Events Archive


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Sep 23

Transboundary Consultation Meeting on Estonian MSP.


The Transboundary Consultation Meeting on Estonian MSP will be held on 23 September 2020 at 12:00-15:00 CET.

We kindly ask you to register by 21 September 2020 via the following link.

More information about the meeting and the practicalities of the meeting will be sent to the registered participants.

Information about the Estonian MSP is available here.

The organisation of the event is supported by the MSP Assistance Mechanism.

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Sep 22

EMODnet: Showcasing a decade of achievements connecting marine data to knowledge.


EMODnet will organise a virtual event "Showcasing a decade of achievements connecting marine data to knowledge" on 22 September 2020 from 14:00 to 17:00 CEST. This webinar will be an opportunity to take stock of key EMODnet achievements over the past decade with showcases and testimonials from data providers, users and partners.

For more information and registration please see the event page

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Sep 22
Online Seminar:

Online Workshop: Maritime Spatial Planning and Offshore Wind Energy.


The first cross-sectoral workshop within the Capacity4MSP project platform will be dedicated to the Energy sector. The online workshop titled ‘Maritime Spatial Planning and Offshore Wind Energy’ will take place on 22 September 2020.

The workshop aims to support the exchange between the public authorities responsible for maritime spatial planning, offshore wind energy authorities, and the offshore wind industry. The workshop is led by the SUBMARINER Network for Blue Growth EEIG on behalf of the Capacity4MSP project and co-organised by WindEurope, EUSBSR PA Energy, BEMIP (energy ministries), Vattenfall, German and Estonian wind energy associations.

Apart from sharing good practices and lessons learnt during planning processes undertaken in several Baltic Sea countries, the workshop provides an opportunity for the discussion and the exchange of views and insights on the topics that were identified as relevant by public authorities and industry:

Topic 1: Maritime spatial planning addressing the national development targets for renewable energy.
Topic 2: Spatial planning criteria for offshore cables – interactions with other sectors, with land interconnectors and across borders.
Topic 3: Co-location & multi-use of space between the offshore wind farms and other uses – the need for a collaborative approach to policymaking.
Topic 4: Offshore wind environmental impacts (positive and negative).

Contact information:
Ivana Lukic, SUBMARINER Network for Blue Growth

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Sep 17

CoastGIS 2020

17.09.2020 - 19.09.2020

Raseborg, Finland


CoastGIS 2020 in Raseborg (on the South Coast of Finland), 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 assist marine and coastal zone managers (and other stakeholders) to better understand and manage coastal space and resources.

This year’s 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 and early bird registration are open until 31 May 2020.

For more information, see the event page.

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Sep 14

Science-Policy-Society interactions in ecosystem-based marine resources management and planning.

14.09.2020 - 16.09.2020

BlueMed Coordination and Support Action and the Mediterranean Biodiversity Protection Community (MBPC) are jointly organising a course on “Science-Policy-Society interactions in ecosystem-based marine resources management and planning” from 1 to 4 March 2021 in Venice, Italy. 

The MBPC-BlueMed course will be preceded by a 2-hour introductory webinar to be held in September 2020 (between 14 and 16 September).

This four-day course targets mid-career marine scientists and professionals that seek to streamline marine conservation and marine science into planning and management of marine spaces and marine resources through the use of participatory mechanisms engaging with stakeholders, resource managers, conservationists and policy makers.

The course is one of the Promotional Actions identified in the BLUEMED Preliminary Implementation Plan, under “PRIORITY 6 - EFFECTIVE MARITIME SPATIAL PLANNING IN THE MEDITERRANEAN”.

You will find more information, the programme and the link to send applications here.

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Sep 14
Online Seminar:

BalticRIM Webinar 3: "Towards BalticRIM Maritime Cultural Heritage and Maritime Spatial Planning Recommendations".


The BalticRIM Webinar 3 "Towards BalticRIM Maritime Cultural Heritage and Maritime Spatial Planning Recommendations " will be held on Monday, 14 September 2020.

Please register for the webinar here.


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Sep 11
Online Seminar:

BalticRIM Webinar 2: “Baltic Sea Region Blue Growth and Maritime Cultural Heritage Showcases”.


The BalticRIM Webinar 2 will be held on Friday, 11 September 2020 at 10.00 – 12.45 CET / 11.00 – 13.45 EEST.


10.00 - 10.10 Introduction and welcome by Matthias Maluck (State Archaeology Department of Schleswig-Holstein).

10.10 - 10.35 Odd Johansen (Vrak - Museum of Wrecks) & Anna Arnberg (Swedish National Maritime and Transport Museum) “Vrak – Towards a Museum of Wrecks”.

