Jan 28

A blue dimension to the Green Deal: The way towards a sustainable recovery of the blue economy in Europe



SEArica, in cooperation with the Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission and the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions, organises an online conference dedicated to "A blue dimension to the Green Deal: The way towards a sustainable recovery of the blue economy in Europe". The event will be held online on Thursday, 28 January 2021 from 10:00 to 12:30 (CET).

Further information and online registration are available on the event webpage.

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Feb 01
Online meeting:

3rd Forum of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Mediterranean.

01.02.2021 - 05.02.2021

MedPAN, SPA/RAC, WWF, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, and their partners, organise the 3rd edition of the Forum of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Mediterranean. The 2020 MPA Forum process will comprise two major steps:

  • An online consultation process, including virtual forum sessions from 1st to 5th February 2021.
  • A face-to-face forum event to be held in 2021 or 2022.

More information coming soon.

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Feb 04

Business opportunities in the maritime sector in Algeria


Discover the business opportunities in the maritime sector in Algeria through the webinar organised by Pôle Mer Méditerranée and CCI Algéro-Française (French only). 

Further information and online registration are available on the event webpage.


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Feb 22
Final Conference:

One Mediterranean: practices, results and strategies for a common Sea

22.02.2021 - 24.02.2021



BlueMed CSA Final Conference

BlueMed CSA is organising its final conference from 22 to 24 February 2020, which will be broadcast from a digital hub located at the National Research Council (CNR, Italian acronym) in Rome, Italy. The event will focus on the most relevant outcomes of the BlueMed CSA and will be organised in a lively and engaging manner, making use of devoted tools to favour the active participation of all attendees.

The official language will be English, but simultaneous interpretation into French and Arabic will be available. 

For more information and to register, please see the event page.

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Mar 02

Blue Economy Forum: The Way to Green Recovery



The Delphi Economic Forum and the Institute for Sustainable Development of EPLO - the European Public Law Organization are organizing a thought leadership event, to convene leaders, policy-makers and the Blue Economy industry for deliberations over the pressing issues related to the maritime and coastal zone as a par excellence opportunity for sustainable development. With the Blue Economy accounting for approximately 5.4 million jobs and generating a gross added value of almost €750 billion a year in the European Union, seas and oceans and coastal areas are drivers for the European economy and have great potential for innovation and further growth.

The coronavirus pandemic has hit hard sectors such as coastal and marine tourism, fisheries and aquaculture; however, the Blue Economy with all its fully-fledged and emerging sectors can contribute decisively to a green recovery, in line with the EU Green Deal, the UN Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.


  • Policy Orientations
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Shipping and Ports
  • Marine Renewable Energy: An Ocean of Opportunities
  • Maritime and Coastal Tourism

Further information and online registration are available on the event website.

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Mar 23

Better Off Blue Conference

23.03.2021 - 24.03.2021


The Better Off Blue Conference, organised by the SUBMARINER Network and its members, will be held online on 23-24 March 2020.

The topics will include:

  • Macroalgae
  • Innovative fish products
  • Mussels
  • Maritime Spatial Planning
  • Multi-Use
  • Blue Bioeconomy Legislation and regulation
  • Feed
  • Novel products
  • Environmental services / benefits (carbon/nutrients)
  • Start-up pitching
  • Marine litter
  • Blue Biotechnology
  • Optimal siting
  • Relevant technologies in the Baltic

Please see here for more information.


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May 03

International Coastal Symposium

03.05.2021 - 06.05.2021

Seville, Spain

The ICS Organizing Committee has decided to postpone the International Coastal Symposium (ICS2020) planned for April 2020 in Seville, Spain. The Symposium is now re-scheduled for May 2021 (May 3-6), at the same location (Seville, Spain).

More information coming soon. 

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May 20
Maritime Day:

European Maritime Day 2021

20.05.2021 - 21.05.2021

Den Helder, The Netherlands

The European Maritime Day (EMD) 2021 will take place on 20-21 May in Den Helder, the Netherlands. EMD 2021 is the annual two-day event during which Europe’s maritime community meets to network, discuss and forge joint action on maritime affairs and sustainable blue economy. 

EMD Conference 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 a large number of speakers, multiple breakout sessions and project pitch sessions organised by stakeholders and EC services as well as hundreds of B2B meetings. EMD targets professionals from businesses, governments, public institutions, NGOs and academia.

The event will be co-organised with the City of Den Helder, the Province of Noord-Holland and the Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat.

Please see the event page for more details.

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May 31

Kick-off Conference of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

31.05.2021 - 02.06.2021

Berlin, Germany

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research will host an international Kick-Off Conference of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) that will take place in Berlin from 31 May to 2 June 2021.

More information coming soon.

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Jun 08

Seanergy 2021.

08.06.2021 - 11.06.2021

Nantes, Saint-Nazaire, France

Seanergy, an international leading event on offshore wind and marine renewable energy, originally scheduled for June 2020, will be held on 8-11 June 2021. 

For more information, please see the event page

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Jun 28

MARE Conference People & the Sea XI

28.06.2021 - 02.07.2021


The Centre for Maritime Research (MARE) is organising 11th International People and the Sea Conference on 28 June - 2 July 2021. The event will be held virtually. The theme of the 2021 MARE Conference - "Limits to Blue Growth?":

  • Stream 1: Making Blue Livelihoods
  • Stream 2: Knowing the Blue
  • Stream 3: Governing, Steering and Managing the Blue Realm 
  • Stream 4: Emerging Sectors in the Blue Space
  • Stream 5: Resisting Blue Appropriations 
  • Stream 6: Blue Crisis 

Find more information on the theme and streams description here.


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Sep 03

IUCN World Conservation Congress.

03.09.2021 - 11.09.2021

Marseille, France

The IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020, originally scheduled for June 2020, has been postponed due to the situation related to the COVID-19, and will be held on 3-11 September 2021 in Marseille, France.

For more information, please see the event page

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