May 21

Future of the North Sea Digital Transformation Summit

21.05.2019 - 22.05.2019

Edinburgh, Scotland

In the face of a rapidly evolving technological landscape, embracing a digitally enabled supply chain, adapting operating models to the ongoing digital revolution, adopting advanced & integrated digital solutions across the sector, and driving transformation before the industry is disrupted have been brought to the forefront of industry discussion. The need for collaboration across the industry for the promotion of knowledge sharing, advancing innovation, reducing costs and maximising capabilities is also becoming of central importance to industry development. The Future of the North Sea Digital Transformation Summit will address such challenges by uniting the North Sea supply chain, supporting cross-sector collaboration, driving transformation, aligning incentives throughout the supply chain and securing the future of the industry.

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May 22

SEANSE project knowledge sharing workshop 'MSP Challenges in the North Sea'


Antwerp, Belgium

Strategic Environmental Assessment North Seas Energy (SEANSE) is organising a workshop on 22 May in Antwerp, Belgium. Topics discussed will include:

Session 1: MSP implementation process in North Sea

Session 2: Land-sea interactions and smart grids in the North Sea

Session 3: Data sharing at marine basin for integrating an Ecosystem-Based Approach
in MSP

Registration is available here.

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May 22

World Ocean Council Underwater Sound sources - Webinar Series


Ocean industry representatives and others interested in underwater acoustics are invited to participate in a free, four-part webinar series on anthropogenic underwater sound sources organized and hosted by the Discovery of Sound in the Sea (DOSITS).

The first two webinars of this four-part series will take place in May 2019 and will focus on underwater sound associated with seismic sources, pile driving and wind turbines.

  • Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 12:00 pm ET Dr. Robert Gisiner: Seismic Sound Sources
  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 12:00 pm ET Dr. James Miller and Dr. Kathleen Vigness-Raposa: Pile-driving, Dr. Jakob Tougaard: Wind Turbines

Subsequent webinars will take place in the 3rd quarter of 2019 and will focus on commercial shipping, sonar, and echosounders.

Each webinar will last approximately 60 minutes and provide an update on current research efforts along with a review of noise mitigation measures, followed by an extended period of facilitated discussion. All webinars will be recorded and archived on the DOSITS website (Decision Makers Webinars). A summary of questions asked, and their answers, will be posted online after each webinar.

Prior to each webinar, an outline of the presentation(s), with links to relevant background content on DOSITS, will be made available. Participants are encouraged to review these outlines, as well as archived webinars on the potential effects of underwater sound on marine animals, before each sound source webinar.

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May 23

Building with Nature convention


Den Haag, the Netherlands

The Dutch organisation PPS Netwerk organises the Building with Nature convention on May 23rd, in cooperation with Hoogwaterbeschermingsprogramma and EcoShape. The language of this conference is Dutch.

The aim of this conference is to inform interested parties from outside the EcoShape network about the Building with Nature approach. In order to appeal to a broader audience, the chosen theme is ‘Green-Blue solutions for climate resilient and economically strong living environments’. Through lectures and workshops on the BwN approach and projects, participants learn how BwN works and how they can apply it to their own projects. Among the speakers are Wendy Olivier (Ministry of Economic Affairs), Fokko van der Goot (EcoShape), Bas Roels (World Wildlife Fund), Wim Lammers (Staatsbosbeheer) and Stephanie Janssen (Deltares). The conference also offers you a good opportunity to establish new contacts. Access to the conference is free of charge if you bring along a guest from another field or sector.

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May 24

Kick-off EMODnet Open Sea Lab Hackathon II


Brussels, Belgium

Are you a Coder? Communicator? Data enthusiast? Entrepreneur? Or Creative mind with drive to develop solutions? Join us at the second EMODnet Open Sea Lab hackathon to address blue society challenges! During a three-day open data bootcamp (4-5-6 September), in the vibrant and historical city of Ghent (Belgium), teams will compete and bring their expertise to develop novel marine and maritime applications using EMODnet, ICES and Copernicus Marine’s wealth of marine data and services.

The format and challenges of the Open Sea Lab II will be presented during a kick-off event on 24 May 2019 (14:00-17:00, Royal Museums Of Fine Arts, Brussels). This event will mark the official opening of the applications to participate in the hackathon 2019. All talks will be streamed live and made available online on the website afterwards. This is your chance to learn more about the hackathon and meet the organizers, some of the coaches and data providers!

