Events Archive

2021

September

Sep 16
Symposium:

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.

For more information, please see the event page.

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Sep 15
Final Conference:

SIMAtlantic Conference

15.09.2021

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.

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

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Sep 03
Congress:

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.

For more information, please see the event page

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Sep 06
Conference:

ICES Annual Science Conference 2021

06.09.2021 - 10.09.2021

Online

The ICES Annual Science Conference 2021 is organised as a virtual conference from 6 to 10 September 2021.

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”.

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

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August

Aug 26
Event:

Baltic Sea Basin Ocean Literacy Event

26.08.2021 - 27.08.2021

The event will be held in a hybrid format: uniting the John Nurminen Foundation’s annual Baltic Sea Day celebrations with over 160 events in Helsinki, Finland, and online activities from other Baltic countries. Together, we will gather key Baltic Ocean Literacy stakeholders to share our knowledge of and passion for the Baltic Sea.

For more information, please see the event page.

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July

Jul 15
Workshop:

The status and future of seaweed farming in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea

15.07.2021

Online

To inform Mediterranean and Black Sea stakeholders regarding seaweed farming, its benefits, potential and applications in the region, the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) is holding an online workshop: The status and future of seaweed farming in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. The event will be held on 15 July 2021 from 10:00 to 12:00.

Further information and registration are available on the event page.

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Jul 09
Workshop:

MSP-MED Technical Workshop “From data to knowledge. Supporting adaptive management in MSP”

09.07.2021

Online

This 4th Technical workshop “From data to knowledge. Supporting adaptive management in MSP” organised by the MSP-MED Consortium, will be held online on 9 July 2021 from 9:30 to 13:30 (CET).

The overarching objective of the MSP-MED project is to facilitate the MSP Directive’s processes, currently at different stages of implementation, in the Member States (MS) surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, by supporting the establishment of coherent and coordinated maritime spatial plans across the Region.

For more information, please see the event page.

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Jul 07
Training:

Training workshop on integrating sustainable tourism in marine and coastal planning, addressing protected areas

07.07.2021

Online

The DestiMED+ project, which aims to promote integrated planning in coastal tourism by putting in place concrete Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) and Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) in Mediterranean regional context, is organising an online training workshop. This training will be held on 7 July 2021 from 9:00 to 13:00 and is intended to provide a baseline on MSP and ICZM processes in the Med. The training will demonstrate how these processes can be used by regions, tourism stakeholders and protected area managers in order to develop sustainable tourism initiatives, while benefiting all parties involved, including local communities.

 

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Jul 06
Seminar:

Online seminar - Developing a storytelling tool to showcase the MSPglobal pilots

06.07.2021

Online

As part of the MSPglobal Initiative, an online seminar is organised to disseminate the technical reports and storytelling tool developed for the two pilot projects in the Western Mediterranean and Southeast Pacific. The event will be held on 6 July 2021 from 16:00 to17:30 (GMT+2).

Language of the event: English

Interpretation: French / Spanish

Please register for the seminar here.

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Jul 06
Webinar:

Marine Spatial Planning Perspectives in Ireland and England

06.07.2021

The Access2sea project is organising a webinar on Marine Spatial Planning Perspectives in Ireland and England, Aigéin Is i gCóngar on July 6, 2021 at 10 AM (Dublin). The project aims to improve the attractiveness of the Atlantic shore for aquaculture SMEs by enabling new business opportunities and providing easier access to it in a more sustainable way.

Further information and registration are available on the event page.

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June

Jun 28
Conference:

MARE Conference People & the Sea XI

28.06.2021 - 02.07.2021

Online

The Centre for Maritime Research (MARE) is organising 11th International People and the Sea Conference on 28 June - 2 July 2021. The event will be held virtually. The theme of the 2021 MARE Conference - "Limits to Blue Growth?":

  • Stream 1: Making Blue Livelihoods
  • Stream 2: Knowing the Blue
  • Stream 3: Governing, Steering and Managing the Blue Realm 
  • Stream 4: Emerging Sectors in the Blue Space
  • Stream 5: Resisting Blue Appropriations 
  • Stream 6: Blue Crisis 

Find more information on the theme and streams description here.

 

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Jun 28
Course:

SEAPLANSPACE Summer School 2021

28.06.2021 - 02.07.2021

Online

The SEAPLANSPACE Summer School 2021 will take place as an online event on June 28th to July 2nd 2021. The University of Gdańsk, Maritime Institute of Gdynia Maritime University, EUCC Baltic Office, County Administrative Board of Kalmar, EUCC Coastal Union Germany, Centre for Regional and Tourism Research and Aalborg University will organise an international SEAPLANSPACE Summer School in July 2021 as a cross-border effect of cooperation. It aims at strengthening the competencies of those working or preparing to work in Maritime Spatial Planning in the context of sustainable management of the sea, thus supporting socio-economic development.

Further information and registration are available on the event page.

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