • Type: Open
  • Online webinar MSProadmap - Economic Impacts of Maritime Spatial Planning

    The Online Seminar on the Economic Impacts of Maritime Spatial Planning will be held on 29 June 2020 from 4:30pm to 6:00pm CEST. The webinar aims to present the results of the Study on Economic Impacts of MSP. The study represents one of the actions of DG MARE and IOC-UNESCO “Joint Roadmap accelerate Maritime/Marine Spatial Planning processes worldwide (MSP)”. Please register for the webinar: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2137179432568300555

    • Date: June 29, 2020
    • Place: Online - NA
    • Type: Open
  • European Sustainable Energy Week - Green Deal and Ocean Observation

    The session will be held on 29 June 2020 from 15:00 to 16:30. The aim of this virtual event is to bring together the private bodies from the offshore renewable industry and public authorities to discuss the barriers to a more integrated approach to ocean observation, as well as the ways to overcome these barriers. To participate in the event please register here: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/EUSEW2020

    • Date: June 29, 2020
    • Place: Online - Online
    • Type: Open
  • WestMed Italy Sustainable Tourism

    Within the WestMED Assistance Mechanism for Blue Growth and Blue Economy , the National Hub Italy, with the support of the National Coordinator, organises an online National Event on 25 – 26 June, with morning and afternoon sessions. Sustainable Coastal Tourism will be the core topic of the second session of this event. To register, please contact italy@westmed-initiative.eu.

    • Date: June 26, 2020
    • Place: Online - NA
    • Type: Open
  • Maritime Spatial Planning in Italy and the WestMED Basin

    Within the WestMED Assistance Mechanism for Blue Growth and Blue Economy , the National Hub Italy, with the support of the National Coordinator, organises an online National Event on 25 – 26 June, with morning and afternoon sessions. Maritime Spatial Planning will be the core topic of the first session of this event. To register, please contact italy@westmed-initiative.eu.

    • Date: June 25, 2020
    • Place: Online - NA
    • Type: Open
  • GFCM Online Forum - Building Fisheries and aquaculture resilience post COVID-19

    In the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the vulnerabilities of the fisheries and aquaculture sector but also its strengths. We are happy to invite you to join the GFCM, together with experts and stakeholders from across the region, for a series of discussions on promoting the sector’s resilience. In particular, the discussions aim to provide insights on the impacts of COVID-19 and identify effective responses that could guide a way forward for the sector, facilitating (...) Read more.

    • Date: June 25, 2020
    • Place: Online - NA
    • Type: Open
  • [FR] Webinar: Economie circulaire, pêche et aquaculture

    Venez participer à un moment d’échanges sur le thème de l’économie circulaire au sein de la pêche et l’aquaculture, le mercredi 24 juin de 14h30 à 16h30. Animé par le Pôle Mer Méditerranée, avec le soutien du CPIE Bassin de Thau, ce séminaire aura pour objectif de définir la notion d’économie circulaire appliquée à la pêche et l’aquaculture en se basant sur des initiatives concrètes et bonnes pratiques. Un temps d’échanges est également prévu afin de discuter des possibles applications (...) Read more.

    • Date: June 24, 2020
    • Place: Online - Online
    • Type: Open
  • Regional Online Seminar on Marine Spatial Planning in the West Mediterranean

    Regional Online Seminar on marine spatial planning in the West Mediterranean will be held on 24 June 2020 at 16h-18h (GMT+2 – Paris Time). The seminar will be conducted in French and English. Please register for the event through the following link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2908070124679747596

    • Date: June 24, 2020
    • Place: Online - Online
    • Type: Open
  • EUSEW 2020 side event OEE-IRENA webinar

    The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) brings together policymakers, stakeholders and citizens to achieve climate and energy goals for the EU. In the framework of EUSEW 2020, Ocean Energy Europe (OEE) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will host a joint webinar. The webinar will focus on new international developments, both in technology and support schemes, and examining the future of the global leadership role that Europe currently enjoys in ocean energy technology. OEE's CEO Rémi Gruet and IRENA's (...) Read more.

    • Date: June 19, 2020
    • Place: Online - Online
    • Type: Open
  • Announcement of the HERMES Virtual International Conference on “Adapting to Coastal Zone Challenges and Risks: Innovative Approaches and Solutions for Local and Regional Authorities in the Balkan-Mediterranean area” (Zoom Business, 18-19 June 2020)

    Coastal zones across the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean are facing ever-increasing natural and anthropogenic disturbances, including the occurrence of extreme events in the form of intense and more frequent storms, sea level rise, coastal erosion and over-exploitation of their resources among others. Such challenges raise serious concerns for coastal Local and Regional Authorities, as they are associated to socio-economic impacts, economic losses and ecological damages, especially of valuable coastal habitats and environmental degradation. HERMES aims to develop a unified (...) Read more.

    • Date: June 18, 2020
    • Place: Zoom Business - Eleftheroupolis
    • Type: Open
  • Webinar SEALINES: Results from the Start-up Action (BlueMed)

    SEALINES: Results from the Start-up Action Webinar, June 17th, h 10:50- 12:15 CEST The international scale network represented an innovative way of working in defying methods, common standards and best practices for maintenance, monitoring and re-purposing of the sealines contemplating a circular economy perspective and aiming at implementing a sensible management of the seafloor and its biological resources. The webinar will focus on the Start-up Action main result: the proposal for a feasibility study to test a renewable integrated energy (...) Read more.

    • Date: June 17, 2020
    • Place: Online - Online
    • Type: Open
  • International Cluster-to-Cluster Meeting - C2C

    The event International Cluster-to-Cluster Meeting - C2C is a summit born with the aim of promoting the knowledge of tools for cooperation between clusters, the activation of international partnerships and the development of new projects activated through the action of clusters. C2C 2020 is an official event of Research to Business R2B - International exhibition of industrial research and innovation skills - and is promoted by the Emilia-Romagna Region, organized by ART- ER in collaboration with the Enterprise Europe Network (...) Read more.

    • Date: June 10, 2020
    • Place: Online - Online
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • Webinar: Closing the gap: financing the transition towards an inclusive blue economy

    In celebration of World Oceans Day 2020, this event on Wednesday, 10 June will explore how private and public capital can support the transition to a sustainable and inclusive blue economy. How can these flows be maximised and complementary in meeting the financing gap? What are the advantages and risks? And how might the coronavirus pandemic impact the transition? Date: Wednesday, 10 June 2020 Time: 4-5pm (GMT+1) Where: Online, using Zoom

    • Date: June 10, 2020
    • Place: Online - Online
    • Type: Open
  • [POSTPONED] Intersessional meeting on the strategy post-2020

    Please note that, in connection with the COVID-19 situation, all scheduled GFCM meetings will be postponed until further notice. For further information, follow the GFCM website http://www.fao.org/gfcm

    • Date: June 09, 2020
    • Place: Tbc - Algiers
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • World Oceans Day

    On World Oceans Day, people around our blue planet celebrate and honor our ocean, which connects us all. Get together with your family, friends, community, and millions of others around our blue planet to start creating a better future. By working together, we can -- and will -- protect and restore our shared ocean. Join this growing global celebration on 8 June with continuing engagement year-round

    • Date: June 08, 2020
    • Place: Online - Online
    • Type: Open
  • [POSTPONED] 2020 UN Ocean Conference

    The General Assembly through resolution 73/292 decided to convene the 2020 United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. The overarching theme of the Conference is "Scaling up ocean action based on science and innovation for the implementation of Goal 14: stocktaking, partnerships and solutions". The Governments of Kenya and Portugal will co-host and assume all costs of the Conference to be held (...) Read more.

    • Date: June 02, 2020
    • Place: TBD - Lisbon
    • Type: Open
  • [EN & FR] Webinar UfM & MEDports: Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Ports and Maritime Transport in the Mediterranean Region

    The webinar “Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Ports and Maritime Transport in the Mediterranean Region”, has been jointly organized by the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and the MEDports Association, on the 27th May 2020, from 10:00 to 13:00. The meeting will bring together representatives from port authorities of the Mediterranean basin, shipping lines and other maritime-related transport companies, along with sectoral international and regional organisations, the European Commission, national transport administrations, the private sector and (...) Read more.

    • Date: May 27, 2020
    • Place: Online - Online
    • Type: Open
  • [POSTPONED] Subregional Committee for the Adriatic Sea, including a session on the establishment of Adriatic FRAs

    Please note that, in connection with the COVID-19 situation, all scheduled GFCM meetings will be postponed until further notice. For further information, follow the GFCM website http://www.fao.org/gfcm

    • Date: May 26, 2020
    • Place: Tbc - Split
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • [SP] Jornada Virtual: Empresas y océanos sostenibles. Soluciones basadas en los océanos para alcanzar la agenda 2030

    Jornada Virtual: Empresas y océanos sostenibles. Soluciones basadas en los océanos para alcanzar la agenda 2030 (Pacto Mundial Red Española) Descripción 15:30 BIENVENIDA • Cristina Sánchez. Directora ejecutiva – Red Española del Pacto Mundial 15:40 OCEAN STEWARDSHIP – RIDING THE WAVES OF CHANGE • Ignace Beguin Billecocq. Manager, Climate and Ocean– UN Global Compact 15:50 EXPERIENCIAS EMPRESARIALES: INNOVACIÓN Y SENSIBILIZACIÓN EN ODS 14 • Manu San Félix, National Geographic. • Óscar Caro, ELEVEN. 16:10 DIALOGO: CONTRIBUCIÓN DEL SECTOR PRIVADO. DE (...) Read more.

    • Date: May 21, 2020
    • Place: Online - Online
    • Type: Open
  • [SP] Economía Azul, el valor de nuestros océanos y mares

    «El Clúster Marítimo Marino de Andalucía en colaboración con la Unión Europea, tiene el honor de conmemorar el año Europeo para la protección de los mares y océanos». El próximo 21 de mayo tiene lugar la celebración del Día Marítimo Europeo (EMD), cuyo objetivo es dar visibilidad al mar y difundir su importancia entre los ciudadanos europeos. Para ello se celebran diferentes eventos centrados en las actividades marítimas. El Día Marítimo Europeo se estableció en el año 2008 por acuerdo (...) Read more.

