Blue Bioeconomy Innovation Forum of the BLUE BIO MED project

The BLUE BIO MED Interreg MED project is organising its firts Blue Bioeconomy Innovation Forum on 18 & 19 November 2021 at Sealogy Blue Economy Exhibition in Ferrara (Italy). This event is organised in collaboration with the following Interreg MED projects: PANORAMED, B-BLUE and the Blue (...) Read more.

3 Postdoc positions for marine ecosystem modellers at OGS (Italy)

OGS has just opened three postdoc positions for marine ecosystem modellers at the Ecological Modelling Group (ECHO).  The formal call is available at the website The deadline for application is 12/12/2021.  A brief description of the three positions with summary of the (...) Read more.

Publication of "EC Ocean Observation 18 June 2021 Event Report"

On 18 June, the EC Ocean Observation event took place. This event was organised by the EC DG for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Maritime Innovation, Marine Knowledge and Investment, and co-organised by the EMODnet Secretariat, European Marine Board Secretariat, EuroGOOS and Copernicus Marine Service, in collaboration with the wider community. It (...) Read more.

MSPglobal: international guide on marine/maritime spatial planning

The MSPglobal International Guide on Maritime Spatial Planning was officially launched during the final conference of the joint IOC-UNESCO/DG MARE MSPglobal Initiative, which took place on Tuesday 5 October 2021. Jointly produced by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO and the European (...) Read more.

Discover newly endorsed Decade Actions

The Ocean Decade has endorsed ninety-four new Decade Actions across all ocean basins, building global momentum for ocean knowledge-based solutions ahead of major upcoming global summits on climate and biodiversity. To find out more, follow this link. The information is available (...) Read more.

Calling young entrepreneurs in the Mediterranean

The UfM is once again proud to support the ARLEM Award for Young Local Entrepreneurship in the Mediterranean. Registration is now open for the 2022 prize for entrepreneurial enterprises boosting local communities in the Southern Mediterranean, awarded by the Euro-Mediterranean (...) Read more.

Missions in Horizon Europe

The European Commission launched today five new EU missions, a new and innovative way to work together and improve the lives of people in Europe and beyond. EU missions aim to tackle big challenges in health, climate and the environment, (...) Read more.

SwitchMed Connect 2021

SwitchMed Connect is a gathering of Mediterranean stakeholders to build synergies, exchange knowledge, and scale up eco and social innovations. It hosts leading start-ups and entrepreneurs, industry agents, initiatives, change agents, policy and financial institutions working on applications of productive, (...) Read more.

Women in blue economy in the Mediterranean” Webinar

The Union for the Mediterranean is organizing the webinar on “Women in blue economy in the Mediterranean”, scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 22nd of September 2021, 9.30-12.30 CET.This webinar will be dedicated to highlighting women contribution and engagement as a fundamental (...) Read more.

Ocean Innovation Prize

The Blue Climate Initiative (BCI) is welcoming applications from innovators and entrepreneurs for the global $1 Million Ocean Innovation Prize. The Prize is designed to inspire, fund and support innovations that mitigate climate change through ocean-related strategies. You can apply (...) Read more.

New WG on offshore renewable energy

The EU Strategy for Offshore Renewable Energy, published in November 2020, underpins the importance of creating a robust value chain for scaling up the deployment of offshore renewable energies and meeting the ambitious 2030 and 2050 targets. The European Commission (...) Read more.

AquaDocs: New Document Repository Launched

AquaDocs is the joint open access repository of the UNESCO/IOC InternationaI Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) and the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC) with support from the FAO Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries (...) Read more.

WestMED Project Awards 2021

We invite all stakeholders in the Western Mediterranean Blue Economy to apply for the 1st WestMED Project Awards 2021. This international project competition aims to showcase and honour outstanding success stories, which provide innovative and replicable solutions embodying the WestMED (...) Read more.

Blue Economy Open call

DigiCirc is looking for European SMEs/Start-ups that can use digital tools and apply cutting-edge solutions in the circular economy by addressing specific challenges in the domain of Blue Economy. With the second open call, DigiCirc will select a minimum of (...) Read more.

Ocean InSight Podcast

The MeerWissen Initiative has just launched Ocean InSight – a new podcast series on marine conservation and ocean science for sustainable development, with unique perspectives from those on the frontlines of research, policy and action. Join the initiative on a (...) Read more.

