Events Archive


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Mar 30

Capacity4MSP Partner Meeting


Warsaw, Poland.

CANCELLED (More information coming soon)

The Capacity4MSP project is organising the first partner meeting on 30 March 2020 in Warsaw, Poland.

See the event page to register.

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Mar 10

2nd UfM Stakeholders Conference on Blue Economy

10.03.2020 - 11.03.2020

Palau de Pedralbes, Barcelona


The Stakeholders Conference is organised to offer the possibility to consult with a wide range of relevant actors on priority themes identified by the countries to feed the joint post 2020 Blue Economy agenda:

  • Promote dialogue and exchange of experiences on common areas of work;
  • Keep stock of the progress of the activities at regional level;
  • Maintain a high participatory approach to ensure stakeholder involvement in pulling together capacities, mandates and resources.

This conference is a key step on the way to the 2020 UfM Ministerial Conference on Blue Economy, scheduled for the 2nd July in Malta.

For more information and registration, see the event page.

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Mar 09

World Ocean Summit 2020

09.03.2020 - 10.03.2020

Tokyo, Japan


The seventh World Ocean Summit will be held at the Hotel Okura in Tokyo, Japan, on 9-10 March 2020. As an event existing since 2012, it will bring together a global group of policymakers, businesses, civil society leaders, investors, scientists and entrepreneurs with the purpose of debating and developing new ideas on how to decouple the economic growth from ocean degradation.

For more information and registration, see the event page.

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Mar 03

ECOMAR Final Conference


Copenhagen, Denmark

This is the Final Conference of the ECOMAR project. The outcomes of the project will be presented, and the focus will be on how ecosystem-based Maritime Spatial Planning should be carried out in data-rich sub-regions like the North Sea and Baltic Sea.

More information will soon be available on the event webpage.

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Feb 06

All-Atlantic Ocean Research Forum

06.02.2020 - 07.02.2020

Brussels, Belgium

The All-Atlantic Ocean Research Forum will bring together political and community leaders, researchers, industry representatives, youth ambassadors and stakeholders from across the Atlantic region in order to present the results of their cooperation and impact on the citizens living along the Atlantic coasts. 

For more information, see the event page.

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Feb 06

Blue Platform workshop: Alignment of aquaculture legislation

06.02.2020 - 07.02.2020

Helsinki, Finland

The Blue Platform is organising its first workshop! 

The aim is to compare, review and suggest alignments of legislation of (mainly fish) aquaculture in the Baltic Sea Region.

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

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Feb 06

2nd International Workshop on Maritime Spatial Planning

06.02.2020 - 07.02.2020

Cádiz, Spain

This event will be held in the University of Cádiz, in the Library of the Campus of Puerto Real (Sala de aprendizaje), and is aimed at managers and public employees, professionals and companies, social agents, PhD students and other interested parties. 

Its objective is to address the issues of greatest relevance and interest for the application of Directive 2014/89/EU of Marine Spatial Planning in Spain and Andalusia. It will begin by addressing the international framework and the experiences of the pilot projects developed in Spain, specifically the SIMNORAT, SIMWEST and MarSP projects.

For more information and application see the page of the event. 

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Feb 04

Euromaritime 2020

04.02.2020 - 06.02.2020

Marseille, France

This exhibition aims to bring together all players in the maritime economy. The international event will take place in Marseille from 04 - 06 February 2020. Throughout the course of the event it will be possible to meet more than 250 exhibitors and attend several conferences. Euromaritime is geared towards provision of a business platform for those working in the maritime economy.

For more information and to request your badge, see the event page.

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Feb 04

BlueInvest Day 2020


Brussels, Belgium

The annual BlueInvest Day will bring together innovators, entrepreneurs, investors and enablers in the Blue Economy, with the objective of generating concrete business opportunities and visibility for your business. Connect with captains of industry, impact investors and high-level representatives from government and the public sector.

For more information and registration, see the event page Blue Invest Day 2020.


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Jan 20

Eurolag9 - conference on coastal lagoons and transitional environments

20.01.2020 - 24.01.2020

Venice, Italy

This conference seeks to bring together scientists, managers and stakeholders to discuss new scientific findings and experiences on the knowledge and use of coastal lagoons, from cold fresh-water Baltic lagoons to the warm hypersaline lagoons in the Mediterranean. Future vision and knowledge needs for coastal transitional environments are going to be the keywords for this conference.

The Eurolag conference, held every 2 years from 2003, for many years has welcomed colleagues from other continents, even if the initial focus was on European lagoons. 

For more information and registration, see the event page. 

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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 (    The deadline for the registration is the 1st October 2019.

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Jan 15

Coastal Futures Conference

15.01.2020 - 16.01.2020


The Costal Futures conferences have existed since 1994 and offer strong perspectives, reviews, future trends and networking thanks to a wide cross-section of coastal and marine practitioners on topical issues covering a wide range of sectors.

This two-day conference will deal with climate change, protection of the marine environment, fisheries, offshore wind and many other subjects, including Maritime Spatial Planning. The event will take place at the Royal Geographical Society in London.

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

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