    • Date: May 21, 2020
    • Place: Online - Online
    • Type: Open
  • Webinar: Solutions for environmental monitoring ocean energy

    Every project installing ocean energy devices in real sea conditions includes measures to monitor potential environmental impacts. But even with the results of the monitoring carried out so far, knowledge gaps exist. It is not always easy to collect real data in the marine environment, and potential changes might not be immediately visible. Long-term monitoring is thus essential in order to make strategies and adjustments to minimise possible environmental impacts. As monitoring activities and equipment are often costly, financial support (...) Read more.

    • Date: May 19, 2020
    • Place: Online - Online
    • Type: Open
  • Blue Deal Debates: Aquaculture & the EU

    The series features discussions on the essential need for a European Blue Deal in parallel with the European Green Deal, and how sustainability can be achieved throughout all sectors. The debates will focus on the inclusion of all relevant stakeholders, with cooperation needed for progress. Central questions, such as how we can protect biodiversity while giving a secure future for industries, will drive the debate. Their aim is to provide you with food for thought from some of Europe’s thought (...) Read more.

    • Date: May 19, 2020
    • Place: Online - Online
    • Type: Open
  • [POSTPONED] Fourteenth session of the Compliance Committee (CoC)

    Please note that, in connection with the COVID-19 situation, all scheduled GFCM meetings will be postponed until further notice. For further information, follow the GFCM website http://www.fao.org/gfcm

    • Date: May 15, 2020
    • Place: Tbc - Larnaca
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • [POSTPONED] European Maritime Day Cork 2020

    The European Maritime Day (EMD) Conference and Expo is the annual two-day event during which Europe’s maritime community meet to network, discuss and forge joint action on maritime affairs and sustainable blue economy. EMD Conference and Expo is the place where ‘Ocean Leaders Meet’. It provides an interactive experience to catch up on the current state of play on a broad range of issues concerning the blue economy and the marine environment and discuss ways of moving forward. It features (...) Read more.

    • Date: May 14, 2020
    • Place: Cork City Hall - Cork
    • Type: Open
  • [POSTPONED] Working group on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing (WGIUU)

    Please note that, in connection with the COVID-19 situation, all scheduled GFCM meetings will be postponed until further notice. For further information, follow the GFCM website http://www.fao.org/gfcm

    • Date: May 13, 2020
    • Place: Tbc - Larnaca
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • 21st Meeting of the MCSD Steering Committee (teleconference)

    21st Meeting of the MCSD Steering Committee Teleconference, 13-14 May 2020 Further information and agenda: www.unepmap.org

    • Date: May 13, 2020
    • Place: Online - Online
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • Séminaire en ligne MSPglobal: La gestion intégrée des zones côtières et la planification de l'espace marin

    Séminaire en ligne: Comment intégrer la #GIZC et la #PEM ? Quels sont les défis et solutions à cette intégration ? Notre séminaire en ligne explorera toutes ces questions et bien d'autres Rejoignez-nous pour un séminaire en ligne pour poser vos questions! 13 mai 2020 / 16h30-18h (heure de Paris/GMT+2) Inscription : http://on.unesco.org/GIZCPEM

    • Date: May 13, 2020
    • Place: Online - Online
    • Type: Open
  • [POSTPONED] Working group on VMS and related control systems (WGVMS)

    Please note that, in connection with the COVID-19 situation, all scheduled GFCM meetings will be postponed until further notice. For further information, follow the GFCM website http://www.fao.org/gfcm

    • Date: May 12, 2020
    • Place: Tbc - Larnaca
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • [POSTPONED] EUBlueDeal Conference

    Due to the COVID-19 situation, the EUBlueDeal Conference has been postponed, probably to October (Tbc)

    • Date: May 11, 2020
    • Place: Tbc - Brussels
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • Webinar: Blue Natural Capital Financing Facility

    When: June 11th 10AM EST Please join us for another very insightful CFA Webinar, hosted by our Marine and Coastal Finance Working Group. The webinar will feature the Blue Natural Capital Financing Facility, and will focus on recently released report : Blue Infrastructure Finance: A new approach, integrating Nature-based Solutions for coastal resilience Please find a short description of the paper, and make sure to RSVP to receive the link to the webinar. All coastal and marine ecosystems are critical (...) Read more.

    • Date: May 11, 2020
    • Place: Online - Online
    • Type: Open
  • ETIP Ocean & OceanSET webinar: Ocean energy progress in Europe

    7 May 2020 10 am BST / 11 am CEST The OceanSET project provides support to ocean energy implementation in order to achieve the SET Plan targets. It helps to paint a clear picture of the ocean energy sector's development across Europe. This webinar will provide an update on the ocean energy sector, based on recent information on costs, technologies, revenue support and other facts across European countries as presented in the first annual report produced by the OceanSET project. (...) Read more.

    • Date: May 07, 2020
    • Place: Online - Online
    • Type: Open
  • Webinar: How can islands mobilise finance for their energy transition?

    When? 06.05.2020 11:00 - 12:00 Where? GoToWebinar Organiser: EU Islands Secretariat Despite the great renewable energy potential and the availability of the financial sector to deliver the necessary resources, few islands manage to transform their ambitions into bankable renewable energy projects. To help overcome the gap between the planning and implementation of renewable energy projects, this webinar focuses on the topic of financing. Alternative models such as revolving funds, innovation grants, bonds, Energy Performance Contracting, or crowdfunding, will be discussed (...) Read more.

    • Date: May 06, 2020
    • Place: Online - Online
    • Type: Open
  • [POSTPONED] Benchmark assessment for round sardinella

    Please note that, in connection with the COVID-19 situation, all scheduled GFCM meetings will be postponed until further notice. For further information, follow the GFCM website http://www.fao.org/gfcm

    • Date: May 04, 2020
    • Place: FAO HQ, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153 - Rome
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • [POSTPONED] Subregional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean

    Please note that, in connection with the COVID-19 situation, all scheduled GFCM meetings will be postponed until further notice. For further information, follow the GFCM website http://www.fao.org/gfcm

    • Date: May 04, 2020
    • Place: FAO HQ, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153 - Rome
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • Course: Marine biogeochemistry – biogeochemical and ecological dimensions of a changing ocean

    The course will bring together divers researchers that have made important contributions to the field of Biogeochemistry and are effective communicators to teach and interact with the students. The aim of this course is to provide PhD students and young researchers with an exceptional opportunity to gain a better understanding of marine biogeochemical cycles and large-scale distribution of elements and isotopes in the oceanic water column and the process that control this distribution. Register here: https://www.ccmar.ualg.pt/webform/marine-biogeochemistry

    • Date: May 04, 2020
    • Place: n/a - Algarve
    • Type: Open
  • EUMOFA webinar - fisheries and aquaculture

    Practical applications of EUMOFA’s international trade database on fisheries and aquaculture products. Join our free webinar: 29 April 2020, 10:30 a.m. CET EUMOFA experts will present a step-by-step guide on how to extract import and export volumes, values and prices of each species traded by the nearly 100 countries included in EUMOFA, the world’s most comprehensive and publicly accessible trade database on fisheries and aquaculture products. Practical applications will include actionable insights on how to use the database to view (...) Read more.

    • Date: April 29, 2020
    • Place: Online - Online
    • Type: Open
  • Webinar Gaps in Protection of Important Ocean Areas: A Spatial Meta-Analysis of Ten Global Mapping Initiatives

    There are numerous ongoing UN and non-governmental initiatives to map important marine areas at the global scale. As countries of the world seek to achieve numerical targets for marine protected areas, scientists must emphasize the "where" and the "how." To help achieve the former, we used GIS to overlay ten global maps, quantify the extent to which they overlap, and then conduct a gap analysis to show areas of importance that are not currently protected by MPAs. This webinar will (...) Read more.

    • Date: April 28, 2020
    • Place: Zoom - Online
    • Type: Open
  • International Ocean Governance Forum- Thematic Working Group webinars

    In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to change the format of the International Ocean Governance (IOG) Forum, originally scheduled for 22-24 April in Brussels. Ocean governance cannot wait for viruses to stop from spreading. To do justice to the importance of the subject, we will not cancel or postpone the meeting but partially move to a digital format. Therefore, the IOG-Forum Thematic Working Groups (TWGs) will be launched via online webinars between 22-24 April, according to (...) Read more.

    • Date: April 22, 2020
    • Place: Online - Online
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • Econcrete Webinar: Blue is the new Green - Ecological Enhancement of Coastal and Marine Infrastructure

    With two-thirds of the human population concentrated around coastlines, alongside with growing threats from sea level rise and increased storminess, accelerated coastal development and changes to natural coastlines are inevitable, leading to habitat loss and reduction of biodiversity and productivity. While seawalls, breakwaters, and piers add ample hard substrate available for colonization, they are typically designed and built with no consideration to marine life developing on them. Consequently, they do not support communities similar to that of natural reefs, and (...) Read more.

    • Date: April 21, 2020
    • Place: Zoom (Online) - Barcelona
    • Type: Open
  • [POSTPONED] International Coastal Symposium 2020

    The symposium will be hosted by the Coastal Environments Research Group, Universidad Pablo de Olavide de Sevilla, under the auspices of the Coastal Education and Research Foundation (CERF) and the Journal of Coastal Research (JCR). The ICS brings together delegates from all over the world to collaborate and discuss the most current coastal research studies and projects. The proceedings of the conference, published as peer-reviewed papers in the Journal of Coastal Research, represent an invaluable resource for coastal scientists, engineers (...) Read more.

    • Date: April 20, 2020
    • Place: Hotel Alfonso XIII - Seville
    • Type: Open
  • EUBlueDeal Conference

    The EUBlueDeal conference, focused on the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, will take place on 25-26 March 2020 in Brussels. The conference will deal with: State of our Ocean in Europe; Tackling main pressures; Working together on the governance of the seas.

    • Date: March 25, 2020
    • Place: TBC - Brussels
    • Type: Open
  • WestMED Hackathons Barcelona

    Building on the WestMED Palermo Hackathons in 2019, this edition will explore and clarify project concepts, funding, partnerships, and establish next steps towards successful project application. The session will be back to back with the UfM Regional Stakeholders Conference on Blue Economy. Stakeholders from the western Mediterranean are invited to express their interest to attend. Considering the Hackathons are run back to back to the UfM Regional Stakeholder Conference, invitations are exceptionally extended to stakeholders from the eastern Mediterranean. The (...) Read more.