MSFD open public consultation launched

The European Commission has launched its online public consultation on the review of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. This initiative will review the achievements and shortcomings of this Directive, explore options for improvement and propose possible amendments. This public consultation (...) Read more.

IPBES Calls for Expert Nominations

IPBES has released a call for nominations of experts to participate in the thematic assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health (nexus assessment) and the thematic assessment of the underlying causes of biodiversity loss and the determinants (...) Read more.

EMB Third Thursday Science Webinar

On Thursday 19 August 2021, EMB will host its twelfth Science Lunch Webinar on the topic of 'Navigating the Future V as inspiration and direction for marine science in the Ocean Decade'. The webinar will be 1 hour long and (...) Read more.

“Women in blue economy in the Mediterranean” Webinar

The Union for the Mediterranean is organizing the webinar on “Women in blue economy in the Mediterranean”, scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 22nd of September 2021, 9.30-12.30 CET. This webinar will be dedicated to highlighting women contribution and engagement (...) Read more.

Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Ocean Science Journalism (OSJ) Fellowship offers professional science writers, producers, and editors working for print, broadcast, radio, and digital media the residential experience at a leading ocean research institution. Created in 2000, the program is (...) Read more.

Call for Young Ocean Advocates Medieterranean Sea

The Youth4Ocean Forum is launching a new call for project proposals, designed to promote the ideas of young change-makers in the Mediterranean Sea Region! All across the Mediterranean, we are looking for young people that either are or would like (...) Read more.

ECORD Research Grants

The European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD) is sponsoring merit-based awards for outstanding young scientists to conduct innovative research related to the International Ocean Discovery Program. The research may be directed toward the objectives of upcoming or past DSDP/ODP/IODP (...) Read more.

EMB Third Thursday Science Webinar

On Thursday 15 July 2021, EMB hosted its eleventh Science Lunch Webinar on the topic of 'Biological time series for science and marine status assessment'. The webinar was one hour long and took place from 13:00 - 14:00 CEST. The (...) Read more.

BRIDGE-BS Project Kicks Off

On Monday 13 and Tuesday 13 July 2021, the new Horizon 2020 project BRIDGE-BS kicked off online. EMB is participating in the project, which aims to enhance the science-based policy in the Black Sea region to develop blue growth while (...) Read more.

BlueBio Cofund Second Additional Call Announcement

The Bluebio Cofund second additional call has been launched. The second additional call is targeted on Advancing Resource Management, Market and Socioeconomic aspects in the Blue Bioeconomy Value Chains The scope of the call is to fund projects that aim (...) Read more.

COP26 Programme released

The COP26 Presidency Programme has been released. The presidency programme for COP26 will showcase momentum from the whole of society, and focus on key issues to drive ambition and action. Progressing the negotiations will be at the heart of the (...) Read more.

Call for Nominations to the Ocean Decade Advisory Board

The call for expert nominations for the Ocean Decade advisory board has been launched. The Decade Advisory Board will be a multi-stakeholder advisory body that will assist the Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO in performing its (...) Read more.

Plastic Busters MPAs capitalization event

The Plastic Busters MPAs capitalization event: a stepping stone in consolidating marine litter management efforts in Mediterranean MPAs Plastic Busters MPAs brought together more than 90 Mediterranean MPA managers and marine litter experts at its 1st capitalization event held online (...) Read more.

Pilot project Western Mediterranean

The pilot project in the Western Mediterranean is being implemented in Algeria, France, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Spain and Tunisia, while other member countries of the Union for the Mediterranean in the Western Mediterranean can also participate in training activities. Building (...) Read more.

MPA Engage capitalization conference

Lively discussions on tackling climate change in Mediterranean MPAs held at the MPA Engage capitalization conference On the 18th of June 2021, MIO-ECSDE organized the 1st MPA Engage capitalization event providing an opportunity for stakeholders to connect and share experiences (...) Read more.

Blue Carbon Call 2021

The Marine Institute is launching a Blue Carbon call under its Marine Research Programme. The Institute is seeking applications for a substantial programme of research to investigate further the potential of Ireland’s blue carbon resource to mitigate climate change; the (...) Read more.

Blue Climate Initiative Ocean Innovation Prize

Our world is in crisis. Climate change is accelerating, with monumental implications for nature and human societies. Addressing this global challenge will take unprecedented global collaboration. It will also take audacious creativity and entrepreneurship to think outside the box and (...) Read more.

