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Events

2019

September

Sep 17

Mediterranean Coast and Macro-regional Strategies Week 2019 – SEA4FUTURE

17.09.2019 - 28.09.2019

Slovenian Coast

SAVE THE DATE for the »Mediterranean Coast and Macro-regional Strategies Week 2019 – SEA4FUTURE« which will take place between the 17–28 September 2019 at Slovenian coast.

The traditional event aims to raise awareness on the sea and coast and their natural resources and economic potential, as well as to expose the risks to which the sea and coast are exposed to due to the natural phenomena and human actions. The event will bring together practitioners, experts and general public. Special attention will be given to the stakeholders’ views on the state of play and the future of the sea and coastal management.

The Mediterranean countries are celebrating the Mediterranean Coast Day since its launch on the 25th of September 2007. The 25th of September was chosen as the Mediterranean Coast Day to honour Slovenia as the first country in the Mediterranean region which ratified the Protocol on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) in 2009. The ICZM Protocol is a unique legal instrument which allows the countries in the Mediterranean to better manage and protect their coastal zones in pursuit of sustainable development. Each year, one of the Mediterranean countries is a host of the Mediterranean Coast Day main celebration, while other countries organize their own events. 

In Slovenia, the celebration is widely known as the “Mediterranean Coast Week” and is inextricably linked to the regional cooperation under the three European macro-regional strategies which are implemented in the Slovenian territory, namely the Danube, Adriatic-Ionian and Alpine strategy.

“Mediterranean Coast Week” will take place between the 17 -28 September 2019 at Slovenian coast. Events will bring together experts and general public.

Further information about the event will be available on the dedicated website of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR) in the next weeks: http://www.adriatic-ionian.eu/ .

On the EUSAIR YOUTUBE dedicated channel short video reportage from the Mediterranean Coast and Macro-regional Strategies Week 2018 activities is available “Mediterranean Coast and EU Macro-regional Strategies Week – SEE MY SEA''.

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Sep 23

Conference: Shaping marine and coastal space

23.09.2019 - 24.09.2019

Gdansk. Poland

The conference is organised by the Task force for urban and metropolitan areas of the Committee for Spatial Economy and Regional Planning, Polish Academy of Sciences, the Task force for the integrated development policy for Europe and Poland of the Committee for Spatial Economy and Regional Planning, Polish Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the Faculty of Economics of the University of Gdańsk, the Faculty of Architecture of the Gdańsk University of Technology, the Maritime Institute in Gdańsk, the Institute of Development in Sopot and the European Regional Science Association Polish Section.

  • First plenary session (in English): How marine space is shaped if people live outside
  • Second plenary session (in English): Planning the sea and coastal zone

The second day of the conference will be in Polish only.

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Sep 24

YOUMARES 2019

24.09.2019 - 27.09.2019

Bremen, Germany

We want YOU and your session at YOUMARES 2019, on September 24 to 27 2019 in Bremen!

YOU as advanced (Master or PhD) student have a broad overview as well as a detailed understanding of your marine research subject? And YOUR field of investigation or interest should become a focus? Great!

YOU can chair a scientific session for a young, professional audience! This requires the handling of the presenters abstracts and the moderation of the session during the conference.

YOU will publish a peer-reviewed review article (plus the abstracts of your session) in the YOUMARES Conference Proceedings 2019, which will be published as open access book with Springer.*

YOU and one invited speaker for your session will be free of conference fees.

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Sep 26

13th International Conference on Oceanography & Marine Biology

26.09.2019 - 27.09.2019

London, UK

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. 

Website:   https://marinebiology-oceanography.euroscicon.com/
 

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Sep 30

Partnership for Regional Ocean Governance

30.09.2019 - 02.10.2019

Berlin, Germany

The Partnerhsip for Regional Ocean Governance team is currently preparing the organisation of the PROG Marine Regions Forum in collaboration with renowned international experts from practice and science. The PROG Marine Regions Forum is a new format which will facilitate solution-oriented learning and exchange among different sectors and marine regions. The aim of the conference is to support the development of new governance approaches to address critical ocean sustainability challenges. The first conference will take place from 30 September to 2 October 2019 in Berlin, Germany.

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October

Oct 14

INTERREG MED BIODIVERSITY PROTECTION COMMUNITY Final Conference

14.10.2019 - 16.10.2019

Malaga, Spain

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

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Oct 22

14th MEDCOAST Congress on Coastal and Marine Sciences, Engineering, Management & Conservation

22.10.2019 - 26.10.2019

Marmaris, Turkey

The fourteenth MEDCOAST congress in Marmaris (Turkey) takes place at a time when the European Commission is keenly involved in facilitating programs for Mediterranean and the Black Sea in the fields of Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP), Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) and Blue Growth (Economy). The Marmaris congress will provide excellent opportunities for discussing national and regional efforts and capabilities in these and related fields as well as the future needs and directions. The meeting will also be a good occasion for networking and collaboration initiatives.

The congress takes place at a time when the European Commission is keenly involved in facilitating programs for the Mediterranean and the Black Sea in the fields of Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP), Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) and Blue Growth (Economy) and this important event will be an excellent opportunity for discussing national and regional efforts and capacities, as well as for networking and collaboration. 

The deadline for abstract submission is 31 May 2019.

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Oct 23

Our Ocean Conference 2019

23.10.2019 - 24.10.2019

Oslo, Norway

The Our Ocean conferences focus on the key ocean issues of our time – marine protected areas, sustainable fisheries, marine pollution, and climate-related impacts on the ocean. More information about Our Ocean 2019 is forthcoming.

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November

Nov 19

Maritime Spatial Planning Forum “Global meets regional”

19.11.2019 - 21.11.2019

Riga, Latvia

How can we improve understanding of Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning worldwide?
We invite marine spatial planners, decision-makers, representatives of the private sector and civil society, researchers and other experts to save the date for the
Maritime Spatial Planning Forum: Global Meets Regional (MSPforum)!

By providing a space for sharing of experiences, analyses and best practices of different MSP processes worldwide, the MSPforum will empower stakeholders to identify solutions and commit to cross-sectoral actions to conserve our ocean and use its resources in a sustainable way.

It will serve as a joint event for the 4th International MSPforum, 3rd Baltic MSP Forum and final conference of the Pan Baltic Scope project. 

It is organized together by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, VASAB, Pan Baltic Scope and European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.

Stay tuned for more details on how to register for the MSPforum!

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Nov 20

Sustainable Ocean Summit - Investing in Ocean Futures: Finance and Innovation for the Blue Economy

20.11.2019 - 22.11.2019

Paris, France

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.

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2020

January

Jan 15

Marine Spatial Planning: an experience in the Maldives

15.01.2020 - 23.01.2020

Magoodhoo, Faafu Atoll, Maldives

The general objective of the training workshop is to test an MSP process through the creation of co-produced knowledge related to critical issues and opportunities of the Maldivian island/s by incorporating, socio-economic, cultural, and environmental aspects considering also climate change issues. The workshop is organized by the Planning Climate Change research group of the Iuav University of Venice. The participants and all the activities will be hosted by the Marine Research and High Education Center (MaRHE Center) of the University of Milano-Bicocca (www.marhe.unimib.it).    The deadline for the registration is the 1st October 2019.

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April

Apr 20

International Coastal Symposium

20.04.2020 - 23.04.2020

Seville, Spain

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 an abstract, important dates and registration, visit the conference webpage: https://www.ics2020.org/

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