    • Date: March 11, 2020
    • Place: Barcelona - Barcelona
    • Type: Open
  • 2020 UfM Regional Stakeholders Conference on Blue Economy and WESTMED Hackathons

    Dear Stakeholders, The CoPresidency and Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) would like to invite you to attend to the 2020 UfM Regional Stakeholders Conference on Blue Economy on 10th and 11th March 2020 in Barcelona (Spain). The Conference will take place at the Palau de Pedralbes. The UfM Regional Stakeholders Conference on Blue Economy is a key step on the way to the 2020 UfM Ministerial Conference on Blue Economy, scheduled for the 2nd July in Malta. (...) Read more.

    • Date: March 10, 2020
    • Place: Palau de Pedralbes - Barcelona
    • Type: Open
  • World Ocean Summit 2020

    We are facing a perfect storm. On the one hand government and industry increasingly see the ocean as an important source of economic growth; on the other, they are tasked with countering the existential threat the ocean faces due to these (and other, land-based) activities. Businesses want to invest, but are unsure about the risks due to ocean degradation and associated regulation. This dichotomy is evident in two of the most pressing issues facing the ocean: overfishing (and the related (...) Read more.

    • Date: March 09, 2020
    • Place: Hotel Okura Tokyo, 2-10-4 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Minato City, 105-0001, Japan - Tokyo
    • Type: Open
  • BlueInvest Day 2020

    BlueInvest Day 2020 will bring together innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, corporates and enablers in the Blue Economy, with the objective of generating concrete business opportunities and visibility for your business. Register now and connect with captains of industry, impact investors and high-level representatives from government and the public sector. Find out more about BlueInvest at http://blue-invest.eu and join the community at http://community.blue-invest.eu

    • Date: February 04, 2020
    • Place: QUARE - Brussels Convetion Centre Mont des Arts, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium - Brussels
    • Type: Open
  • Eurolag9 - conference on coastal lagoons and transitional environments

    This conference seeks to bring together scientists, managers and stakeholders to discuss new scientific findings and experiences on the knowledge and use of coastal lagoons, from cold fresh-water Baltic lagoons to the warm hypersaline lagoons in the Mediterranean. Future vision and knowledge needs for coastal transitional environments are going to be the keywords for this conference. The Eurolag conference, held every 2 years from 2003, for many years has welcomed colleagues from other continents, even if the initial focus was (...) Read more.

    • Date: January 20, 2020
    • Place: Scuola Grande di San Marco Sala degli Angeli Ospedale SS. Giovanni e Paolo, Castello 6777, Venezia ITALIA - Venice
    • Type: Open
  • BBI JU Stakeholders Forum

    The next BBI JU Stakeholder Forum will take place on 4 December 2019 in Brussels. The BBI JU Stakeholder Forum 2019 will bring together the bio-based industries community and facilitate open discussion on the impact, achievements and strategic direction of the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) programme, as well as the latest developments in the bio-based industries sector.

    • Date: December 04, 2019
    • Place: Egg Congress and Meeting Center - Brussels
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • 2019 European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Info Day

    Save the date – EMFF Info Day will take place on Monday 25 November 2019 at Albert Borschette Congress Center, in Brussels. New blue economy call will be presented in a series of presentations organised by EASME and the Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission. The aim of the Info Day is to present funding opportunities under the 2019 “Blue Economy Window” call for proposals and to attract new applicants and potential beneficiaries. Our project (...) Read more.

    • Date: November 25, 2019
    • Place: Albert Borschette Congress Center - Brussels
    • Type: Open
  • Second edition of WestMED Hackatons

    The second edition of the WestMED Hackatons will have a particular focus on the networking tables on Clean Transport (LNG project) and Cluster Development and Networking.

    • Date: November 23, 2019
    • Place: TBD - Rome
    • Type: Open
  • Sustainable Ocean Summit - Investing in Ocean Futures: Finance and Innovation for the Blue Economy

    Mark your calendars for the next SOS – the annual gathering of the global ocean business community dedicated to advancing private sector action on ocean sustainable development, organized by WOC – the global Blue Economy Business Organization. With the theme of “Investing in Ocean Futures: Finance and Innovation for the Blue Economy”, the SOS 2019 will be the first international ocean business conference dedicated to investment and innovation for sustainable development.

    • Date: November 20, 2019
    • Place: TBD - Paris
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders

    The 13th edition of the Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders (MedaWeek Barcelona 2019) will be held on 20th-22nd November 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.

    • Date: November 20, 2019
    • Place: Casa Llotja de Mar - Barcelona
    • Type: Open
  • 6th Meeting of the UfM Working Group on the Blue Economy

    The 6th meeting of the Working Group on the Blue Economy (BE WG) will take place at the Centre des Conferences Albert Borschette (CCAB) in Brussels on 20 November 2019. The Working Group is an integral part of the UfM Forum on Blue Economy, which is one of the deliverables of the UfM Ministerial Declaration of 17 November 2015 on Blue Economy.

    • Date: November 20, 2019
    • Place: Conference Centre Albert Borschette (CCAB), 36 rue Froissart, Brussels - Brussels
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • Regional Seminar on Blue skills, careers and jobs

    Objective of the regional seminar: The seminar aims at an interactive day of exchange on the following issues: - Presenting in a more structured manner the problems and causes of mismatch between available skills and employment challenges in the blue economy sectors, trying to address the needs of the labour market in the blue economy sector/s; - Illustrating possible tools to fill this gap/mismatch between skills and employment, including the promotion of specific employment policies providing the necessary incentives; - (...) Read more.

    • Date: November 19, 2019
    • Place: Conference Centre Albert Borschette (CCAB), 36 rue Froissart, Brussels - Brussels
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • Joint Plastic Busters workshop on creating synergies for consolidating the fight against marine litter

    The Joint Plastic Busters workshop on creating synergies for consolidating the fight against marine litter aims to provide a concrete opportunity to the Interreg Med Plastic Busters MPAs project and the ENI CBC Med COMMON project, to get together and fully explore the potential for synergies towards ensuring aligned and synchronized marine litter activities throughout the Mediterranean. By bringing together other key players and projects from both the North and the South of the region, this workshop aims to set (...) Read more.

    • Date: November 14, 2019
    • Place: Palau de Pedralbes - Barcelona
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • Business2Sea

    Business2Sea is an international event dedicated to the development of projects and business in the different sectors of the Sea economy. It is open to the participation of all organisations: companies, business associations, higher education institutions and research centres. Business2Sea is organised by Fórum Oceano, within the framework of its mission to foster the Portuguese Maritime Cluster, in collaboration with CETMAR Foundation.

    • Date: November 11, 2019
    • Place: TBD - Porto
    • Type: Open
  • ODYSSEA will hold its general assembly in Tangier, Morocco, in parallel to the deployment of a new submarine glider in Al-Hoceima Bay

    he EU-funded ODYSSEA Project will hold its third general assembly on October 29-31, 2019 in Tangier marking the launch of North Africa’s first fully operational sea observatory in Morocco’s Al-Hoceima National Park. ODYSSEA is in advanced stages of developing, operating and demonstrating an interoperable and cost-effective platform that fully integrates networks of observing and forecasting systems across the Mediterranean basin, addressing both the open sea and the coastal zone. ODYSSEA novel instrumentation systems have been built and the first glider (...) Read more.

    • Date: October 29, 2019
    • Place: Movenpick Hotel - Tangier
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • La 3ème Assemblée Générale du projet ODYSSEA se tiendra à Tanger- Maroc du 29 au 31 octobre 2019

    Le Maroc accueillera le premier observatoire maritime pleinement opérationnel en Afrique du Nord. Il s'inscrit dans le cadre d’un projet financé par l'Union européenne et intitulé ODYSSEA, qui intègre des réseaux de systèmes d'observation et de prévision sur tout le bassin méditerranéen, couvrant à la fois la haute mer et la zone côtière. Le nouvel observatoire de la mer au Maroc sera situé dans le parc national d'Al Hoceima et devrait être lancé le 29 octobre lors de la troisième (...) Read more.

    • Date: October 29, 2019
    • Place: Mövenpick Hotel, Blvd. Mohamed VI - Tanger
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • INTERREG MED CAPITALISATION EVENT

    Organised under the Hellenic Presidency of the Programme, on 24th October 2019, in Athens, the Interreg MED Programme projects’ communities will unfold their results and demonstrate how the Programme architecture became operational and efficient. On this occasion, you will witness innovative ideas, produced by the Interreg MED cooperation partnerships to overcome shared challenges in areas as diverse as Innovation, Low carbon economy or natural and cultural resources, throughout the European Mediterranean basin. In light of these cooperation results, the 13 (...) Read more.

    • Date: October 24, 2019
    • Place: TBD - Athens
    • Type: Open
  • WestMED, Steering Committee

    On Wednesday 23 October, the WestMED Steering Committee (WMSC) will be meeting in Rabat, Morocco. The meeting will function as an opportunity for the WMSC to evaluate the implementation of the initiative, as well as to reflect on the outcomes of the outgoing Franco-Moroccan co-presidency, and on introducing the future Italian-Moroccan co-presidency. The WMSC includes national coordinators from the relevant ministries from participating countries (France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Malta, Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia), the European Commission and the Union (...) Read more.

    • Date: October 23, 2019
    • Place: TBD - Rabat
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • International MEDCOAST Congress 2019

    The Fourteenth International MEDCOAST Congress on Coastal and Marine Sciences, Engineering, Management, and Conservation will be celebrated on 22 - 26 October 2019, in Marmaris, TURKEY The MEDCOAST congress in Marmaris (Turkey) is the fourteenth event of the biennial series that was started in 1993 for contributing to coastal and marine sciences, engineering, management and conservation particularly in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. Since the first event in 1993 (Antalya, Turkey), the MEDCOAST congress series have travelled around the (...) Read more.

    • Date: October 22, 2019
    • Place: Club Yazici Turban Hotel, Marmaris - Marmaris
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • BLUE SEA LAND 2019

    BLUE SEA LAND 2019 | 18-19 October | Mazara del Vallo A particular focus on the WestMed networking tables on Fishing, IUU, Aquaculture, Maritime and Coastal Sustainable Tourism, Clusters, Marine Litter.