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May 28

6th Planning Forum for Cross Border Cooperation (Pan Baltic Scope)

28.05.2019 - 29.05.2019

Tallinn, Estonia

The Planning Forum is the main hub in the project. It is a platform for collaboration on planning issues identified by the planning authorities and regional organisations supported by the scientific community. The issues are both general and specific.

The forum also guides and informs the other activities in Pan Baltic Scope. The activities present their work in the Forum and test their deliverables to get feedback.


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May 28

JPI Oceans get-together


Oceans get-together on Tuesday 28 May at 12.30 at the JPI Oceans Secretariat in Brussels. Since the last Oceans get-together, JPI Oceans has been going through some exciting new changes. During the last months JPI Oceans launched six joint calls together with our partners, embarked on a journey to update our Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, and welcomed a new Executive director, Thorsten Kiefer. JPI Oceans is thus looking forward to welcome you at their office  to have the opportunity to talk to one another about the latest activities, initiatives and projects in the marine and maritime fields. The goal of the get-together is to meet in an informal atmosphere and exchange ideas and information about ocean related matters. Vegetarian lunch will be provided.

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Jun 04

Plan4Blue Final Conference

04.06.2019 - 05.06.2019

Helsinki, Finland

More info will follow soon.

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Jun 04

BSH Annual Marine Environment Symposium

04.06.2019 - 05.06.2019

Hamburg, Germany

The German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency will hold its annual marine environment symposium on 4 - 5 June 2019 in Hamburg, Germany.

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Jun 05

CO-EVOLVE DISSEMINATION EVENT: Promoting the co-evolution of human activities and natural systems in MED touristic coastal areas


Alimara Hotel, Barcelona, Spain

CO-EVOLVE's EU Dissemination event aims to take stock of the activities carried out so far by the project and share the main related outcomes (Syntheses of Threats and Enabling Factors to Sustainable Tourism; Sustainability toolkit; Strategic planning at pilot areas scale; conclusions of the pilot actions in the 12 pilot sites) as well as to present the planned transferring/capitalising activities in collaboration with Med Coasts for Blue Growth -MedCoast4BG (project labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean) and Co-Evolve4BG (ENI CBC MED project). 

This event takes place in the frame of the Mediterranean Sustainable Tourism Convention 2019 organised by the Interreg Med Sustainable Tourism Community in Barcelona on 5-7 June 2019.

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Jun 05

Round Table "International Situation and Cooperation in the Black Sea, Mediterranean and Baltic Sea Areas - Legal, Economic and Environmental Aspects

05.06.2019 - 07.06.2019

Sofia, Bulgaria

Maritime spaces and coastal areas make up an important part of the territories of all marine countries and define a lot of their policies. Maritime corridors develop relations between countries, create prerequisites for effective development of maritime industries, trade, energy policies, but make countries and people face a number of challenges. The Black Sea, Mediterranean and Baltic regions are naturally an important part of EU policies not only in the context of the blue economy, but above all with the political dimension, trade and energy corridors serving many countries. Searching for solutions to a number of existing conflict zones provokes debates that can mitigate risks and allow for effective partnerships. Taking into account the dynamics of these relations, the Black Sea Institute organizes a Round Table entitled "International Scene and Cooperation in the Black, Mediterranean and Baltic Sea Areas - Legal, Economic and Environmental Aspects" and is pleased to invite you to participate.

The event will take place on 5-7 June 2019 in Sofia, Bulgaria and will bring together leading experts, MPs, MEPs and activists on the topics to be discussed. These include the risks and stability of the Black, Mediterranean and Baltic seas, energy policy and environmental security. The purpose of the round table is to outline the policy strands and to offer a discussion of different themes with a view to enhancing cooperation among all stakeholders within the EU, ensuring cooperation, partnership and efficiency in achieving blue growth.

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Jun 06

Our Ocean Wealth Summit

06.06.2019 - 07.06.2019

Cork, Ireland

This conference will enable participating countries to share experiences in addressing the multiple challenges facing the oceans. The Our Ocean Wealth Summit forms a key part of the Government’s integrated marine plan - Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth.

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Jun 11

EurOCEAN conference

11.06.2019 - 12.06.2019

Paris, France

The next (2019) edition of the EurOCEAN conference will take place on 11-12 June 2019, in Paris (France), hosted by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (7 place Fontenoy - 75007 Paris, France) and managed by the European Marine Board.

To keep track of the most recent information on this event visit the conference series' website ( or the Marine Board website (, or follow the Marine Board on Twitter (@EMarineBoard).