10.35 - 11.00 Markku Luoto (Finnish Maritime Archaeological Society) “Porkkala underwater park” Pause 5 minutes.

11.05 - 11.30 Essi Lakso (Metsähallitus) “Questionnaire for Finnish divers”.

11.30 - 11.45 Daniel Zwick (State Archaeology Department of Schleswig-Holstein) “BalticRIM concepts for the 'Blue Growth' strategy: examples from Schleswig-Holstein“.

11.45 - 12.00 Liisi Lees & Kristjan Herkül (University of Tartu) “Web application to connect cultural and natural heritage in Estonia”.

12.00 - 12.40 Questions and answers/discussion 12.40 - 12.45 Conclusions.


Please register for the webinar in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Additional information is available at

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Sep 07


07.09.2020 - 10.09.2020

Øksnehallen, Copenhagen, Denmark

The ICES Annual Science Conference 2020 will take place in Copenhagen from 7 to 10 September 2020.

Among the theme sessions proposed, the following are related to MSP: “Co-existence of sustainable fisheries and offshore wind energy development – lessons learned​” and “Making transboundary ocean and coastal governance work – state of the art, problems, and enablers”.

Call for abstracts is open until 11 March 2020.

For more information on the theme sessions and submissions, please refer to the website

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Sep 10
Online Seminar:

BalticRIM Webinar 1: “Added values of our Oceans, Seas and Baltic Sea Maritime Cultural Heritage for the Society and Maritime Spatial Planning”.


The BalticRIM Webinar on Maritime Cultural Heritage and Maritime Spatial Planning will be held on Thursday, 10 September 2020 at 10.00 - 12.30 CET / 11.00 - 13.30 EEST. 


  • Matthias Maluck (State Archaeology Department of Schleswig-Holstein, DE)

          Opening of the BalticRIM Webinars

  • Dr. Jessica Lehman (Durham University, UK)

          Sea Change: Marine Cultural Heritage and the World Ocean

  • Dr. Antje Kempe (University of Greifswald, DE)

          Maritime and Underwater Heritage – a Cultural History of the Baltic Sea

  • Dr. Daniel Zwick (State Archaeology Department of Schleswig-Holstein, DE)

          Baltic Sea Maritime Cultural Heritage and the BalticRIM Project

Please register for the webinar in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Additional information is available at

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Sep 10

Setting the basis for sustainable Maritime Spatial Planning in Macaronesia: PLASMAR project results and progress.


A public presentation of the PLASMAR project results will take place online on 10 September 2020 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. It will also serve as a presentation of PLASMAR +, which will expand the studies and work carried out by the multidisciplinary team of scientists and other stakeholders from the international entities.

PLASMAR is the first maritime planning initiative in the Canary Islands and Macaronesia, which main achievement has been the creation of the INDIMAR system, a web application that integrates relevant, updated and publicly accessible data for maritime planning. It allows locating the most suitable areas for the development of new economic activities in the maritime space of the archipelagos of Azores, Madeira and the Canary Islands.

The initiative has defined a scientific methodology that contributes to the Maritime Spatial Planning and Blue Growth in three archipelagos of Macaronesia, seeking a balance between the development of the maritime sectors and marine environmental conservation, and taking into account the biogeography of these territories.

During the meeting, proposals on how to incorporate new maritime sectors that positively influence the economic development of Macaronesia (i.e. offshore wind energy, sand extraction and expansion of aquaculture) will be presented.

The online event will be held through the OPEN-ULPGC platform ​in two official languages: Spanish and Portuguese. 

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Sep 09

BONUS BASMATI final seminar.


The BONUS BASMATI final seminar will be organised on 9 September 2020 from 10.00 to 12.30 CEST. A webinar will summarise the main findings of the project. In addition, there will be a series of other online material through which all interested can familiarise themselves with the project results in more detail.

Please download the flyer of the event here.



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Sep 02

The Mediterranean: scientific expertise for decision-makers

02.09.2020 - 04.09.2020

Marseille, France

Climate and environmental research to support sustainable development goals.

The conference will be organised on 2-4 September 2020 for the decision-makers of the Mediterranean countries. Inspired by the achievements of science-policy interfaces such as IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), the conference will present an opportunity to review existing scientific knowledge and issues that the Mediterranean environment has to face in the future decades.

The conference will cover a wide range of topics, among which are: an evolution of the Mediterranean climate in the 21st century and its impacts on the environment, extreme events (floods, heat waves, marine submersions etc.), water resources management and amplification of droughts, links between pollution and health, fluxes of contaminants from water, air and soil into living organisms, proliferation of invasive species on land and at sea, and biodiversity loss.

For more information and registration, see the event page.

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