    • Date: October 18, 2019
    • Place: TBD - Mazara del Vallo
    • Type: Open
  • BlueMed 4th Platforms meeting and Young Ambassadors training

    The Barcelona premises of the Union for the Mediterranean next October 15-18 will be the venues of two important BlueMed events: -the 4th BlueMed Platforms meeting (Oct. 15-16); -the Young Ambassadors training (Oct. 17-18). Both the events, in different ways, contribute to realize the core mission of BlueMed: supporting the blue economy in the Mediterranean Basin through cooperation and knowledge sharing. More detailed information here: http://www.bluemed-initiative.eu/bluemed-4th-platforms-meeting-and-young-ambassadors-training-15-18-october-2019-barcelona/

    • Date: October 15, 2019
    • Place: Palau Reial de Pedralbes - Barcelona
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • BlueMed 4th Platforms meeting and Young Ambassadors training

    The Barcelona premises of the Union for the Mediterranean next October 15-18 will be the venues of two important BlueMed events: -the 4th BlueMed Platforms meeting (Oct. 15-16); -the Young Ambassadors training (Oct. 17-18). Both the events, in different ways, contribute to realize the core mission of BlueMed: supporting the blue economy in the Mediterranean Basin through cooperation and knowledge sharing. The Platforms meeting, indeed, is a crucial knot of the Initiative, representing the ground where the pivots from the (...) Read more.

    • Date: October 15, 2019
    • Place: Union for the Mediterranean - Barcelona
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • INTERREG MED BIODIVERSITY PROTECTION COMMUNITY Final Conference

    The INTERREG MED BIODIVERSITY PROTECTION COMMUNITY final conference will be held in Malaga Spain on 14 - 16 October 2019. More information to follow.

    • Date: October 14, 2019
    • Place: TBD - Málaga
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • Ocean Hackathon

    Ocean hackathon® is a 48 hours non-stop event during which some teams imagine innovative use of ocean data. To do that, they will tackle challenges submitted a few months before by natural person or legal entity. Ocean Hackathon® is a unique opportunity to experience an idea around the sea by: Access to a variety of digital data; The presence of high-level coaches who supervise the teams all weekend long on various subjects: data understanding, programming, marine science and technology, business (...) Read more.

    • Date: October 11, 2019
    • Place: Various cities - Brest
    • Type: Open
  • FOSTERING SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN THE MEDITERRANEAN REGION

    Join the MED Sustainable Tourism Community on the 9th of October 2019 for its event "Fostering sustainable tourism in the Mediterranean region". This debate, organized as a side event of the European Week of Cities and Regions, has the objective of triggering the discussion on the importance of a sustainable approach in European tourism, with a special focus on the Mediterranean area and the next programming period. This is the occasion for the MED Sustainable Tourism Community to showcase the (...) Read more.

    • Date: October 09, 2019
    • Place: Tuscany Region delegation to Bruxelles, Rond Point Schuman 14, B - 1040 Bruxelles - Brussels
    • Type: Open
  • Capitalisation Conference promoted by the MITOMED project

    This event corresponds to the Capitalisation Conference of the Interreg MED MITOMED+ (Models of Integrated Tourism in the MEDiterranean Plus) project. It aims to disseminate its results and encourage their replication beyond the project’s area. It is aimed to EU policy makers, destination managers, tourism professionals and regional and local policy makers, among others.

    • Date: October 07, 2019
    • Place: Delegation of the Generalitat de Catalunya - Brussels
    • Type: Open
  • 13th International Conference on Oceanography & Marine Biology

    Euroscicon Ltd. offers invites participants to the “13th International Conference on Oceanography & Marine Biology” during September 26-27, 2019 at London, UK. It includes prompt Keynote presentations, Speaker presentations (Academic and Young research forum), Poster presentations and Exhibitions.

    • Date: September 26, 2019
    • Place: TBD - London
    • Type: Open
  • Call to attend the Triton project summer school on “Sustainable management of coastal heritage and actions to mitigate coastal erosion”

    Triton project, funded by the Interreg V-A Greece-Italy Cross-Border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020, launches a call for the selection of 16 students who will attend the Summer School on the issue of sustainable management of coastal heritage and actions to reduce coastal erosion. It is a training and information course for public officials and professionals aimed at improving their skills in coastal management planning and actions against coastal erosion. Specifically, the students will be: 8 residing in Italy and 8 in (...) Read more.

    • Date: September 24, 2019
    • Place: University of Patras - Patras
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • InnoBlueGrowth Final Event

    The InnoBlueGrowth project which leads the Blue Growth Community celebrates its final event on 19/20 September 2019 in Brussels, in a joint event with the Green Growth Community, aiming at discussing the key elements necessary for a “Transition towards blue and green economies in the Mediterranean”.

    • Date: September 19, 2019
    • Place: TBC - Brussels
    • Type: Open
  • 2nd ODYSSEA Summer School:

    The overall objective of the 2nd ODYSSEA Summer School is to stimulate a scientific dialogue and create a learning experience on oceanography and fisheries in the Mediterranean context. After the end of the program, the trainees will be able to: • Understand the basic concepts of oceanography and fisheries science • Use the ODYSSEA project platform for retrieving, managing and processing oceanographic, environmental and fisheries data of the Mediterranean Sea • Retrieve and use oceanographic datasets and explore international databases (...) Read more.

    • Date: September 02, 2019
    • Place: TBD - Alonissos Island
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • 3rd HERMES Open Workshop, COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE AT LOCAL SCALE: THE HERMES PROJECT APPROACH

    The HERMES project prepares for its 3rd Open Workshop in Tirana amidst increased recognition of its work. The deployment of two out of the four Oceanographic Stations (OS) and the production of word class reports highlighting the need to adopt modern, environmentally friendly approaches in order to understand and counter costal erosion processes in the Balkan Mediterranean Program area has led to a wide recognition of the work being carried out by the HERMES project partnership. The two OS have (...) Read more.

    • Date: July 03, 2019
    • Place: IGEWE Main Building, Don Bosko nr.60, - Tirana
    • Type: Open
  • Blue Bioeconomy Forum Second Conference

    The second conference of the Blue Bioeconomy Forum will be Tuesday the 25th of June, at the Brussels Marriot Hotel Grand Place. At this conference the European roadmap for the blue bioeconomy will be presented and discussed. You can contribute to the roadmap, get informed on the most important challenges and suggested solutions (on policy, environment and regulation; finance and business development; value chain, markets and consumers; and science, technology and innovation) and get in contact with other professionals working (...) Read more.

    • Date: June 25, 2019
    • Place: Brussels Marriot Hotel Grand Place - Brussels
    • Type: Open
  • Africa Blue Economy Forum 2019

    ABEF is about bold new thinking to accelerate Africa’s structural transformation and create jobs for a young population on the rise. The first Africa Blue Economy Forum was hosted in London on 8th June 2018 to raise awareness on the unique potential of the oceans to accelerate Africa’s sustainable development. Based on last year’s recommendations which were compiled in the ABEF2018 Report, Blue Jay Communication is organising the second edition of the Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) which will take (...) Read more.

    • Date: June 25, 2019
    • Place: The Residence Tunis hotel - Tunis
    • Type: Open
  • BLUEMED CSA High-Level Research Infrastructures Stakeholders Conference

    The BLUEMED High-Level Research Infrastructures Stakeholders Conference will bring together the Mediterranean scientific community and high-level policymakers to enhance the dialogue on cooperation in the field of research infrastructures. This two-day event aims at further strengthening marine and research innovation in the Mediterranean through the proposal of concrete actions and it will pave the way towards the implementation of BLUEMED Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda priorities.

    • Date: June 13, 2019
    • Place: TBD - Paris
    • Type: Open
  • High-level conference on MedFish4Ever initiatives

    SAVE THE DATE: High-level conference on MedFish4Ever initiatives The conference will assess progress made towards the Malta Declaration and will renew commitment towards achieving the targets therein. Special focus will be placed on topics relating to social development for small-scale fisheries, decent work and the celebration of the international day for the fight against IUU fishing. The conference will take place on 11-12 June 2019 in Marrakech, Morocco. Formal invitations and detailed program will be circulated shortly. More information on (...) Read more.

    • Date: June 11, 2019
    • Place: TBD - Marrakech
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • Mediterranean Sustainable Tourism Convention

    Mediterranean Sustainable Tourism Convention, 5 and 6 June in Barcelona.

    • Date: June 05, 2019
    • Place: TBD - Barcelona
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • Maritime & Blue Logistics Startup Weekend

    Do you have an idea you would like to pursue or a problem you would like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with? For the first time, we will organize a Startup Weekend dedicated entirely to maritime and blue logistics. Barcelona has one of the biggest ports in Spain and therefore we want to take advantage of its enormous potential and appeal. Participants will be able to present their projects that seek to tackle (...) Read more.

    • Date: May 17, 2019
    • Place: Avenida Catedral, 6, 1ª Planta, Barcelona , 08002 - Barcelona
    • Type: Open
  • European Maritime Day

    The European Maritime Day (EMD) is the annual two-day event during which Europe’s maritime community meet to network, discuss and forge joint action. It targets maritime professionals, entrepreneurs and ocean leaders. This year the event will take place on 16-17 May 2019 at the Lisbon Congress Centre. Registration is open until 15 May 2019.

    • Date: May 16, 2019
    • Place: Lisbon Congress Centre - Lisbon
    • Type: Open
  • EFARO Seminar on the Ecosystem Approach and Blue Economy

    After the very successful seminar last year on The CFP and what should the next CFP look like, EFARO would very much like to invite you to join them again, this year on a seminar on the Ecosystem Approach and the Blue Economy. We will have speakers from industry, NGO, science and the policy community. The seminar will be held on the 15th of May at the Museum of Natural Science in Brussels. Please use this link https://goo.gl/forms/7tyIF8YbEl8M448y1 to register! (...) Read more.