Make Europe Blue campaign

Fact of the week! Did you know that barnacles hitchike on whales? You may already know that “about 97% of Earth's water is in the ocean”. But did you know that “a protein found in a jellyfish has contributed to (...) Read more.

DigiCirc - Blue Economy open call

DigiCirc Blue Economy Open Call is now open to applications and will run from 2 June to 3 August 2021! In case you want to know more about the DigiCirc Blue Economy open call join the 1st live blue economy Q&A (...) Read more.

DigiCirc: Blue Economy - Upcoming Call

Who are we looking for? DigiCirc is looking for European SMEs/Start-ups that can use digital tools and apply cutting-edge solutions in the circular economy by addressing specific challenges in the domain of Blue Economy. How does it work? With the (...) Read more.

UfM - 5th Task Force on Environment

The 5th Task Force on Environment will be held online on 27 May 2021. The meeting aims at: Discussing with countries the priorities for action under the 2030 Greener Med Agenda, also in the light of the Covid developments and (...) Read more.

ERASMUS+ KA1 Call for Mobility Actions is open

MEdIES runs week-long training courses on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) for formal and non-formal educators from European countries and beyond. The courses are eligible to be 100% funded by Erasmus plus Key Action 1 (KA1 learning mobility of individuals).The (...) Read more.

BlueMed Hackathon

In the frame of the Pilot Action on marine litter, BlueMed launches an Hackathon team challenge to develop ideas and solutions for a Healthy Plastic Free Mediterranean Sea, to promote sustainable blue growth and circular bioeconomy in the Mediterranean. The (...) Read more.

EU Taxonomy regulation: Platform on sustainable finance

The EU taxonomy is a classification system, establishing a list of environmentally sustainable economic activities. The EU taxonomy is an important enabler to scale up sustainable investment and to implement the European Green Deal. A first delegated act on sustainable (...) Read more.

The UfM supports the platform “”

The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) suports the SwitchMed initiative to speed up the shift to sustainable consumption and production patterns in the Southern Mediterranean, notably through the promotion of circular economy approaches. This initiative also supports the implementation of (...) Read more.

FARNET Guide - Nurturing Quality Projects

FARNET has published its latest guide: "Nurturing Quality Projects".As FLAGs work on their local development strategies for the 2021-2027 period, many will focus on the ‘next step’ of CLLD implementation in their area, ensuring that good strategies transfer into meaningful (...) Read more.

Call for Submissions: Mediterranean Youth Solutions Report

Since 2017, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Youth (SDSN Youth) has been annually producing the “Youth Solutions Report”, a flagship initiative managed by the Youth Solutions Program team. The Report features 50 game-changing projects led by young people, allowing (...) Read more.

JERICO-S3: 2nd Call for Transnational Access Now Open

The JERICO-S3 Research Infrastructure announceS the 2nd call of 3 Transnational Access funding calls to support a wide range of marine researchers by giving free of charge access to high-quality infrastructures and support services at unique multi-disciplinary sites consisting of (...) Read more.

ICOE 2021 - Energizing a powerful blue economy

This April, ICOE 2021 is bringing more than 80 speakers from 14 countries to present their expertise and lessons learned from around the world in the marine energy field. These 22 sessions are organized into 3 tracks: Keynote/Plenary, Industry/Markets and (...) Read more.

Ocean Sun inks Mediterranean floating solar deal

Norwegian floating solar specialist Ocean Sun has signed an agreement with MP Quantum Group (MP) to develop floating solar projects in Greece and the Republic of Cyprus.The license agreement allows MP to develop floating solar projects in the region using (...) Read more.

Interreg Call for Transfer and Mainstreaming Projects

The 5th Call for Modular Projects call, targeted to the transfer or mainstreaming of shortlisted outputs of finalised Interreg MED projects, is currently open! The indicative financial allocation for this call is about 4.6M€ (ERDF + IPA + national co-financing). (...) Read more.

Greenpreneurs 2021: Applications Now Open!

Organized by GGGI, Youth Climate Lab, and Student Energy, Greenpreneurs is a 12-week virtual incubator supporting young people to develop social enterprise solutions to address sustainability and climate change issues in their communities!Teams of young people between the ages of (...) Read more.

