Events Archive


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Jun 29

European Sustainable Energy Week - Green Deal and Ocean Observation.


The session will be held on 29 June 2020 from 15:00 to 16:30. The aim of this virtual event is to bring together the private bodies from the offshore renewable industry and public authorities to discuss the barriers to a more integrated approach to ocean observation, as well as the ways to overcome these barriers.

For more information and registration please see the event page

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Jun 29

Economic Impacts of Maritime Spatial Planning.


The Online Seminar on the Economic Impacts of Maritime Spatial Planning, jointly organized by DG MARE, EASME and IOC-UNESCO, will be held on 29 June 2020 from 4:30pm to 6:00pm CEST. The webinar aims to present the results of the study on Economic Impacts of MSP, which was carried out as part of the Joint Roadmap to accelerate Maritime/Marine Spatial Planning processes worldwide.

Please register for the webinar here.




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Jun 22
Conference & Networking Village:

EU Sustainable Energy Week 2020 (EUSEW)

22.06.2020 - 26.06.2020

Brussels, Belgium

This weeklong event gathers stakeholders from the sustainable energy sector, and includes conferences, a networking village, and an awards competition.

The Policy Conference will take place between the 23 and 25 June 2020 during EU Sustainable Energy Week. This is the biggest European conference dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe.

Sessions organised by the European Commission and energy stakeholders focus on sustainable energy issues, and debate new policy developments, best practices, and sustainable energy ideas.

The Policy Conference takes place in three buildings in Brussels’ Schuman district: the European Commission’s Charlemagne and Berlaymont buildings, and the Residence Palace nearby. Registration for the conference will be launched in April 2020.

Next to the conference, the Networking Village will bring the EUSEW Community together to forge alliances and exchange ideas.

Moreover, the EUSEW Awards will celebrate outstanding projects and ideas in energy efficiency and renewables. Finalists will be chosen from a shortlist of the year’s most successful projects for clean, secure and efficient energy.

The award categories are the following:

  • ENGAGEMENT - Recognising activities with high social acceptance potential, that inspire and motivate citizens to change their energy usage habits;
  • INNOVATION - Recognising outstanding EU-funded activities that show an original and innovative way to the sustainable energy transition;
  • YOUTH - Recognising outstanding activities carried out by young people (below 30).

The Awards Ceremony will take place on 23 June 2020. 

For more information about the Policy Conference, Networking Village or EUSEW Awards, see the event website.

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Jun 25

WestMED National Event Italy

25.06.2020 - 26.06.2020

Within the WestMED Assistance Mechanism for Blue Growth and Blue Economy, the National Hub Italy, with the support of the National Coordinator, organises an online National Event on 25 – 26 June, with morning and afternoon sessions.

Maritime Spatial Planning and Sustainable Coastal Tourism will be the core topics of morning sessions. These sessions include speeches, roundtables, presentations and are open to all stakeholders.

The afternoon sessions will be dedicated to MSP networking tables and Italian-Tunisian maritime clusters b2b. Only national stakeholders are invited to join.

The agenda is available here.

To register, please contact

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Jun 24

Regional Online Seminar on Marine Spatial Planning in the West Mediterranean.


Regional Online Seminar on marine spatial planning in the West Mediterranean will be held on 24 June 2020 at 16h-18h (GMT+2 – Paris Time).

The seminar will be conducted in French and English.

Please register for the event here.


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Jun 18

Building Ambition for a new High Seas Treaty: Environmental Impact Assessments and Strategic Environmental Assessments as tools for informed decision-making.


The webinar "Building Ambition for a new High Seas Treaty: EIAs and SEAs as tools for informed decision-making" will be held on 18 June 2020 at 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM CEST. The webinar is organised in cooperation between the IUCN and DOSI.

Please register for the webinar here.

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Jun 12

INSPIRE principles within Maritime Spatial Planning.


Due to the current situation associated with COVID-19, the INSPIRE Conference 2020 is postponed to 2021 and replaced by a series of online webinars. The "INSPIRE 2020 Conference: Bringing sustainability and digitalisation together" will be held between 3 June 2020 and 12 June 2020. As part of the webinar series, the workshop "INSPIRE Principles within Maritime Spatial Planning" will be held on 12 June at 14:00 CET.

For more information and registration please see the event page


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Jun 09
Final Seminar:

BONUS BASMATI Final Seminar.


Copenhagen, Denmark


The final seminar of the BONUS BASMATI project will be held on 9 June 2020. During the event, the project results and findings will be presented. The seminar will take place at the campus of the Aalborg University Copenhagen in Denmark.

Please see the event page for additional information. 

Due to the current COVID-19 situation the final seminar of BONUS BASMATI is postponed until autumn 2020.

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Jun 08

Virtual Ocean Literacy Summit.


On the occasion of World Oceans Day, 8th of June (from 11:00 to 14:00), UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission will host the first Virtual Ocean Literacy Summit, in partnership with Ocean Wise, EuroGOOS and Experiential Atelier. 


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Jun 08

The Great Atlantic Sargassum belt: The new golden floating rainforest?


On the occasion of World Oceans Day, 8th of June at 5 pm CEST, #VirtualBlueDecade is organising one hour of interactive live event (in English with French translation) on the Sargassum issue and potential solutions with Luc Hardy, Mengqui Wang et Prescilla Lambert.

For more information and registration please see the event page.

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Jun 02

2020 UN Ocean Conference

02.06.2020 - 06.06.2020



The 2020 United Nations Conference is focused on the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. The overarching theme of the Conference is "Scaling up ocean action based on science and innovation for the implementation of Goal 14: stocktaking, partnerships and solutions".

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

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Jun 01

Virtual Ocean Dialogues.

01.06.2020 - 05.06.2020

The World Economic Forum and Friends of Ocean Action organise the Virtual Ocean Dialogue to convene leaders and communities from across the global ocean space. This global online conference will be held on 1-5 June 2020, focusing on three key themes:

  • Restoring Ocean Life;
  • Sustainable Bleu Economy; 
  • Beyond Ocean.

For more information and registration please see the event page.

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