    • Date: May 15, 2019
    • Place: Museum of Natural Science - Brussels
    • Type: Open
  • SAVE THE DATE – WestMED Workshop “Developing the Blue Economy”

    SAVE THE DATE – WestMED Workshop “Developing the Blue Economy” on Tuesday May 14 2019, in Palermo. More detailed info coming soon here: http://www.westmed-initiative.eu/

    • Date: May 14, 2019
    • Place: TBC - Palermo
    • Type: Open
  • Blue Economy WestMED Hackathons

    The European Commission and the Co-Presidency of the Initiative for the sustainable development of the blue economy in the western Mediterranean are holding the event Hackathons WestMED: "Blue economy contribution to the Summit of the Two Shores” on Tuesday 14 May 2019 in Palermo, Italy. The event aims to facilitate the exchange of project ideas and promote concrete project development among stakeholders in the region operating in the maritime sector (businesses, researchers, institutes, national and local authorities belonging to the (...) Read more.

    • Date: May 14, 2019
    • Place: Palermo - Palermo
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • Med Lab Group: Innovative Practices in Coastal Tourism

    Once a year the Southern Europe and the Mediterranean programmes meet to discuss about those topics that are of their interest. The past editions were focus mainly on the governance of the area and on the connection with the cooperation programmes to those new initiatives such as the WestMed Initiative and the governance platform Panoramed. This meeting instead will be focused on the thematic priority of coastal tourism, dealt under the objectives of innovation and environment, being these the most (...) Read more.

    • Date: May 13, 2019
    • Place: TBD - Palermo
    • Type: Open
  • 3rd International MSP Forum

    The 3rd International #MSPforum, jointly organised by EC DG MARE and UNESCO-IOC, will take place in Vigo, Spain. For more information please see https://en.unesco.org/mspglobal

    • Date: May 12, 2019
    • Place: TBD - Vigo
    • Type: Open
  • 4th EUSAIR Annual Forum

    The 4th Forum of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR) and 2nd Fora of the Adriatic and Ionian Chambers of Commerce, Cities and Universities will take place in BUDVA (Montenegro), on 7-8 May 2019, under the slogan »Integration for the people, development for the regions. The traditional annual event aims to raise visibility of the EUSAIR and reflect on the progress made since the 3rd Forum held in Catania in May 2018. The 4th EUSAIR Forum (...) Read more.

    • Date: May 06, 2019
    • Place: Hotel Splendid, Budva, Montenegro - Budva
    • Type: Open
  • International Coastal Symposium

    The symposium will be hosted by the Coastal Environments Research Group, Universidad Pablo de Olavide de Sevilla, under the auspices of the Coastal Education and Research Foundation (CERF) and the Journal of Coastal Research (JCR). The proceedings of the conference, published as peer-reviewed papers in the Journal of Coastal Research, represent an invaluable resource for coastal scientists, engineers and managers. Please note that abstracts submission is already open until 2nd of April 2019. For more information on how to submit (...) Read more.

    • Date: April 20, 2019
    • Place: Coastal Environments Research Group, Universidad Pablo de Olavide de Sevilla - Sevilla
    • Type: Open
  • InnoBlueGrowth, Strengthening the Science-Practice-Policy interface in Blue Growth

    InnoBlueGrowth, Strengthening the Science-Practice-Policy interface in Blue Growth, 16 – 17 April 2019 in Marseilles.

    • Date: April 16, 2019
    • Place: TBD - Marseilles
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • UfM Task Force on Environment

    UfM Task Force on Environment back to back with the final meeting of the SWIM – H2020 Support Mechanism, on 9 April in Brussels.

    • Date: April 09, 2019
    • Place: TBD - Brussels
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • CO-EVOLVE and MedCoast4BG - Med Coasts for Blue Growth

    CO-EVOLVE and MedCoast4BG - Med Coasts for Blue Growth joint event, on 9 April in Montpellier.

    • Date: April 09, 2019
    • Place: TBD - Montpellier
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • Maritime Achievements and Future Challenges Final SEARICA Conference

    Today, oceans are high on the agenda. Throughout the last four years, the SEARICA intergroup has organised various events and initiatives to support maritime legislation, funding and networking. SEARICA Members succeeded in establishing a Clean Energy for EU Islands Initiative, a Pilot Project on ocean literacy and the post of a Special Envoy on Maritime Policy. They pushed for a Mission: Healthy Oceans in the upcoming Horizon Europe programme, a maritime dimension in the Invest EU programme and called for (...) Read more.

    • Date: April 09, 2019
    • Place: Grand Central, Rue Belliard 190 - Brussels
    • Type: Open
  • 3rd GSO BLUEMED Working Group meeting

    The GSO BLUEMED Working Group, coordinated by DG Research and Innovation in close cooperation with the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfMS), aims at promoting the extension of the BLUEMED Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda and related activities to non-EU UfM Countries willing to join on a voluntary basis. The Working Group will be supported by the Horizon 2020 funded Coordination and Support Action project: CSA BLUEMED

    • Date: April 04, 2019
    • Place: TBD - Brussels
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • Kick off of the EU funded SwitchMed II programme

    The Kick off of the EU funded SwitchMed II programme on sustainable consumption and production will take place on 3 and 4 April in Vienna.

    • Date: April 03, 2019
    • Place: TBD - Vienna
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • Conference: Valuing Marine Ecosystem services

    There is a growing attention for the impact of the ocean economy in the European landscape. In order to plan for a sustainable Blue Growth, to manage ocean and coastal ecosystems, and to deal with the effects of climate change; ocean management and planning decisions need to better incorporate the value of marine ecosystem services and natural capital. The European Marine Board has published a Future Science Brief highlighting current thinking in ecosystem service valuation for the marine environment. The (...) Read more.

    • Date: April 03, 2019
    • Place: Parlement Européen Bruxelles - Brussels
    • Type: Open
  • Interreg MED Sustainable Tourism Community - 2nd on-site Capitalisation Workshop

    Interreg MED Sustainable Tourism Community - 2nd on-site Capitalisation Workshop, in Split, Croatia

    • Date: March 27, 2019
    • Place: TBC - Split
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • INvertebrateIT final event “Sustainable solutions for Aquaculture: the pathway to meet market demand”

    Event Details: Date: 26th March 2019 (with optional visit to insect farms on 27th March 2019) Time: 09:00 – 16:30 CET Location: Wageningen International Congress Centre, The Netherlands Registration: Sign up here before 19 March 2019 The INvertebrateIT project (www.invertebrateitproject.eu) would like to take this opportunity to invite you to its final event. This event will cover invertebrate-based solutions for the aquaculture sector, with a particular focus on the market and investment. The event will consist of presentations leading to (...) Read more.

    • Date: March 26, 2019
    • Place: Wageningen International Congress Centre, The Netherlands - Wageningen
    • Type: Open
  • Information Session on Marine Litter

    Information Session on Marine Litter, and Final Annual Project Meeting of Facility for Regional Policy Dialogue on Integrated Maritime Policy

    • Date: March 26, 2019
    • Place: TBC - Brussels
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • UfM Blue Economy working group

    The UfM Working Group on Blue Economy will take place on of March 25th, in Brussels, chaired by European Commission in close collaboration with the UfM Secretariat. Agenda of the 5th Meeting of the UfM Working Group on the Blue Economy Conference Centre Albert Borschette (CCAB), 36 rue Froissart, Brussels, 25 March 2019 09:00 – 09:30 Registration of participants 09:30 - 11:00 Opening (by the co-Presidency) Adoption of the agenda Tour de table on progress made on developing maritime policy, (...) Read more.

    • Date: March 25, 2019
    • Place: Conference Centre Albert Borschette (CCAB), 36 rue Froissart - Brussels
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • MARINA, final conference

    The MARINA consortium is happy to invite you to the final MARINA conference to be held in Boulogne sur Mer, France on March 12th and 13th, 2019. Don't miss this last chance to be part of the only H2020 project fully dedicated to implement Responsible Research and Innovation on marine matters.

    • Date: March 12, 2019
    • Place: Nausicaa Sea Centre - Boulogne Sur Mer
    • Type: Open
  • Working Group on Small-Scale Fisheries (WGSSF)

    Working Group on Small-Scale Fisheries (WGSSF) **DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING 10 FEBRUARY 2019**

    • Date: March 06, 2019
    • Place: CentreVille Hotel, Podgorica, Montenegro - Podgorica
    • Type: Open
  • International Conference “Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean"

    DGPM is pleased to announce the international conference on Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean: Observatories and Knowledge Networks promoted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), in cooperation with the Republic of Portugal, under the kind chairmanship of Ms. Ana Paula Vitorino Portugal’s Minister of the Sea and Mr. Manuel Heitor Portugal’s Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, which will be held on 14 February 2019 at the Auditorium of IPMA, Lisbon/Algés, Portugal. Organized by OECD, the (...) Read more.

    • Date: February 14, 2019
    • Place: IPMA Auditorium - Lisbon/Algés
    • Type: Open
  • EuroMarine General Assembly

    In 2019, the EuroMarine General Assembly (GA) meeting will take place in Cádiz, Spain, on 30 January (all day) and 31 January 2019 (morning). It will be hosted and co-organised by the University of Cádiz (UCA). It will be preceded on 28 and 29 Jan. by EuroMarine working group meetings and/or other side events yet to be confirmed. It will be followed by a (closed) EuroMarine Steering Committee meeting, on Thu. 31 Jan. PM.

    • Date: January 30, 2019
    • Place: (U. Cádiz - CEI·MAR) - Cadiz
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • Banking on the blue economy – How to accelerate impact-oriented investments in Blue Growth

    The session will provide an overview on investment gaps and opportunities in the blue economy and financial sources available, with a particular focus on financial instruments. It will also present a new DG MARE initiative (‘BlueInvest platform’) to facilitate access to investment readiness support and investment to blue growth SMEs and start-ups. Participants are kindly requested to register as soon as possible on www.searica.eu in order to guaranty and organise the access to the EP. The day of the conference, (...) Read more.

    • Date: January 30, 2019
    • Place: European Parliament Brussels Room PHS 5B001 - Brussels
    • Type: Open
  • BLUEMED 2nd Coordinators’ Meeting

    BLUEMED 2nd Coordinators’ Meeting – “Sustaining the lessons learned and enhancing the Bluemed initiative synergies” – will take place in Malta on 25 January 2019. The single day event will revolve around key actions and achievements of funded projects, with a view to tapping the lessons learned within the blue growth community in the Mediterranean, in order to foster the transformation of the Mediterranean basin into a hotspot of innovation.