SUMMIT4OCEANS Sevilla Blue Economy Virtual Event

The SUMMIT4OCEANS Sevilla Blue Economy Virtual Event aims to involve and sensitize Companies, Governments, Administrations and Citizens in the Blue Economy, in short, the whole of society, and Seville and its area of influence.The initiative, co-organized by Fibes Sevilla, is (...) Read more.

Updated EMB survey report on impacts of COVID-19

In summer 2020, EMB launched a survey to its member organizations to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns had affected their research and teaching activities. To find out how the situation had changed, an updated survey was launched (...) Read more.

Call for Scientists of Opportunity

For the cruise TAlPro2022 (funded by the Eurofleets+ project and the Mediterranean Science Commission CIESM) a call to accommodate 1-2 scientists that are interested in taking complementary measurements has been issued. Those data can then benefit from the fact that (...) Read more.

EMFF/EMFAF is moving to CINEA on 1 April!

With the implementation of the new long-term EU budget, some EASME managed programme are moving to the new European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA).  From 1 April, the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), the Life Programme, Horizon (...) Read more.

EIB Blue Sustainable Ocean Strategy

The EIB Blue Sustainable Ocean Strategy (“Blue SOS”) aims to improve the health of oceans, build stronger coastal environments and boost blue sustainable economic activity.To achieve this, we commit to double our lending to sustainable ocean projects to €2.5 billion (...) Read more.

Euronews OCEAN Season 3 Episode 2 – Mediterranean

With the European Union stepping up efforts to address overfishing in the Mediterranean, the latest episode of Ocean visits the Fisheries Restricted Area (FRA) of Jabuka/Pomo Pit, a success story in the Adriatic established to protect essential fish habitats.Euronews joins (...) Read more.

EFCA Call for expressions of interest for experts

The European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) ensures uniform and effective application of the rules of the Common Fisheries Policy by organizing operational coordination of fisheries control and inspection activities by the Member States and to assist them to cooperate. EFCA (...) Read more.

Help to define the DigiCirc Blue Economy call

DigiCirc (@DigiCirc) is an #H2020 #I INNOSUP project that aims to boost the #circulareconomy using digital tools by supporting innovative #SMEs in the development and marketing of solutions based on circular value chains through 3 acceleration programs on the following (...) Read more.

Santander for the seas - Call for proposals

Santander for the Seas is the first call for proposals developed by Fundación Banco Santander with the aim of supporting projects aimed at the conservation and recovery of habitats and unique species in the seas and oceans. A maximum of (...) Read more.

Marine Institute’s Bursary Scholarship Programme

The Marine Institute continues to invest in the next generation of ocean professionals, through the 2021 Summer Bursary Scholarship Programme, which provides third level students with work experience across a number of marine areas. Their Bursary Scholarship Programme has been (...) Read more.

UfM Ministerial Conference on Sustainable Blue Economy

The UfM Second Ministerial Conference on Sustainable Blue Economy will take place on 2 February 2021. It aims  at improving maritime governance and at  intensifying join efforts, activities and projects in various blue economy sectors (including blue jobs; marine litter; (...) Read more.

How to engage clusters in Blue Energy

Renewable energy is essential for economic and sustainable development. In this regard, the seas and oceans are an abundant source of renewable energy (Blue Energy or Blue Energy -BE-).This energy can contribute to greater penetration of renewable energy into the (...) Read more.

CFD Course for Sustainable Ocean Solutions

WavEC Offshore Renewables is organizing an online course on CFD: CFD FOR SUSTAINABLE OCEAN SOLUTIONS: COURSE I. The course will take place on Februrary 8-11, 2021, sponsored by the University of Tokyo and the University of São Paulo. The CFD (...) Read more.

2021-2027: Second draft of the Cooperation Programme

Interrreg Europe programme is  intensively preparing its next edition and  the second draft version of the Cooperation Programme Interreg Europe (2021-2027) is now available.  It includes sections dedicated to the overall strategy of the programme, features of the operations, target (...) Read more.

The 2nd edition of the "Blue bioeconomy report" is now online

EUMOFA has recently published the second edition of the study “Blue bioeconomy report”. The study aims to provide an updated overview of the European Union’s blue bioeconomy sector, focusing on cutting-edge applications of aquatic biomass by examining three topics.  Integrated Multi-Trophic (...) Read more.

EU strategy on offshore renewable energy

To ensure that offshore renewable energy can help reach the EU's ambitious energy and climate targets, the Commission published a dedicated EU strategy on offshore renewable energy COM(2020)741 on 19 November 2020 that assesses its potential contribution and proposes ways (...) Read more.

