Events

2020

January

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 (www.marhe.unimib.it).    The deadline for the registration is the 1st October 2019.

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Jan 20

Eurolag9 - conference on coastal lagoons and transitional environments

20.01.2020 - 24.01.2020

Venice, Italy

This conference seeks to bring together scientists, managers and stakeholders to discuss new scientific findings and experiences on the knowledge and use of coastal lagoons, from cold fresh-water Baltic lagoons to the warm hypersaline lagoons in the Mediterranean. Future vision and knowledge needs for coastal transitional environments are going to be the keywords for this conference.

The Eurolag conference, held every 2 years from 2003, for many years has welcomed colleagues from other continents, even if the initial focus was on European lagoons. 

For more information and registration, see the event page. 

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February

Feb 04

BlueInvest Day 2020

04.02.2020

Brussels, Belgium

The annual BlueInvest Day will bring together innovators, entrepreneurs, investors and enablers in the Blue Economy, with the objective of generating concrete business opportunities and visibility for your business. Connect with captains of industry, impact investors and high-level representatives from government and the public sector.

For more information and registration, see the event page Blue Invest Day 2020.

 

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Feb 06

Blue Platform workshop: Alignment of aquaculture legislation

06.02.2020 - 07.02.2020

Helsinki, Finland

The Blue Platform is organising its first workshop! 

The aim is to compare, review and suggest alignments of legislation of (mainly fish) aquaculture in the Baltic Sea Region.

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

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Feb 06

All-Atlantic Ocean Research Forum

06.02.2020 - 07.02.2020

Brussels, Belgium

The All-Atlantic Ocean Research Forum will bring together political and community leaders, researchers, industry representatives, youth ambassadors and stakeholders from across the Atlantic region in order to present the results of their cooperation and impact on the citizens living along the Atlantic coasts. 

For more information, see the event page.

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April

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: https://www.ics2020.org/

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Apr 28

Conference MSP Nature 2020

28.04.2020 - 30.04.2020

Berlin, Germany

The Conference MSP NATURE 2020, on the integration of nature conservation into Marine Spatial Planning (MSP), will take place in Berlin, Germany. MSP Nature 2020 serves as a platform upon which to present and discuss different aspects of MSP applying an Ecosystem-Based-Approach (EBA). Particular emphasis will be given to marine nature conservation. The Conference aims to bring together a wide range of stakeholders, including public administrations, research and academia. This could be the occasion to share initiatives and start new collaborations.

For more information and registration, see the event website

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May

May 14

European Maritime Day

14.05.2020 - 15.05.2020

Cork, Ireland

The European Maritime Day (EMD) Conference and Expo is the annual two-day event during which Europe’s maritime community meet to network, discuss and forge joint action on maritime affairs and sustainable blue economy. 

EMD Conference and Expo is the place where ‘Ocean Leaders Meet’. It provides an interactive experience to catch up on the current state of play on a broad range of issues concerning the blue economy and the marine environment and discuss ways of moving forward. It features a large number of excellent speakers, multiple breakout sessions and project pitch sessions organised by stakeholders and European Commission services as well as hundreds of B2B meetings. EMD targets professionals from businesses, governments, public institutions, NGOs and academia.

EMD 2020 is organised jointly by the European Commission, the City of Cork and Our Ocean Wealth Summit. It will be celebrated on 14 and 15 May 2020 in Cork City Hall together with Our Ocean Wealth’ (OOW), Ireland’s flagship annual event for the marine sector and will be held back-to-back with the ‘SeaFest’, Ireland’s largest free family-friendly maritime celebration.

If you want to get involved in shaping EMD 2020 by organising your own interactive workshop, follow this link before the 8 December. 

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June

Jun 02

2020 UN Ocean Conference

02.06.2020 - 06.06.2020

Lisbon

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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October

Oct 05

Malta Maritime Summit

05.10.2020 - 09.10.2020

Valleta, Malta

Save the date, more information will be coming soon. 

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