    • Date: January 25, 2019
    • Place: TBC - TBC
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • BLUE INVEST IN THE MEDITERRANEAN 2019

    Blue Invest in the Mediterranean 2019 A match-making event that brings together innovators and the financial community to sustainably develop the Blue Economy of the Mediterranean Sea basin, while protecting its marine resources. Following the successful Blue Invest event of May 2018 in Brussels, and within the context of our work on blue investment, the European Commission (DG MARE) is hosting the “Blue Invest in the Mediterranean 2019” event. It will take place on 24 January 2019 in Malta and (...) Read more.

    • Date: January 24, 2019
    • Place: Westin Dragonara Resort, St Julian's, Malta - St Julian's
    • Type: Open
  • JPI Oceans seminar

    JPI Oceans seminar | Increasing the impact of European investments in marine and maritime research - What’s on the Horizon? The seminar, taking place in Brussels on 17 January from 12.00 to 17.00, aims to showcase ongoing JPI Oceans actions and projects and their policy impact and galvanize synergies and collaboration. Participants will include representatives of the European Commission, European Parliament, National Ministries and research funding organisations and other international (scientific) organisations.

    • Date: January 17, 2019
    • Place: Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts - Brussels
    • Type: Open
  • FishForum2018

    In order to revert alarming trends in the status of Mediterranean and Black Sea fish stocks, in which roughly 90% of the scientifically assessed stocks are currently considered to be fished outside of safe biological limits, the demand for scientific and technical advice on fisheries management is ever increasing. At the same time, advancements in fisheries science are occurring with unprecedented speed, thanks to new technologies; it is therefore essential that the scientific community, policy makers and NGO representatives stay (...) Read more.

    • Date: December 10, 2018
    • Place: FAO headquarters - Rome
    • Type: Open
  • Blue Bioeconomy Forum

    This forum is organized for industries, public agencies, financial organizations, researchers and civil society, working on or interested in the Blue Bioeconomy of the EU – aquatic and marine environments.

    • Date: December 07, 2018
    • Place: Park Plaza Amsterdam Airport - Amsterdam
    • Type: Open
  • Stakeholder conference: Towards concrete ‘blue’ actions in the western Mediterranean

    The European Commission and the Co-Presidency of the Initiative for the sustainable development of the blue economy in the western Mediterranean are glad to invite you to attend the "Stakeholder conference: Towards concrete ‘blue’ actions in the western Mediterranean", which will take place on Monday 3 December 2018 in Algiers, Algeria. The event aims to facilitate the exchange of project ideas and promote concrete project development among stakeholders in the region operating in the maritime sector (businesses, researchers, institutes, national (...) Read more.

    • Date: December 03, 2018
    • Place: xx - Algiers
    • Type: Open
  • Blue Growth Community's Mid-Term Conference

    This conference aims to bring together experts and partners who are actively involved in blue growth in the Mediterranean region. It will focus on sustainability of blue growth, whether in terms of economic, social and environmental development, mitigation of pressures, planning or governance. It will enable policymakers, stakeholders and users to exchange best practices of regional cooperation for blue growth. The conference is organized in the framework of the 12th edition of the MedaWeek: « One Sea, Three Continents – (...) Read more.

    • Date: November 22, 2018
    • Place: __ - Barcelona
    • Type: Open
  • UN Biodiversity Conference - COP 14

    The United Nations will call on decision makers from more than 190 countries to step up efforts to halt the biodiversity loss and protect the ecosystems that support food and water security and health for billions of people. The UN Biodiversity Conference (14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity - COP 14) will be held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The UN Biodiversity Conference is the governing body of the Convention on Biological Diversity, (...) Read more.

    • Date: November 17, 2018
    • Place: xx - Sharm el Sheikh
    • Type: Open
  • EIB Inaugural Donors Conference: Tackling global challenges together

    Rising levels of forced displacement, chronic unemployment and global warming are among the greatest challenges of our time. Tackling these issues requires immediate and coordinated action form the EU, Member States and other donors. The European Investment Bank will host its first Donors Conference, which will bring together donors and beneficiaries with the aim of finding ways to build resilience against economic, social and climate-related risks. The stage will be set to host open discussions focused on addressing ways in (...) Read more.

    • Date: November 14, 2018
    • Place: -- - Luxembourg
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • Business2Sea 2018

    The Business2Sea - Sea Forum of 2018 will take place from November 14 to 16 at the Alfandega Porto Congress Centre. The 8th edition of the event will be dedicated to the main theme '2030 Sea Challenges' and it is organised by Fórum Oceano in collaboration with Fundação CETMAR, Centro Tecnológico do Mar, located in Galiza. The event will encompass a diversified programme that includes: - A Conference commemorating the National Day of the Sea in Portugal, with the participation (...) Read more.

    • Date: November 14, 2018
    • Place: Alfandega Porto Congress Centre - Porto
    • Type: Open
  • SwitchMed Connect 2018

    Leading start-ups and entrepreneurs, industry agents, initiatives, change agents, policy and financial institutions working on applications of productive, circular and sharing economies in the Mediterranean will come together in Barcelona on 13-15 November 2018. The agenda of the SwitchMed Connect 2018 features a unique blend of expert discussions, entrepreneurial stories, best cases and hands-on applications about green and circular economy planning and implementation in the South and North Mediterranean countries. Register now https://switchmedconnect.com/en/

    • Date: November 13, 2018
    • Place: SANT PAU ART NOUVEAU C/Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 167 - Barcelona
    • Type: Open
  • 2nd Meeting of the Working Group on Environment and Climate Change

    As mandated by the UfM Ministerial Declaration on Environment and Climate Change (Athens, 2014), the 2nd Meeting of the Working Group on Environment and Climate Change (WGECC) will take place with the aim to review progress in the implementation up to date of the recommendations of the 2014 UfM Ministerial Declaration on Environment and Climate Change, and provide suggestions for further action and follow up. For more information please contact: energy@ufmsecretariat.org

    • Date: November 12, 2018
    • Place: Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean Palacio de Pedralbes Calle Pere Duran Farell, 11 - Barcelona
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • MITOMED+ International Workshop on maritime and coastal tourism

    The MITOMED+ project is organising an International Workshop on marine and coastal tourism in the Mediterranean to launch a reflection on tourism sustainable management, discuss the state of the art of the EU agenda, hear experiences from different actors, and raise awareness on MITOMED+’s answer to this challenge in the Mediterranean.

    • Date: November 08, 2018
    • Place: xx - Brussels
    • Type: Open
  • ECOMONDO 2018

    Ecomondo is the leading Euro-Mediterranean area green and circular economy expo. An international event with an innovative format that brings together all sectors of the circular economy in a single platform: from material and energy recovery to sustainable development. Italy is among the leading countries in Europe in the green and circular economy, in particular in energy efficiency, waste recycling and resource productivity. For this reason, Ecomondo is a reference point in the international panorama, where all the leading companies (...) Read more.

    • Date: November 06, 2018
    • Place: Rimini’s Exhibition Centre - Rimini
    • Type: Open
  • Interreg MED CO-EVOLVE project_5th Steering Committee

    The Interreg MED CO-EVOLVE project organises its 5th Steering Committee and 2nd training session on 29-31 October in Barcelona. It will be the opportunity for its partners to exchange on the first results of the testing activities, taking place at pilot area level, and prepare for the transferring phase. This meeting will be organised “back to back” with the Med Coast for Blue Growth (MC4BG) project, labelled by the UfM, which aims at extending CO-EVOLVE's methodology to the southern and (...) Read more.

    • Date: October 29, 2018
    • Place: UfM premises: Palacio Pedralbes (tbc) - Barcelona
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • UNIMED General Assembly

    The UNIMED General Assembly, organised by UNIMED in collaboration with Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, is a key event where rectors, presidents and their representatives meet to exchange views and to determine policy for UNIMED, setting the stage for a full and rich year of initiatives, activities and conferences that shape the academic calendar around the Mediterranean. At the same time, it is an opportunity to host and network with representatives of international organizations, government officials, students, influential contributors to (...) Read more.

    • Date: October 25, 2018
    • Place: Ca’ Foscari University - Venice
    • Type: Open
  • BLUEMED Week

    The UfM Secretariat will host the BLUEMED Week. This event will dedicate a full week to the BLUEMED initiative, hosting the BLUEMED Steering Committee, the BLUEMED GSO Working Group, the Research Funders Workshop and the BLUEMED Platform meeting. The BLUEMED Initiative is a research and innovation initiative that offers a shared strategic framework for working towards a healthy, productive and resilient Mediterranean Sea that is better known and valued. It is designed to tap the full potential of the marine (...) Read more.

    • Date: October 23, 2018
    • Place: Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean Palacio de Pedralbes - Barcelona
    • Type: Open
  • MOST Iberia

    Motorways of the Sea Training course MOST Iberia - providing training in the MoS, short sea shipping, intermodal transport and maritime logistics. Four day training on board of a Ro-Pax vessel on the crossing between Barcelona and Civitavecchia. This edition will be carried out in Spanish and Portuguese.

    • Date: October 20, 2018
    • Place: Moll de Barcelona Nord,, Terminal Drassanes, Planta Baixa - Barcelona - Civitavecchia
    • Type: Open
  • Forum de la Mer - Bizerte 2018

    La première édition du Forum de la Mer - Bizerte 2018 s’inscrit dans le cadre de La Saison Bleue, projet ambitieux rassemblant près de 150 évènements dans tous les domaines mettant en valeur le littoral tunisien. Le Forum de la Mer - Bizerte 2018, rencontres euro-méditerranéennes de l’environnement et de l’économie bleue, se tiendra les 20 et 21 octobre à l’hôtel Andalucia de Bizerte. Ce Forum s’articulera autour de deux journées d’échanges entre experts et de rencontres avec le grand (...) Read more.

    • Date: October 20, 2018
    • Place: - - Bizerte
    • Type: Open
  • International Association of Maritime Universities General Assembly

    IAMU AGA 2018 - The Annual General Assembly (AGA) is an international conference of the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU). The conference brings together experts and official representatives of each member institution from all over the world to discuss recent progress and future trends in maritime education, training, research and other matters within the scope of IAMU. IAMU AGA2018 will be the 19th Conference as a sequence of events that started in Istanbul in 1999, and were held more (...) Read more.