The AQUA-LIT Toolbox is out and running!

Discover the AQUA-LIT Toolbox, an online repository full of solutions and recommendations for a better handling of marine litter.The EMFF funded project AQUA-LIT have been working over the last 2 years to bring to life the AQUA-LIT Toolbox, an online (...) Read more.

Explore the Black Sea Virtual Knowledge Centre

The Black Sea Virtual Knowledge Centre (BSVKC) is a project supported by the European Commission and managed by the Permanent International Secretariat of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC PERMIS). The objective of the BSVKC is to provide a (...) Read more.

COSME Call for proposals | Tourism and Digitalisation

The general objective of this Call is to boost the uptake of digitalisation and innovation by tourism SMEs through transnational cooperation and capacity building.  The action aims at: reinforcing transnational and cross-border cooperation, in particular integration of tourism businesses and stakeholders in (...) Read more.

The BlueMed Implementation plan released

The BlueMed Implementation Plan, drafted in June 2020, is now final and available on the BlueMed website.It presents the thematic and structuring activities to be developed in order to ignite a transformative process at Mediterranean level, addressing the shared research-based (...) Read more.

Circle the Med: The Mediterranean Hybrid Forum 2020

Circle the Med Forum represents a pathway to sustainability. It follows a new development model that decouples growth from resource constraints. We are promoting new production-consumption models and business initiatives in a “circular way”.A prosperous and peaceful Mediterranean region in (...) Read more.

MaRINET2 sets up online offshore renewables course

The MaRINET2 project consortium has organized a short online free course for offshore renewable energy researchers who will discuss methods for reducing uncertainty in techno-economic analysis of ocean energy. The topics covered include integrated tank testing, hydrodynamics of fixed and (...) Read more.


The vision of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development is ‘the science we need for the ocean we want’. To achieve the Ocean Decade vision, a wide range of partners will implement endorsed Decade Actions in (...) Read more.

What Future for the Blue Economy?

The European Commission is in the process of shaping the new comprehensive approach to the blue economy. This initiative will identify ways to make the EU’s ‘blue economy’ more sustainable, in line with the European Green Deal. The blue economy (...) Read more.

BLUE BIO MED open kick-off meeting

The BLUE BIO MED (Interreg MED) project officially kicked off in September this year and it is now up and running. The official open launch event will be on Tuesday 20 October (14.30-17.30).This will be the occasion for the project (...) Read more.

BlueMED Preliminary Implementation Plan

The BlueMed Research and Innovation Initiative is formally joined by 16 EU and non-EU Mediterranean countries and steered by the EuroMediterranean Group of Senior Officials BlueMed Working Group (GSO BlueMed WG), co-chaired by the European Commission and the co-chair of (...) Read more.

Blue Growth Elevator Pitch Competition

Intéressé par l’économie bleue ? Assistez à un concours européen de projets innovants sur l’économie bleue ! Dans le cadre du projet européen MISTRAL, le Pôle Mer Méditerranée organise une « Blue Growth Elevator pitch competition ». L’évènement aura lieu le (...) Read more.

2nd Circular Economy Open Call for Adopters

Are you a European SME with a circular idea, interested in creating a plan for the circular development? The C-VoUCHER open call will launch on August 3rd and will close on Oct, 30th, 2020 at 17:00 (Brussels Local Time).C-VoUCHER will (...) Read more.

Targeted Consultation on International Ocean Governance

Consultation outcomeThe contributions will help re-examine the EU's role in international ocean governance, assess the three priorities of the current agenda (actions and goals) and identify new policy areas/actions to tackle existing and emerging challenges.The targeted consultation complements the International (...) Read more.

Applied Blue Biotechnology Master

Blue Biotechnology, or Marine Biotechnology, is a scientific-business activity that seeks the application of biotechnological advances to marine and aquatic environments. The European Blue Growth Strategy considers Blue Biotechnology as one of the five sectors with the greatest potential for (...) Read more.

Ocean Decade Virtual Series

The Ocean Decade Virtual Series is a series of high-level and scientific interactive virtual dialogues aimed at mobilizing the global ocean community and fostering transformative partnerships and innovative solution-oriented actions to achieve the Decade Outcomes.The series will be organized around (...) Read more.