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Jun 12

10th Annual Forum of EUSBSR

12.06.2019 - 13.06.2019

Gdansk, Poland

Registration runs from 28 March 2019 until 15 May 2019.

Please use this link to register:

The main topic of this year's Forum is Circular and sharing economy as an answer to demographic changes and environmental challenges in the Baltic Sea Region.

The programme for the two-day event includes 19 seminars on a wide range of topics that support the thematic focus of the Forum. During the seminars, you will be able to see the potential for the development of the Circular Economy in the Baltic Sea Region in areas such as food, health, tourism, transport, cities, bioeconomy, industry, education, migrants, labour market and demography.

The Forum also offers the opportunity to participate in the Networking Village where participants can have a direct contact with those responsible for the work of EUSBSR.

Please follow the Forum's website and see you in Gdansk!

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Jun 13

BLUEMED CSA High-Level Research Infrastructures Stakeholders Conference

13.06.2019 - 14.06.2019

Paris, France

The BLUEMED High-Level Research Infrastructures Stakeholders Conference will bring together the Mediterranean scientific community and high-level policy makers to enhance the dialogue on cooperation in the field of research infrastructures. This two-day event aims at further strengthening marine and research innovation in the Mediterranean through the proposal of concrete actions and it will pave the way towards the implementation of BLUEMED Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda priorities.

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Jun 17

Future Oceans2 - 2nd IMBeR Ocean Science Conference

17.06.2019 - 21.06.2019

Brest, France

Future Oceans2 is the second IMBeR Open Science Conference and will provide an opportunity to join world leading researchers to present advances in science from all disciplines that contribute towards –

ocean sustainability for the benefit of society: understanding, challenges, and solutions

In addition to delivering an update of the pertinent science, Future Oceans2 will foster productive inter-and trans-disciplinary discussions and provide a forum to strategically map future research directions. Within this context, Future Oceans2 is based around three interlinked themes –

  • Theme 1. Understanding and quantifying the state and variability of marine ecosystems;
  • Theme 2. Improving scenarios, predictions and projections of future ocean-human systems at multiple scales; and
  • Theme 3. Improving and achieving sustainable ocean governance.

Future Oceans2 will be an exciting mix of talks (keynote, research, and contributed -up to 10 concurrent sessions each day), posters, workshops, focus groups, world cafés, and other innovative formats to engage delegates. The conference will be preceded by two days of workshops.

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Jun 25

Blue Bioeconomy Forum Second Conference


Brussels, Belgium

At this conference the European roadmap for the blue bioeconomy will be presented and discussed. You can contribute to the roadmap, get informed on the most important challenges and suggested solutions (on policy, environment and regulation; finance and business development; value chain, markets and consumers; and science, technology and innovation) and get in contact with other professionals working in or interested in the blue bioeconomy.

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Jun 25

People & the Sea X: learning from the past, imagining the future

25.06.2019 - 28.06.2019

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

MARE People and the Sea Conference X: Call for Papers and Panels:

The Centre for Maritime Research (MARE) is preparing its 10th international People and the Sea Conference that will take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on June 25-28, 2019. This jubilee conference, which is preceded by a policy day (June 24, 2019) and flanked by other events, takes time as its theme. In full awareness of the major ongoing changes in the knowledge industry and how people interact with coasts and seas, we first delve into the past: what have we learned, and to what extent are we making the most of these learning opportunities? From whom should we be learning, and how do we engage in the learning process? To what extent are the insights of earlier generations of social scientists studying maritime affairs and coastal life still relevant to us? We then look forward and ask ourselves what social scientists can contribute to understanding and dealing with coastal and maritime challenges of the future. Topics range from the increasing intensity of storms and their implications for navigators and coastal inhabitants, to plastic pollution and conservation measures, the travails of travelers and the expansion of coastal cities, the fate of long-time inhabitants such as fishers and indigenous people, trends of coastal and ocean grabbing, the regulatory pursuits of planners, officials and scientists, and the ethics of technology.  What perspectives and skills do we have to offer to science and the world; what are our strengths and where do our limitations lie?

Under the broad theme LEARNING FROM THE PAST, IMAGINING THE FUTURE, we investigate a myriad of matters in the context of six streams, each of which highlights a particular aspect of coastal and oceanic affairs.

Stream topics


1: Making a living from coasts and oceans:

From time immemorial, people around the globe have lived beside and upon the coasts and ocean, subsisting and earning their livelihoods. What are the ways in which they subsist and live?  How do such livelihoods impact their culture, social organization, technology and innovations, management and governance structures, way of life, and worldviews? This stream will reflect upon how people in the past, now and in future live and interact with oceans and coasts. This stream is concerned with fishers, navigators, oil platform workers, tourism operators, wind farm mechanics and the whole range of other professions that engage with coasts and seas and with the communities that they belong to.