    • Date: October 17, 2018
    • Place: Barcelona School of Nautical Studies - Barcelona
  • Workshop on Marine Litter at the "Blue Sea Land" Expo

    In the framework of the Blue Sea Land Expo, the workshop “Marine litter and biodiversity: Plastic Busters MPAs in action in the Mediterranean” will be organized by the Union for the Mediterranean. The Mediterranean Sea is one of most affected areas by marine litter in the world, and plastics and other polymer materials are the most common types of marine litter representing some 80% of litter found. The workshop will be focus on the Mediterranean answer to the global problem (...) Read more.

    • Date: October 05, 2018
    • Place: Auditorium Mario Caruso - Mazara del Vallo
    • Type: Open
  • Blue Sea Land 2018

    Blue Sea Land is the Expo of the Mediterranean Clusters of Africa and the Middle East and of the Italian and Sicilian agri-fishing and food supply chains. On the wave of dialogue, integration and collaboration with the countries of the Mediterranean, the Middle East, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, the Expo, now in its sixth edition, promotes the development of the Green and Blue Economy with a view to Circular economy extended to all production chains through the regeneration of marine (...) Read more.

    • Date: October 04, 2018
    • Place: Mazara del Vallo - Sicily
    • Type: Open
  • 4th Meeting of the WestMed Steering Committee

    The 4th meeting of the WestMed Steering Committe will have as priorities the adoption of the document summarizing common priorities and, on the other hand, the discussion on the draft Ministerial declaration of the Conference scheduled in December in Algiers. For more info: Mr. Marco Nobile(+32 2 29 58607; Marco.Nobile@ec.europa.eu), and Mr. Koen Eeman (+32 2 29 99 544; Koen.Eeman@ec.europa.eu).

    • Date: October 03, 2018
    • Place: - - Algiers
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • MOST Italy

    Motorways of the Sea Training course "MOST Italy" - providing training in the MoS, short sea shipping, intermodal transport and maritime logistics, with a special focus on Italy. Four day training on board of a Ro-Pax vessel on the crossing between Barcelona and Civitavecchia. This edition will be carried out in Italian.

    • Date: September 29, 2018
    • Place: Moll de Barcelona Nord,, Terminal Drassanes, Planta Baixa - Civitavecchia - Barcelona
    • Type: Open
  • Mediterranean Coast Day 2018

    As every year since 2007, PAP/RAC is preparing the Mediterranean Coast Day celebration. The aim of this campaign is to raise awareness on the value of the coastal zone, as well as on all the pressures threatening our coast and sea. The specific topic of this year’s campaign is PAP/RAC’s 40th birthday, better to say, 40 years of collaboration of the Mediterranean countries on securing healthy, productive, diverse, distinctive, attractive and resilient Mediterranean coastal zone. In addition, this year’s celebration (...) Read more.

    • Date: September 25, 2018
    • Place: -- - Split
    • Type: Open
  • Ocean Business 2018

    The Ocean Business 2018 is an international blue industry event, which aims to foster networking and debate around sustainable ocean business solutions in all important key areas. The Ocean Business 2018 will focus emergent areas like green shipping, ocean engineering, maritime digitalization, ocean robotics, environmental monitoring and protection, maritime security and safety, but also traditional activities such as fisheries, aquaculture, tourism and leisure. The initiative will be composed by the following areas: Exhibition area – small showcase areas for companies, (...) Read more.

    • Date: September 18, 2018
    • Place: Gare Marítima de Alcântara - Lisbon
    • Type: Open
  • “Itinerari culturali e sviluppo territoriale” Turismo sostenibile

    The event aims to propose the meeting all the stakeholders to contribute to the protection, enhancement and promotion of the Sicilian territory. Specific sector of reference is the cultural tourism of the Capo Gallo Marine Reserve / Isola delle Femme. The program includes: experiential activities in which the young people of the “Accade … ai Giovani: Accademia Europea Culturale di Giovani” project will be reporter in a fishing trip; guided tours to the marine reserve and meeting with traditional fishing; (...) Read more.

    • Date: September 08, 2018
    • Place: Isola delle Femmine - PALERMO
    • Type: Open
  • Call for Applications, 1st ODYSSEA Summer School Operational Oceanography for Science, Business and Society

    OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM The overall objective of the 1st ODYSSEA Summer School is to stimulate a scientific dialogue and create a learning experience about operational oceanography in the Mediterranean context.More precisely, after the end of the program, the trainees, coming from both sides of the Mediterranean Sea basin, will be able to: • Understand the concept of operational oceanography • Use the ODYSSEA project platform for retrieving, managing and processing oceanographic and environmental data of the Mediterranean Sea • (...) Read more.

    • Date: September 03, 2018
    • Place: Akontisma Hotel, Nea Karvali - Kavala
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • 5th International Conference Progress in Marine Conservation 2018

    Every three years, the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation in cooperation with OZEANEUM Stralsund hosts the international conference on Progress in Marine Conservation. Some 200 scientists and nature conservationists from governmental and non-governmental organisations and from up to 20 countries meet to exchange experience. They present current developments in marine nature conservation and the environmental condition of the world’s oceans. One area of focus is the status quo and management of marine protected areas. Each conference has a number of (...) Read more.

    • Date: September 03, 2018
    • Place: -- - Stralsund
    • Type: Open
  • 2nd International Research Conference on Sustainable Energy, Engineering, Materials and Environment

    The conference offers a platform for worldwide researchers and scientists from academia, industry and government to discuss proposals and disseminate results on sustainable energy and materials and its impact on engineering and our environment. The formation of lasting productive partnerships between the participants is also an objective of this conference. This research conference is open to all in the research and scientific community.

    • Date: July 25, 2018
    • Place: - - Oviedo
    • Type: Open
  • Vasco da Gama Summer School 2018

    The summer school will take place in Taranto from the 2nd to 6th of July 2018 and be focused on “Safety: Navigation & Environment.” The course is a 4-credit full-time course. Presentations and workshops will be delivered in English. The Summer School is open to 33 participants, namely Bachelor degree students, Master degree students, PhD students, Post-Doctoral researchers and undergraduates (with specific professional skills and work experience) interested in European and Mediterranean policies in the matter of multi-modal carriage, port (...) Read more.

    • Date: July 02, 2018
    • Place: Dipartimento Jonico in "Sistemi Giuridici ed Economici del Mediterraneo: società, ambiente, culture" - Taranto
    • Type: Open
  • CPMR Intermediterranean Commission General Assembly 2018

    The Annual General Assembly of the CPMR Intermediterranean Commission, will be held in Patras next 28-29 June 2018. The 1st day will be dedicated to internal working group meetings, to the election of the new IMC Political Bureau for the mandate 2018-2020 and to the approval of the political messages of the organization. On 29 June, the Assembly will be opened to external stakeholders (upon invitation) and will be entirely dedicated to political debates on the added values and perspectives (...) Read more.

    • Date: June 28, 2018
    • Place: Astir Hotel - Agiou Andreou,16 - Patras - Patras
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • WestMED Initiative_3rd Meeting of the Steering Committtee_

    The 3rd meeting of the Steering Committee of the “Initiative for the Sustainable Development of the Blue Economy in the Wester Mediterranean (WestMED)” will be focusing on the following: i) adoption of the summary record of last meeting; ii) utilization of the Virtual Knowledge Centre, managed by the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean, by the WestMED Initiative; iii) presentations and discussion on the latest developments of the MEDFISH4EVER and BLUEMED Initiatives and the potential complementarities with the WestMED (...) Read more.

    • Date: June 28, 2018
    • Place: - - Marseille
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • CampusFrance : Sustainable Development Day with Mediterranean Countries

    Sustainable development-focused seminar organised by Campus France for higher education institutions, universities and research centres from Mediterranean countries. The event aims at fostering the potential for academic and scientific cooperation in relation with sustainable development by putting together various stakeholders from across the Mediterranean basin. It also ambitions to raise awareness of training needs, niches of excellence, strategic programmes and funding opportunities for further developing students’ and teachers’ mobility. Lastly, it will promote best practice and explore ways to strengthen (...) Read more.

    • Date: June 26, 2018
    • Place: Campus Paul Valery - Montpellier
    • Type: Open
  • EVENT: The Cluster approach for a sustainable Blue Growth in the Mediterranean

    Save The Date: transnational Capitalization & Community Building event organized by InnoBlueGrowth entitled "The Cluster approach for a sustainable Blue Growth in the Mediterranean". This event will have a dual approach, revolving around the theme of "clusters." The first day will be applied to capitalization with a focus on Maritime Surveillance, in collaboration with the PROteuS project, which aims to establish a Mediterranean Maritime Surveillance Cluster, fostering innovation and R&D capacities, knowledge and technology transfer, as well as transnational cooperation (...) Read more.

    • Date: June 20, 2018
    • Place: Titania Hotel, Panepistimiou 52 - Athens
    • Type: Open
  • SEAFUTURE 2018

    SEAFUTURE is one of the most prestigious events – exhibition & business convention – in the naval, shipbuilding and maritime sector with the unique feature of dual use, both in the civil and military sectors. SEAFUTURE is the HUB able to create business connections, synergies among national and international Big Players, SMEs, Universities and Research Institutes, Innovative Start ups, Technology Clusters, marine and maritime technology clusters, Italian Navy, Foreign Navies and Institutional Stakeholders.

    • Date: June 19, 2018
    • Place: La Spezia NAVY BASE - La Spezia
    • Type: Open
  • EMUNI Summer School 2018

    Blue economy has been the long-term strategy of the EU, aiming at sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sectors. It forms part of the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Blue growth is based on the recognition of both the vulnerabilities of the seas and oceans, and their potential for growth. The EMUNI Summer School 2018 will focus on "Blue Growth and the EU and Euro-Mediterranean region". Application deadline 09.04.2018

    • Date: June 11, 2018
    • Place: Palace Trevisini, Kidričevo nabrežje 2 - Piran
  • AFRICA BLUE ECONOMY FORUM

    On 7-8 June 2018, London will be celebrating the World Oceans Day by hosting the first edition of the Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF). Recognising Blue Economy as a major source of wealth and prosperity for the continent, the forum will bring together government officials as well as high-level experts, investors, businesses, policy leaders, international organisations, civil society, public institutions and other opinion leaders to highlight and debate on the wide range of opportunities emerging from Africa’s aquatic and marine (...) Read more.