INFODAY Blue Economy Window Call

Save the date!EASME is organising a virtual Info-day on the forthcoming 2020 Blue Economy Window call on 24 November 2020. For updates on the call publication, check regularly the F&T opportunity portal!bp89rj

2nd Advisory Board of the Blue Growth Community

On Monday, 27 July 2020, the Blue Growth Community (BGC) celebrated its 2nd Advisory Board meeting (on-line event) with a high participation -more than 120 registered persons and around 65 permanent attending participants- among the BGC members, MED Blue Growth (...) Read more.

ETME Committee Professional profiles report

MEDports Association’s Employment, Training and Maritime Expertise (ETME) Committee has been working on the most requested professional profiles in Mediterranean ports. To obtain the appropriate results, the ETME Committee launched a survey in 2019 covering 4 domains: Port management, IT, (...) Read more.

Call for expression of interest for Covid-19 Response and Recovery Partnerships - Pilot Action for Interregional InnovationCOVID – Deadline 7 September 2020

Under this Call, DG REGIO seeks expressions of interest from transnational partnerships of regional authorities, including ecosystems of regional stakeholders (universities, research centres, clusters, SMEs, etc.) willing to pilot interregional innovation partnerships. The objective is to incentivise business investment projects (...) Read more.

MPA NETWORKS marches on

Despite the current context, the MPA NETWORKS project is in full swing. This project, which gathers 10 partners and is led by MedPAN, aims at strengthening Marine Protected Area managers networks in the Mediterranean to boost the efficiency of MPAs. (...) Read more.

Bluebio Call Announcement

The call is targeted on supply systems in the blue bioeconomy: logistics and transportation – from harvest to processing. The scope of the call is to fund projects that facilitate the transfer (i.e. logistics, preservation and transportation) of bio-resources from (...) Read more.

Mapping of Small-scale Fisheries Initiatives.

To meet the ambitious targets set by the Regional Plan of Action for Small-scale Fisheries in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, and in order to disseminate and scale-up best practices, promote cooperation and identify gaps and areas for investment (...) Read more.

LIFE programme: Call for proposals

In the area of climate action, the EU will invest €46.8 million to support climate change mitigation, adaptation and governance and information projects. This includes practical support for Member States drafting their 2030 national climate and energy plans that will (...) Read more.

1st MPA-ENGAGE Webinar series

During the last 3 weeks, MPA-ENGAGE has been conducting their first webinar series course entitled "Mediterranean MPAs facing Climate Change". Over the course of three consecutive weeks, participants learned how to gather the key information needed to develop a climate (...) Read more.

World Economic Forum Virtual Ocean Dialogues

The World Economic Forum has organised for this week a series of webinars called OceanDialogues. Content is split across 3 key themes that allow you to explore the diverse topics addressed during the meeting. Some of the webinars taking place (...) Read more.

EU Sustainable Energy Week 2020

The EU Sustainable Energy Week 2020 is coming to you live wherever you are. The digital Policy Conference will run online from 23 to 25 June 2020. The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) brings together policymakers, stakeholders and citizens to (...) Read more.

MSP-MED Kick off Meeting

In March 2020, the MSP-MED project “Towards the Spatial Plan of Mediterranean” (one of the awarded projects of the EMFF-MSP-2019 call for projects) was launched with the first on-line kick off meeting, taking place with the support of the AM (...) Read more.

Cancellation of European Maritime Day 2020

20 May is European Maritime Day. Every year the EU organises the EMD conference around that date. It is one of the highlights of the maritime calendar, with up to 1,500 stakeholders joining as we celebrate the blue economy. This (...) Read more.

How the blue economy can help Europe tackle climate change?

The Parliament Magazine published the article "How the blue economy can help Europe tackle climate change?". Blue Growth is the European Commission’s long-term strategy to support sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sectors. Please access the article:

WestMED: Towards a Maritime Innovation Technologies Platform

WestMED Initiative organized a series of Hackathon type meetings amongst which Hackathon n4 discussed and assessed the potential for a Mediterranean-wide Maritime Innovation Technologies Platform (Med-MIT) or similar actions and/or projects that could allow for greater cooperation between clusters, research/technological (...) Read more.


The unexpected break-out and global spread of the pandemic labelled COVD-19 is posing extremely serious challenges for the whole economy. In such a difficult time, nonetheless, crowdfunding has proven to be a trusted and reliable tool to support civic and (...) Read more.