2: Framing, knowing and dreaming coasts and oceans:

How do we know the ocean and how has this changed over time? What are the knowledge-producing entities, routines and practices through which people study, reflect on and make sense of the ocean? What are the different types of knowledge that guide human interaction with the marine environment? How are they produced and communicated and why are some more influential than others in guiding people’s behaviour? This stream will reflect on how we frame, dream and know oceans and coasts. It thus focuses on marine epistemologies ranging from scientific to everyday forms of knowledge production.

3: Governing, steering and managing coasts and oceans:

The world-wide domestication of coasts and oceans has led to a flurry of managerial activity at various scale levels and in multiple venues. Politicians, planners, legislators, environmentalists, business (wo-)men and scientists consider options to initiate blue growth, save fisheries, reduce pollution and protect the environment, and create a proper and legitimate regulatory environment. ‘Stakeholders’ sit on the other side of the table, participating, protesting, negotiating and undergoing. This stream is about ocean and coastal governance in all its manifestations and human faces, paying special attention to how it has changed and might change yet again.

4: Navigating, touring and experiencing coasts and oceans:

Oceans and coasts play important roles for the transportation of goods and people and provide attractive landscapes and experiences for tourists and recreationists alike. How do we navigate the ocean, and how do present trends differ from the past? What can we expect in future? This stream will reflect on how we use oceans and coasts for transport purposes and tourism experiences, and how these activities have an impact on environments, economies and societies. It thus focuses on a range of maritime mobilities and assesses the sustainability challenges and opportunities of their development at different scale levels and from other angles.

5: Appropriating, contesting and criminalizing coasts and oceans:

Oceans and coasts are subject to ever-rising conflicts over the distribution of space and resources. What is the nature of the ensuing contestations? How are the games played, who are the winners and losers? Oil spills, pollution, ocean and coastal grabbing and man-made disasters suggest disparities between those causing harm and those vulnerable to the consequences. In addition, oceans are a welcome host for illicit activities: smuggling and trafficking of goods and people, brazen acts of piracy, and illegal resource extractions. Securitization is a common response. This stream reflects the rough and dirty side of life along coasts and oceans and related trends of grand and petty politics.

6: Innovating, technologizing and tracking uses of coasts and oceans:

This stream focuses on the changing role of innovations and technology in the transformation of oceans and coastal areas, highlighting the role of business. Discourses of blue economy and blue growth are facilitated by development in fields such as robotics, monitoring and surveillance systems, energy systems and communication technology. We are interested in studies that address how material innovations and technological progress shift the balance between humans and their marine and coastal environments, and the implications this has for people in different stations of life. Contributions that re-examine the position of the marine social sciences in the paradigm of blue growth are also very welcome.

Conference contributions

Participants may propose panels, papers, but also posters and other visual materials, such as documentary films. Besides the more traditional conference formats we encourage proposals with innovative formats that stimulate interaction such as roundtables, workshops, brainstorming sessions and debates. As for paper-based panels, we encourage formats that invite deeper discussion, for example by including discussants or by peer reviewing each other’s papers. The conference organizers may prioritize proposals that take such matters into account.

Deadline for panel, paper proposals and other conference formats: January 31st, 2019.

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Jul 03


03.07.2019 - 05.07.2019

Nantes, France

The second edition of the OCEANEXT conference will bring together key scientists and stakeholders from multi-disciplinary areas of research providing knowledge for Building the future of marine and coastal socio-ecosystems

The organisers are delighted to invite you to submit abstracts for an oral presentation or a poster at OCEANEXT, to be held in Nantes, France from 3rd – 5th July 2019 within the MER XXL, the first French exhibition on the sea.

There will be a special session on MSP in this conference, organized by hte Erasmus+ SP-MSP project and by the MSP-RN: 

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Jul 04

3rd international consultation meeting on the draft Maritime Spatial Plan of Polish Sea Areas

04.07.2019 - 05.07.2019

Warsaw, Poland

On 4-5 July 2019 Poland invites to Warsaw for the international consultation meeting of the final draft marine spatial plan of Polish sea areas.

