SEArica, in cooperation with the Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission and the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions, organises an online conference dedicated to "A blue dimension to the Green Deal: The way towards a sustainable recovery of the blue economy in Europe". The event will be held online on Thursday, 28 January 2021 from 10:00 to 12:30 (CET).
Further information and online registration are available on the event webpage.
The European Commission and the European External Action Service invite stakeholders worldwide to discuss ocean challenges and to define action-oriented solutions towards global sustainability objectives – at the 2nd International Ocean Governance Forum.
The online event will be held on 14 - 16 December 2020.
The Black Sea is faced with numerous threats, such as overfishing, marine pollution, irregular development of aquaculture and invasive species. However, the highest priority should be given to marine pollution, as the Black Sea is considered as one of the seas that is most heavily impacted by human activities in the world. This workshop will explore the applicability of marine pollution management strategies of other European seas in the Black Sea context.
Three questions will lead the presentations and discussions during the peer learning workshop:
- What are the environmental specificities and the stakeholder characteristics that define the situation in the Black Sea with regard to marine pollution?
- What practices and strategies from other European seas are relevant to addressing the issue of marine pollution in the Black Sea?
- How should these practices be adapted in order to be applicable in the context of the Black Sea?
The WestMED Assistance Mechanism is promoting a series of webinars in partnership with BlueMed.
The webinar on strengthening ties and opportunities with Southern Partners will be held on 15 December at 13:50 - 16:30 (CET).
The workshop will offer an opportunity for an initial brainstorming on gaps and opportunities emerging from the results, best practices and lessons learned of projects with a regional dimension developed in the Mediterranean Sea in the sector of coastal and maritime tourism.
The WestMED Assistance Mechanism is organising a webinar on ways to support knowledge and technology transfer towards southern Mediterranean countries in the area of innovative and sustainable (small-scale) aquaculture.
The webinar will take place online from 13:30 to 17:30 (CET).
Paving the way to resilient and sustainable blue economy flagship projects
10 December 2020, 10.00 – 13.15 EET
The Common Maritime Agenda (CMA) for the Black Sea 2020 Regional Stakeholders Conference is the first regional event organised following the signature of the Bucharest Ministerial Declaration in May 2019 and the subsequent launch of the CMA implementation in February 2020, under the Bulgarian yearly coordination.
The conference builds on the main outcomes of the previous regional stakeholder event held in Istanbul in March 2019, with its main outcome being the establishment of a list of potential projects that could feed the CMA implementation. The current context is rather unusual and obliges CMA countries to consider the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to be able to identify a recovery response that can support resilient and sustainable development of blue economy sectors in the region.
Please find more information on the event page.
On 10 December 2020 from 10.00 to 12.30 CET, SEARICA organises a webinar dedicated to “Managing ships effluents in the context of the Green Deal” with the support of the Blue Ports Project. The discussion will be hosted by SEARICA's Vice-Chair Pierre Karleskind.
The MULTI-FRAME 1st project webinar "How is ocean multi-use understood and defined worldwide?" will be held on Friday, 4th December from 14:00 to 16:00 CET.
This interactive webinar will introduce the MULTI-FRAME project and raise awareness about the topic of ocean multi-use. The engagement of multi-use case owners curated from across the globe will enable a more detailed discussion about concrete multi-use cases and main challenges and enabling factors for multi-use.
For more information and registration, please follow the link.
The SEArica Online Conference on the Black Sea will be held on Thursday, 3 December 2020 form 10:00 to 12:00 (CET).
The event aims to provide a dialogue platform amongst EU and national policy-makers, and key regional stakeholders to encourage a debate that will allow for better understanding of the purpose of the main EU strategies focusing on the Blue Economy in the Black Sea region. The conference will provide the opportunity to share the views of stakeholders on the short and mid-term perspectives and initiatives that could be taken to support the Blue Economy in the region.
The event will complement and support the preparation of the Stakeholders Conference of the Common Maritime Agenda for the Black Sea that will take place on 10 December 2020.
Due to COVID-19 CommOCEAN2020 will be a virtual event.
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 .
As part of the MSPglobal Initiative, an online seminar is organised to discuss and exchange on how port infrastructures are planned and how they contribute to Marine Spatial Planning in the Mediterranean.
The event will take place on Wednesday, 2 December 2020 from 15:30 to 17:30 (Paris time/GMT+1).
Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English/French.
To register for the event, please follow the link.
Renewables Grid Initiative is organising a webinar on "Nature inclusive design of offshore infrastructure” on 27 November. The webinar will involve a discussion between two practitioners closely involved in the search for solutions to ensure that healthy marine ecosystems are safeguarded in all offshore infrastructure development.