Blue Deal Project is committed to Open Innovation

BLUE DEAL project intends to perform open innovation actions in target regions to develop cooperation mechanisms between SMEs, PAs, Knowledge institutions and civil society and promote new initiatives for Blue Energy deployment in the Mediterranean region. For further information, you (...) Read more.

Portugal National Hub gets regional stakeholders onboard

Fórum Oceano, the Portuguese National Hub, organised, in collaboration with the Regional Coordination and Development Commissions of Alentejo and Algarve, a series of meetings to bring together the regional stakeholders. These sessions happened on the 11th of February in Évora (...) Read more.

First Annual Assembly of the Blue Growth Community

The Blue Growth Community organized its First Annual Assembly with a significant participation of the new associated projects and many interested regions in Blue Economy The last 4th and 5th February 2020, the Blue Growth Community, represented by the core (...) Read more.

Registrations to WestMED Hackathons Barcelona are open!

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 (...) Read more.

Launch of the BlueInvest Platform

The European Commission has launched on 13 September the Blue Invest Platform which aims to support investment readiness and access to finance for early-stage businesses, SMEs and scale-ups in the blue economy. The Blue Invest Platform provides the following services: (...) Read more.

WestMED, Steering Committee, 23 October in Rabat

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 (...) Read more.

Ocean Hackathon, from 11th to 13th October 2019

Bring your own expertise, share your ideas, imagine innovative solutions, design new digital tools, develop your network, get access to unexploited data, learn more together coached by experts... and enjoy a friendly week-end! Ocean hackathon® is a 48 hours non-stop (...) Read more.

Business2Sea, on November 11 – 13 in Porto

Business2Sea is an international event dedicated to the development of projects and businesses 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 (...) Read more.

EMFF - Maritime Spatial Planning Call for Proposals

The objective of this call for proposals is to support the establishment and implementation of Maritime Spatial Plans in line with the objectives pursued in the framework of the MSP Directive. More specifically, this action intends to support Member States (...) Read more.

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 (...) Read more.

Towards a Blue Revolution: A TNC and Encourage Capital Report

The Nature Conservancy and Encourage Capital have partnered to create a guide to impact investing in sustainable aquaculture, launched today. This guide represents the first-ever attempt to comprehensively assess the potential of sustainable aquaculture through both an environmental and financial (...) Read more.

Blue Economy WestMED Hackathons: May 14, Palermo

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 (...) Read more.

EUSAIR Stakeholder Platform Now Available Online

The EUSAIR stakeholder platform is conceived as the most important tool of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic-Ionian Region (EUSAIR) to increase stakeholder engagement, coordination and implementation process. The Platform is managed by Marche Region - Integrated Planning, International Activities, (...) Read more.

Maritime & Blue Logistics Startup Weekend

Maritime & Blue Logistics Startup Weekend 54 hours is all you need to disrupt in the maritime logistic sector, today! Do you have an idea you would like to pursue or a problem you would like to solve but don't (...) Read more.


The COFUND is the result of a collaboration between JPI Oceans and the former ERA-NETS COFASP and ERA MBT and consists of 27 partners from 16 countries. The main objective of the COFUND is to establish a coordinated R&D funding (...) Read more.

EASME Call for tender Blue Economy Development Framework

EASME has launched a call for tender on Blue Economy: EASME/2019/OP/0008 Design and Implementation of a Blue Economy Development Framework. The deadline for presentation of offers is 26 April 2019. More detailed information can be found here:

European Maritime Day

The focus of the European Maritime Day 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal, will be on blue entrepreneurship, innovation and investment to transform traditional maritime sectors and boost emerging technologies and value chains. A specific focus will be put on research and (...) Read more.

Launch of a new initiative on Maritime Spatial Planning

UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and the European Commission launched MSPGlobal, a new global project on maritime spatial planning, on 11 and 12 February at UNESCO Headquarters. The project aims to promote better maritime spatial planning with a view to (...) Read more.

Agenda of the 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 March 26th, 2019 – Thon EU, Brussels Draft Agenda 08:30 – 09:00 Registration 09:00 – 09:15 Opening Session European Commission (...) Read more.

