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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.
More information here
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''.
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.
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.
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.
The EMSEA’s 7th annual conference will be hosted by the Azores' Regional Fund for Science and Technology (FRCT). Theme 4 of EMSEA 2019 is about Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) & Marine Spatial Planning (MSP). Invitations will be sent to projects that can showcase the relationship between ocean literacy, understanding the value of MPAs & improving MSP for all stakeholders. The abstract submission is open until 30th April.
Local, regional, and national-level spatial planners are invited to join the cross border meeting 'When planners meet in the Gulf of Bothnia' on 17-18 September in Pori, Finland. Registration has opened.
- Building Networks – Cross border and cross level
- Stakeholder Involvement. Why? How? When?
- Lessons from FIAXSE. Results and recommendations
The International Conference on Coastal Ecosystem and Management is scheduled on September 16-17, 2019 at Amsterdam, Netherlands. Coastal Zone 2019 includes prompt keynote presentations, oral talks, poster presentations and exhibitions. This Coastal Zone 2019 aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Coastal ecosystem and ocean sciences. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of coastal zone management.
More information is available here: https://europeanmeetings.net/conferences/coastalzone
A research workshop of the MSPRN and AESOP Thematic Group on Transboundary Spaces, Policy Diffusion and Planning Cultures will be organised by the University of Hamburg. The workshop will focus specifically on the challenges of spatial planning and governance at the land-sea interface.
Workshop Title: Spatial Strategies at the Land-Sea Interface: Rethinking Maritime Spatial Planning
Under the EU Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) Directive, Member States are tasked with the preparation of maritime spatial plans by 2021. These plans are required to take account of land-sea interactions. Experience to date, however, indicates that MSP occupies a different institutional and policy space to land-based terrestrial spatial planning. At the same time as MSP is becoming established as a formal policy instrument applied in a coordinated manner across Europe, European spatial planning has reached an impasse, with a discernible shift away from ambitious spatial strategies over the last two decades. Furthermore, as policies and practices of integrated coastal zone management are displaced through a focus of attention on MSP, there is a risk of a ‘new coastal squeeze’ where the land and marine become institutionalised as distinct policy spaces. This interdisciplinary workshop aims to explore and critically reflect on the capacity for MSP and spatial planning more broadly to address the challenges posed by the sustainable governance of the land-sea interface. In particular, we will focus on the spatial dimensions of MSP and spatial planning at the coast. Key topics for discussion and reflection include the capacity of MSP to work with relational connections across space and the potential to engage with place-based knowledges and multiple ways of knowing the sea. The workshop will include a mix of keynote presentations, interactive break-out sessions and a limited number of research papers solicited through an open call for papers (abstracts due 15 July).
The central theme of this conference is to investigate planning in places which are defined by their peripherality or location between two or more boundaries. The challenges of planning and regeneration of coastal settlements provides an obvious focus, but the theme might also encompass the planning of places at the edge of their territories, in a ‘frontier zone’, on a migration route or at a transition between different physical environments.
The European Council of Spatial Planners (ECTP) Biennial conference is in association with Plymouth City Council, Destination Plymouth, the University's Planning School and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
During the conference hundreds of participants gather to present and discuss the latest marine science, develop new ideas, and establish partnerships. The scientific programme provides opportunities for everyone, from students and early career scientists to senior scientists and leaders of research institutes, to engage and contribute. Online registration is now open.