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.

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Sep 15
Final Conference:

SIMAtlantic Conference


The closing conference for the SIMAtlantic project will be held on 15 September 2021. SIMAtlantic is a 2-year EU-funded project to support the establishment and implementation of maritime spatial planning in the five European Atlantic nations: France, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, and the United Kingdom. The aim of the conference is to share the lessons learnt and best practices identified during the SIMAtlantic project and from elsewhere around Europe, to assist in shaping future cooperation and coherence in maritime spatial planning (MSP). There are six sessions in total, held at the following times:

09.00–10.30 Session 1: Developing a vision for MSP in the European Atlantic region;
11.00–12.30 Session 2A: Governance for transboundary MSPData sharing and stakeholder engagement;
11.00–12.30 Session 2B: Data sharing and stakeholder engagement
13.00–14.30 Session 3A: Beyond environmental assessment towards ecosystem based MSP;
13.00–14.30 Session 3B: Approaches to land-sea interactions in the European Atlantic and beyond;
15.00–16.30 Session 4: Achieving cooperation and coherence in European Atlantic MSP.

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Sep 16

CoastGIS 2021

16.09.2021 - 18.09.2021

Raseborg, Finland & Online

CoastGIS 2021 in Raseborg, hosted by Novia University of Applied Sciences, will be the 14th consecutive symposium for an international exchange of knowledge, ideas and experience on how spatial data and information technologies aid marine and coastal zone managers and stakeholders in better understanding and managing coastal space and resources. It will be a hybrid event, enabling both in-person and virtual participation.

This symposium theme "Sustainable Coastal Planning in a Changing World" refers to the challenges faced worldwide in light of sustainable development and emphasis will be on cooperation in spatial planning between countries. The symposium aims to address recent challenges in managing our coastlines effectively and sustainably.

Abstract submission, as well as early bird and standard registration will be announced later.

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Oct 05
Final Conference:

Final Conference of the MSPglobal Initiative



The Intergovernemental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO is convening together with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) the final conference of their joint MSPglobal Initiative on Tuesday 5 October 2021 from 16:00 to 19:00 CEST (virtual format).

Since its launch in November 2018, in addition to developing international guidance on Marine Spatial Planning (MSP), MSPglobal has implemented two pilot projects in the Western Mediterranean and Southeast Pacific which resulted in the formulation of transboundary recommendations on MSP and the sustainable blue economy. It has also carried out capacity development activities at global scale to foster knowledge exchange and dialogue, in line with the IOC-UNESCO/DG MARE Joint Roadmap to accelerate MSP processes worldwide.

The meeting will have English, French and Spanish interpretation.

Registration will be open soon!

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Oct 20


20.10.2021 - 21.10.2021

Brussels, Belgium

Hack4oceans is a 2-day Youth Innovation Event where participants from across Europe will learn, explore and co-create opportunities for prosperity through ocean conservation and sustainable use of marine resources. Hosted by European Commission’s Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (EC DG MARE), in Brussels, the event will bring together undergraduate students and professional stakeholders coming from the private sector, policy making and academia.

For more information and registration, please see the event website.

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Oct 21
Stakeholder conference:

8th Atlantic Stakeholders Platform Conference


Dublin, Ireland & Online.

The 8th Atlantic Stakeholders Platform Conference (ASPC 2021) will take place one year after the launch of the Atlantic Action Plan 2.0 – A New Approach to the Atlantic Maritime Strategy. The occasion provides stakeholders of the Atlantic Community the opportunity to review the current state-of-play of the Atlantic Action Plan and the way forward. It also presents opportunities to introduce the Community to new players, projects and innovative ways to collaborate toward its implementation.

The conference theme is “Atlantic Pathways to a Green Blue Economy”.

Further information and pre-registration are available on the event page.

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Oct 22

Baltic Sea ports as drivers of the sustainable blue economy: making the Green Deal a reality



The event “Baltic Sea ports as drivers of the sustainable blue economy: making the Green Deal a reality” will be held online on Friday 22 October 2021 from 10h-12h00 CEST. This online seminar is co-organised with the Informal Baltic Sea group and the CPMR Baltic Sea Commission with the support of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions.

See the event page for more details. To register for the event, please follow the link.

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Oct 26

Workshop Offshore Platform Operation, Safety and Logistics within the context of multi-use


Kiel, Germany

The UNITED team is organising a series of multi-use training workshops. The first public available workshop “Workshop Offshore Platform Operation, Safety and Logistics within the context of multi-use” will be held on October 26, 2021 in Kiel, Germany if the COVID19 situation is permitting this. Alternatively an online format will be available.

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Nov 23

WindEurope's annual on- and offshore wind energy event

23.11.2021 - 25.11.2021


Electric City is a new onshore and offshore wind event, with participants from wind and beyond – heavy industry, mobility, district and domestic heating, storage, hybrids, hydrogen and many more – to join the conversation on how we build a clean economy. This means new voices at the conference, debating changes we need in policy, business models and technology to deliver the transition. It means new business partners and customers for you on the exhibition floor. Including people who haven’t engaged with wind before but now want to. It means a unique event where you’ll find the new technologies, new thinking and new relationships to power the energy transition – and Europe’s Green Deal.

For more information, please see the event page.

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