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Jul 16

The Journey Begins: The Cyprus Marine & Maritime Institute Sets Sail


Larnaca, Cyprus

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Nicholas Makris, Director of the Center for Ocean Engineering & of the Laboratory for Undersea Remote Sensing, MIT (USA). The event is organized under the auspices of the Shipping Deputy Minister, Ms. Natasa Pilides.

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Aug 19

Baltic Sea Science Congress 2019

19.08.2019 - 23.08.2019

Stockholm, Sweden

The 12th Baltic Sea Science Congress 2019 will gather the marine research community at Stockholm University for discussions on the last 10 years of Baltic Sea research and how it has adopted new interdisciplinary approaches and scientific disciplines. Policy aspects of the latest research will also be discussed.

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Aug 25

54th European Marine Biology Symposium

25.08.2019 - 29.08.2019

Dublin, Ireland

This year’s EMBS will take place in Dublin on August 25 to 29.  It will be hosted by University College Dublin, in the state-of-the-art O’Brien Centre for Science. The social programme will provide opportunities to sample the the city’s famous cultural life and explore the UNESCO Dublin Bay Biosphere.

2019 will be the International Year of the Salmon, a fish that has a special place in the mythology of Ireland.  Look out for salmon throughout the scientific and social programme. Find out more about the Symposium themes for 2019, the keynote speakers and the key dates. The call for abstracts is open until 3 April 2019.

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Aug 28

Royal Geographic Society - IBG Annual Conference

28.08.2019 - 30.08.2019

London, UK

The 2019 Annual International Conference will be held at the Society in London, from Wednesday 28 to Friday 30 August 2019, with pre-conference events on Tuesday 27 August 2019. The chair's theme is Geographies of trouble / geographies of hope, and has been selected by the chair of conference, Professor Hester Parr (University of Glasgow, UK), in conversation with the Society's Research Groups and the Research and Higher Education Committee. 

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Sep 02

Planning Research Conference 2019

02.09.2019 - 04.09.2019

Liverpool, UK

The Planning Research Conference will be hosted by the University of Liverpool from 2nd-4th September 2019. The conference will bring together international researchers and practitioners to discuss the latest developments in planning. It will feature keynote talks from leaders in the field, roundtables, study tours and the opportunity to present work to colleagues. The conference will also provide visitors with an opportunity to visit Liverpool, a city which has changed hugely in the last 20 years yet retains a unique maritime history. 

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Sep 04

2019 for SHIPPING & THE ENVIRONMENT II conference

04.09.2019 - 06.09.2019

Gothenburg, Sweden

Following up from the 2nd BONUS Symposium co-organised by BONUS SHEBA and held in October 2017, an international conference will take place in Gothenburg, 4-6 September, 2019. It will cover topics on the environmental impacts of shipping and their coupling to the development of the maritime transport sector, policies and marine spatial planning.

The conference is a joint event including Symposium on Scenarios and Policy Options for Sustainable Shipping, organised by the Interreg BSR CSHIPP platform [external link, opens in new window] , and four sessions focusing on emissions and abatement measures, atmospheric and marine processes and shipping-related above- and underwater noise, organised by the Gothenburg Air and Climate Network (GAC) [external link, opens in new window] , the Surface Ocean - Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS), [external link, opens in new window] CHALMERS, [external link, opens in new window]  IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute [external link, opens in new window] and the BONUS [external link, opens in new window] secretariat.

Who should attend

  • The Scientific community; researchers and students from atmospheric, marine and climate research, environmental economics, political and social science
  • Environmental and transport agencies
  • Environmental managers from governmental, regional and local organisations
  • The Maritime transport sector

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 17 May 2019.

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Sep 09

ICES Annual Science Conference 2019

09.09.2019 - 12.09.2019

Gothenburg, Sweden

Sep 11

Research workshop of the MSPRN and AESOP Thematic Group on Transboundary Spaces, Policy Diffusion and Planning Cultures

11.09.2019 - 13.09.2019


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 (to be announced shortly).

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Sep 11

13th European Biennial of Towns and Town Planners 2019 | Planning on the Edge

11.09.2019 - 13.09.2019

Plymouth, UK

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).

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Sep 16

EMSEA conference

16.09.2019 - 20.09.2019

EXPOLAB, São Miguel, Azores, Portugal

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.

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Sep 16

Coastal Zone 2019

16.09.2019 - 17.09.2019

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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.

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Sep 17

Mediterranean Coast and Macro-regional Strategies Week 2019 – SEA4FUTURE

17.09.2019 - 28.09.2019

Slovenian Coast

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: .

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''.

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Sep 24


24.09.2019 - 27.09.2019

Bremen, Germany

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.