List of GFCM meetings for 2019 already available

The list of the meetings to be held by GFCM along the year 2019 is already available for the public. You can access the list under the link below (previous registration required):

A new Bureau for the GFCM

In the mark of the forty-second session of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM), which was resumed on Friday 14 December 2018, the GFCM elected its new Bureau for a two-year renewable mandate. Roland Kristo, from Albania, was (...) Read more.

World Ocean Summit 2019

The sixth World Ocean Summit will strive to build greater collaboration across regions and connect the world to new ideas and perspectives. Taking place in March 2019, this world-renowned event will take place in the Middle East for the first (...) Read more.

Initial outline for the Estonian MSP now available

The English version of the initial outline for the Estonian MSP and the memorandum of intention to conduct impact assessment is now available. The document will also be shared with Baltic Sea countries for their information. The document constitutes the (...) Read more.

Declaration Algiers: Western Mediterranean countries Meeting

Ministers of the Western Mediterranean countries, at the presence of the European Commission and the Union for the Mediterranean, have adopted a declaration to strengthen maritime regional cooperation under the WestMED initiative. This initiative promotes the sustainable blue economy in the (...) Read more.

Lisbon will host the second UN Ocean Conference

In June 2017, after the inaugural Ocean Conference, the Portuguese Government informed the UN-Oceans conference that Portugal was willing to organize the second edition of the event. It was now confirmed by the Portuguese Ministry of the Sea that the (...) Read more.

Blue Bioeconomy Forum, 07th December in Amsterdam

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. During the event, the current status of the emerging Blue (...) Read more.

Blue Invest in the Med, January 2019, Malta

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 (...) Read more.

Blue Invest in the Mediterranean 2019

Following the successful "Blue Invest" event of May 2018 in Brussels, and within the context of its work on blue investment, the European Commission (DG MARE) is hosting the “Blue Invest in the Mediterranean 2019” event. It will take place (...) Read more.

2018 Blue Sea Land

In the framework of the event "2018 Blue Sea Land" (4-7 October, Mazara del Vallo, Italy) the UfM Secretariat organized the thematic panel “Marine litter and biodiversity: Plastic Busters MPAs in action in the Mediterranean”. The panel focused on the (...) Read more.

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 (...) Read more.

BLUEMED National Consultation Days

"We stress the importance of structuring Euro-Mediterranean cooperation in marine and maritime sectors to encompass a broad range of objectives comprising the creation of new, blue jobs and social well-being while also being mindful of sustainable development and the preservation (...) Read more.

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 (...) Read more.

2018 Annual Economic Report on EU Blue Economy

The 2018 Annual Economic Report on EU Blue Economy, has been published. The report was prepared jointly by the JRC and the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission (DG MARE). It intends to measure the trends, (...) Read more.

4th Meeting of the WestMed Steering Committee

The 4th Meeting of the WestMed Steering Committee will be held on 3 October 2018 in Algiers (Algeria). The meeting will have as priorities the adoption of the document summarizing common priorities and, on the other hand, the discussion on (...) Read more.

Launch of the "TransLogMED" project

The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) has launched the “TransLogMED” project at the first Mediterranean Conference on Maritime Transport and Logistics, held on 8-9 May in Ismailia (Egypt), under the auspices of H.E. Abdel Fattah El Sisi, President of Egypt (...) Read more.

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 (...) Read more.

CPMR Intermediterranean Commission

After the last meetings held in Naples in November 2017, the Mediterranean regions will gather again in the framework of their CPMR Intermediterranean Commission Working Groups and Political Bureau. The meetings will be held on 14-15 February in Cartagena (Murcia, (...) Read more.

Sustainable Blue Economy

The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), launched a call for proposals titled “Sustainable Blue Economy” with a view to accelerate the deployment of the blue economy across Europe while consolidating efforts and recent developments to support the (...) Read more.

UfM Regional Stakeholder Conference on Blue Economy

The UfM Conference held in Naples on 29-30 November highlighted the key role of the Blue Economy in sustainable development, jobs creation and investments Read more:

Project “Med Coasts for Blue Growth”

In December 2017, the project “Med Coasts for Blue Growth (MEDCOAST4BG )” received the UfM label. The project general objective is to analyze and promote the co-evolution of human activities and natural systems in coastal areas particularly or potentially devoted (...) Read more.


DIVECO2 aims to support the sustainable development of the fishery sector in Algeria, with a focus on marine and continental aquaculture. Associations in the field of fisheries and aquaculture in Algeria will attend training sessions held under the EU-funded Economic (...) Read more.