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Oct 15
Online Seminar:

Webinar on Wind Energy and Fisheries in the US: October 15, 16, & 30, 2020.

15.10.2020 - 30.10.2020

Please save the date for a three-day workshop to explore the Synthesis of the Science for Fisheries and Offshore Wind. The Responsible Offshore Development Alliance (RODA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) are convening this workshop to collectively share completed, ongoing, and planned research relevant to offshore wind and fisheries. The workshop will engage key experts, including fishermen, fishing industry representatives, agency representatives, wind energy developers, relevant fisheries managers, and expert scientists and academics to build and refine a regional fisheries and offshore science agenda, including through the Responsible Offshore Science Alliance (ROSA).

Workshop dates: October 15, 16, & 30, 2020.


• Physical oceanographic impacts

• Biological impacts

• Ecosystem impacts

• Fishing industry operational and economic impacts

• Effects to regional scientific surveys, scientific advice, and management

• Innovative sampling and monitoring techniques

• Evolving offshore wind technologies and future considerations

Please see here for more information. To register for the event, please follow the link.

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Oct 29
Online meeting:

Research and Innovation in the Black Sea: Empowering the next generation for a healthy, resilient and productive Black Sea

29.10.2020 - 30.10.2020

The Blue Growth Initiative for Research and Innovation in the Black Sea is organizing a virtual event that will take place on 29-30 October 2020 to give an update on the Black Sea Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA), discuss the COVID-19 impacts on research and innovation underpinning Blue Growth in the Black Sea, and launch its Young Ambassadors Programme with the participation of Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth.

The virtual event is organized on the special occasion of the International Black Sea Day (31 October 2020).

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

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Nov 03

Blue Platform Workshop: Maritime Spatial Planning in Denmark.


The Blue Platform Workshop: Maritime Spatial Planning in Denmark will be held on 3 November 2020.

The workshop will be organised by Guldborgsund Municipality - a draft agenda wil be available shortly. 


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Nov 11
Online meeting:

2nd Baltic Sea Region Planning Forum.


2nd Planning Forum of the Baltic Sea Region’s planners will take place on 11 November 2020 online.

More information coming soon. Please see here for more details.

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Nov 12
Consultation meeting:

21st Joint HELCOM-VASAB MSP WG Online Meeting.

12.11.2020 - 13.11.2020

21st Joint HELCOM-VASAB MSP WG online meeting will be held on 12-13 November 2020.

More information coming soon. Please see here for more details.

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Nov 30

CommOCEAN 2020

30.11.2020 - 02.12.2020

Sopot, Poland

The 4th International Marine Science Communication Conference programme combines hands-on exercises in current science communication skills for disseminating ocean research and technology, with plenty of expertise-sharing, social interaction and fascinating marine science along the way.

Online abstract submissions will open in early May and the full programme will be released in September.

For more information and registration, see the project event page .

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Jan 07

IUCN World Conservation Congress.

07.01.2021 - 15.01.2021

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 7-15 Januray 2021 in Marseille, France.

For more information, please see the event page

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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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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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Jun 01

4th Baltic MSP Forum.

01.06.2021 - 02.06.2021

The 4th Baltic MSP Forum will be held on 1-2 June 2021 in Jūrmala, Latvia.

Final conference of the Capacity4MSP project and Land-Sea Act project. 

For more information please see here.

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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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