    • Date: June 07, 2018
    • Place: Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, 22 Portman Square - London
    • Type: Open
  • European Maritime Day 2018

    The European Commission's Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, the Bulgarian EU Presidency and the Municipality of Burgas are happy to invite you to European Maritime Day 2018. EMD 2018 will bring you: i) Up to 20 stakeholder workshops; ii) A political opening with Ministers from Black Sea riparian states; iii) A high-level debate on "Black Sea Big Bang" – how to spur sustainable blue growth, generate investment and increase cooperation for an economic boom of the Black Sea (...) Read more.

    • Date: May 31, 2018
    • Place: Burgas Free University - Burgas
  • RE-CONNECTING TOURISM Promoting evidence-based policies for sustainable development

    The MED Sustainable Tourism Community open conference with policy-makers, economic actors and international experts to make tourism sustainable, hosted by UNINT University in Rome. Tourism is about hospitality and welcoming travelers who have an extraordinary opportunity to enjoy a unique environmental and cultural heritage and lifestyle. However, tourism should be re-connected with hosting territories to exploit the full potential of this strategic industry for the Mediterranean region, which generates 11% of its GDP, while reducing long-term negative transformations on local (...) Read more.

    • Date: May 29, 2018
    • Place: Università degli Studi Internazionali - Via delle Sette Chiese, 139 - Roma
    • Type: Open
  • REGISTRATION OPEN for Kick-off event International Forum for MSP

    EC DG MARE and IOC-UNESCO are jointly organising the kick-off event. The event targets maritime spatial planners from across the world as well as experts directly involved in planning. Plenary sessions are foreseen on European as well as international MSP, and two interactive technical workshops will be organised to explore cross-sector integration and stakeholder involvement in MSP

    • Date: May 24, 2018
    • Place: Thon Hotel EU, room 'Belgium' - Brussels
    • Type: Open
  • Blue Invest 2018

    The European Commission is looking for entrepreneurs active in the blue economy to take part in a high-profile event aimed at matching cutting edge companies with public and private investors. #BlueInvest 2018, the first European event of its kind will be hosted by Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. The event will create bilateral networking opportunities for blue economy entrepreneurs, innovators and investors. In addition, a selection of companies will have the opportunity to pitch their projects (...) Read more.

    • Date: May 17, 2018
    • Place: Square Brussels Meeting Centre - Mont des Arts/Kunstberg, B-1000 Brussels - Brussels
  • UfM Conference on Maritime Transport and Logistics

    The UfM Conference on Maritime Transport and Logistics will take place under the theme “Success Stories fostering Intermodality and Connectivity in the Euro-Mediterranean Region”. It will bring together government representatives, port authorities, key international organisations, experts and other stakeholders in the region, as well as IFIs and the private sector. The Conference is aimed at highlighting success stories of key Euro-Mediterranean ports in fostering intermodality and connectivity, and exploring opportunities in building upon and increasing synergies amongst main ports in (...) Read more.

    • Date: May 07, 2018
    • Place: Ismailia - Suez Canal
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • 4th Meeting of the UfM Working Group on the Blue Economy

    The UfM Working Group on the Blue Economy is a technical group of representatives designated by UfM countries and co-chaired by the two UfM co-Presidencies, focusing on the implementation of the Ministerial Declaration on Blue Economy. Among other things, it will discuss the outcomes of the 1st UfM Stakeholder Conference on the Blue Economy, as well as the latest advancements in achieving the deliverables of the Ministerial Declaration on the Blue Economy at regional (e.g. WestMed and BLUEMED Initiatives, the (...) Read more.

    • Date: April 26, 2018
    • Place: Brussels - Brussels
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • 2nd Meeting of the WestMED Steering Committee

    The meeting shall be focused on the study and discussion of action proposals by participating countries in order to distinguish a few shared priority areas for cooperation and, as a result, to identify some concrete project proposals at the regional scale. The meeting will be the opportunity to discuss a project proposal by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, supported by the European Commission/EASME, related to maritime spatial planning in the Western Mediterranean.

    • Date: April 25, 2018
    • Place: Centre Borschette - Brussels
    • Type: By Invitation Only
  • Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global

    Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global (formerly the European Seafood Exposition/Seafood Processing Europe) is the world’s largest seafood trade event. More than 26,000 buyers, suppliers, media, and other seafood professionals from more than 140 countries visit the exposition. Attendees come to meet with existing suppliers, source new products and network with other industry professionals. It is the global place where the seafood industry meets.

    • Date: April 24, 2018
    • Place: Brussels EXPO - Brussels
    • Type: Open
  • Launch of the UfM labelled-project "Plastic Busters"

    The Mediterranean Sea is one of the areas most affected by Marine Litter (ML) in the world. The impacts of ML on marine biota within Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), including endangered species such as cetaceans and sea turtles, remain poorly addressed, however it is clear that prevention and mitigation measures are urgently needed. The overall objective of PlasticBusters MPAs project is to contribute to maintain biodiversity and preserve natural ecosystems in pelagic and coastal MPAs, by defining and implementing a (...) Read more.

    • Date: April 17, 2018
    • Place: Universitá di Siena - Aula Magna del Rettorato - Via Banchi di Sotto 55 - Siena
    • Type: Open
  • 5th World Ocean Summit

    The 5th World Ocean Summit will be held at Riviera Maya, Mexico, on 7-9 March 2018 and will grapple with some of the ocean’s most intractable problems and explore new possibilities. The Summit, hosted by the Economist Group since 2012,  convenes global leaders from governments, industry, multilateral organizations, the scientific community and civil society for a constructive and solution-focused dialogue. 

    • Date: March 07, 2018
    • Place: Riviera Maya - Riviera Maya
  • WestMED - 1st meeting of the Steering Committee

    The Ministers and High level representatives from Algeria, France, Italy, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Mauritania, Portugal, Spain and Tunisia adopted the declaration on the Initiative for the sustainable development of the blue economy in the western Mediterranean on 30 November 2017, in Naples (Italy). This declaration politically endorses the initiative and the main principles of its governance, including its set up in partnership with the European Commission and the Union for the Mediterranean. Discussions in Naples recalled the need for quick (...) Read more.

    • Date: March 01, 2018
    • Place: Albert Borschette Congress Center (CCAB) - Brussels
  • 5th Mediterranean Tourism Forum

    The chosen theme this time is the Mediterranean; the Beautiful Life Unites Everyone (BLUE). Over 1000 people with an interest in Mediterranean Tourism are expected to attend from over 39 countries with the aim to discuss avenues for promoting tourism as a vehicle for peace and stability across the region. International, seasoned speakers will get together to share their experience and knowledge with participants and accordingly inspire them to undertake sustainable tourism projects and initiatives.

    • Date: March 01, 2018
    • Place: The Hilton -
  • GSO BLUEMED Working Group

    The GSO BLUEMED Working Group, coordinated by DG Research and Innovation in close cooperation with the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfMS), aims at promoting the extension of the BLUEMED Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda and related activities to non-EU UfM Countries willing to join on a voluntary basis. The Working Group will be supported by the Horizon 2020 funded Coordination and Support Action project: CSA BLUEMED. Aim of the meeting will be to discuss the state of (...) Read more.

    • Date: February 28, 2018
    • Place: DG RTD – Covent Garden, Place Rogier 16 - Brussels
  • CPMR Intermediterranean Commission Working Groups and Political Bureau

    After the last meetings held in Naples in November 2017, the Mediterranean regions gather again in the framework of their CPMR Intermediterranean Commission Working Groups and Political Bureau. The meetings will be held on the 14th and 15th February in Cartagena (Murcia, Spain), back to back with PANORAMED Steering Committee (Interreg MED project on governance).  The technical gatherings on the 14th will give the opportunity to discuss on important topics for the Blue Economy such as transports, fisheries, maritime investments, coastal (...) Read more.

    • Date: February 14, 2018 - February 15, 2018
    • Place: Cartagena - Cartagena
  • The Future of European Aquaculture

    Since the publication of the Strategic Guidelines on the sustainable development of European aquaculture, the European Commission has been working closely with Member States to address the obstacles hindering the development of the sector, primarily at the national level. As highlighted in the European Committee of the Regions’ Opinion on “The Future of European Aquaculture“, however, Regions have a key role to play in creating the right conditions for the development of EU aquaculture, through efficient licensing procedures, spatial planning, (...) Read more.

    • Date: February 02, 2018
    • Place: Brussels - Brussels
  • Initiative for the sustainable development of the blue economy in the western Mediterranean

    On 30 November last year the Ministers of Western Mediterranean countries gathered in Naples (Italy) to endorse and launch the “Initiative for the sustainable development of the blue economy in the Western Mediterranean” , a goal-oriented series of joint actions to make the common sea space safer, cleaner and more productive. The members of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) will meet on 31st  January 2018 in Brussels at the 127th plenary session to adopt an opinion of the Initiative http://cor.europa.eu/en/activities/opinions/pages/opinion-factsheet.aspx?OpinionNumber=CDR%202951/2017 ; the Secretariat of (...) Read more.

    • Date: January 30, 2018
    • Place: Brussels - Brussels
  • Meeting on Marine Litter and Plastic Pollution

    The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) is organizing a Meeting on Marine Litter and Plastic Pollution 31 January 2018 in Brussels. The meeting will discuss possible options for initiatives that the CPMR could take in the field of marine litter and plastic pollution, following the European Commission’s publication of the Communication “A European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy”. For more information, please contact Secretariat@crpm.org

    • Date: January 30, 2018
    • Place: Brussels - Brussels
  • Massive open online course (MOOC) on marine litter pollution in Spanish

    As part of the #CleanSeas campaign, UN Environment’s Global Partnership on Marine Litter is launching a massive open online course on marine plastic pollution in Spanish. The MOOC provides two different opportunities for interactive learning: a two-week leadership track offering an inspiring overview of the issue; and an eight-week expert track for more in-depth information on microplastics, sea-based sources and governance for example. The course begins on 29 January 2018. More information http://web.unep.org/unepmap/massive-open-online-course-mooc-marine-litter-pollution-spanish-0

    • Date: January 29, 2018
    • Place: Online - Online