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Sep 26

13th International Conference on Oceanography & Marine Biology

26.09.2019 - 27.09.2019

London, UK

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. 


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Sep 30

Partnership for Regional Ocean Governance

30.09.2019 - 02.10.2019

Berlin, Germany

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.

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Oct 22

14th MEDCOAST Congress on Coastal and Marine Sciences, Engineering, Management & Conservation

22.10.2019 - 26.10.2019

Marmaris, Turkey

The fourteenth MEDCOAST congress in Marmaris (Turkey) takes place at a time when the European Commission is keenly involved in facilitating programs for Mediterranean and the Black Sea in the fields of Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP), Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) and Blue Growth (Economy). The Marmaris congress will provide excellent opportunities for discussing national and regional efforts and capabilities in these and related fields as well as the future needs and directions. The meeting will also be a good occasion for networking and collaboration initiatives.

The congress takes place at a time when the European Commission is keenly involved in facilitating programs for the Mediterranean and the Black Sea in the fields of Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP), Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) and Blue Growth (Economy) and this important event will be an excellent opportunity for discussing national and regional efforts and capacities, as well as for networking and collaboration. 

The deadline for abstract submission is 31 May 2019.

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Oct 23

Our Ocean Conference 2019

23.10.2019 - 24.10.2019

Oslo, Norway

The Our Ocean conferences focus on the key ocean issues of our time – marine protected areas, sustainable fisheries, marine pollution, and climate-related impacts on the ocean. More information about Our Ocean 2019 is forthcoming.

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Nov 19

Maritime Spatial Planning Forum “Global meets regional”

19.11.2019 - 21.11.2019

Riga, Latvia

Maritime Spatial Planning Forum “Global meets regional”, organised together by VASAB, EC DG MARE, IOC UNESCO and Pan Baltic Scope collaboration, will serve as a joint event of the 4th International MSP Forum, 3rd Baltic MSP Forum as well as the final conference of Pan Baltic Scope collaboration. The focus of this Forum will be on global and regional MSP topics including the results and findings of Pan Baltic Scope collaboration.

The Maritime Spatial Planning Forum that will take place on 19-21 November 2019 in Riga, Latvia.

The 3rd Baltic MSP Forum is built on the success of the 2nd Baltic MSP Forum and it has become a regular event providing a platform for discussions among those involved in the maritime spatial planning. The focus of this Forum will be on the results and findings of Pan Baltic Scope collaboration related to the development and advancement of the existing tools and methods as well as national case studies contributing to the final stage of the elaboration of the national maritime spatial plans in the Baltic Sea. At the same time the findings will greatly support the update of the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan. 

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Nov 19

3rd MSP Global Forum

19.11.2019 - 21.11.2019

Riga, Latvia

Nov 20

Sustainable Ocean Summit - Investing in Ocean Futures: Finance and Innovation for the Blue Economy

20.11.2019 - 22.11.2019

Paris, France

Mark your calendars for the next SOS – the annual gathering of the global ocean business community dedicated to advancing private sector action on ocean sustainable development, organized by WOC – the global Blue Economy Business Organization. With the theme of “Investing in Ocean Futures: Finance and Innovation for the Blue Economy”, the SOS 2019 will be the first international ocean business conference dedicated to investment and innovation for sustainable development.

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Apr 20

International Coastal Symposium

20.04.2020 - 23.04.2020

Seville, Spain

The symposium will be hosted by the Coastal Environments Research Group, Universidad Pablo de Olavide de Sevilla, under the auspices of the Coastal Education and Research Foundation (CERF) and the Journal of Coastal Research (JCR). The proceedings of the conference, published as peer-reviewed papers in the Journal of Coastal Research, represent an invaluable resource for coastal scientists, engineers and managers.

Please note that abstracts submission is already open until 2nd of April 2019.

For more information on how to submit an abstract, important dates and registration, visit the conference webpage:

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Jan 15

Marine Spatial Planning: an experience in the Maldives

15.01.2020 - 23.01.2020

Magoodhoo, Faafu Atoll, Maldives

The general objective of the training workshop is to test an MSP process through the creation of co-produced knowledge related to critical issues and opportunities of the Maldivian island/s by incorporating, socio-economic, cultural, and environmental aspects considering also climate change issues. The workshop is organized by the Planning Climate Change research group of the Iuav University of Venice. The participants and all the activities will be hosted by the Marine Research and High Education Center (MaRHE Center) of the University of Milano-Bicocca (    The deadline for the registration is the 1st October 2019.

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