Events

2021

October

Oct 26
Event:

Reinforcing sustainability of the offshore renewable energy sector

26.10.2021

Online

This policy session will be held on Tuesday 26 October 2021 from 09:00 to 10:30 in the framework of the EU Sustainable Energy Week of this year.

It is organised by the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (Unit D3 - Sustainable Blue Economy), together with the European Commission's Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and Directorate-General for Energy.

EUSEW 2021 will take place from 25 to 29 October 2021 under the theme "Towards 2030: Reshaping the European Energy System".

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

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Oct 26
Workshop:

Workshop Offshore Platform Operation, Safety and Logistics within the context of multi-use

26.10.2021

Kiel, Germany

The UNITED team is organising a series of multi-use training workshops. The first public available workshop “Workshop Offshore Platform Operation, Safety and Logistics within the context of multi-use” will be held on October 26, 2021 in Kiel, Germany if the COVID19 situation is permitting this. Alternatively an online format will be available.

For more information, please see the event page.

 

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Oct 27
Webinar:

UNITED 2nd Interactive Webinar

27.10.2021

Are you keen on knowing more about ocean multi-use and co-location, as well as their prospects in Europe? Or are you simply interested in how to make European blue economy more sustainable? Then this webinar is not to be missed!

The interactive webinar will showcase advancements in the EU-co financed project UNITED, which is testing multi-use and co-location of marine activities in five real-life ocean multi-use pilot sites. This event will take place on 27 october 2021, from 10:00 to 13:00 CET. 

Further information and registration are available on the event page.

 
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November

Nov 04
Webinar:

VASAB webinar on sharing the knowledge: “Coherence across land-sea border – practices and experiences from the Baltic Sea”

04.11.2021

VASAB webinar on sharing the knowledge: “Coherence across land-sea border – practices and experiences from the Baltic Sea” will be held on 4 November 2021 from 9:00-12:00 CET.

Coherence across the borders and plans has been a focus of spatial planning community in the BSR for many years. With maritime spatial planning (MSP) on board, this topic (and land-sea interactions particular) has become more visible and crucial in spatial planning. Webinar will share existing practice and experience on integrated terrestrial and maritime spatial planning. It will also discuss how such approach can be beneficial, what are the main challenges and how to facilitate integration of terrestrial and maritime spatial planning and take into consideration much more land-sea interactions.

Further information and registration are available on the event page.

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Nov 05
Workshop:

Workshop on Multi-level governance in Baltic Sea Region

05.11.2021

Online

This workshop is organised by the Interreg BSR project Land-Sea-Act with the aim to present the draft version of Multi-level Governance Agenda on Blue Growth and spatial planning in the Baltic Sea Region and to get feedback from different stakeholders on multi-level governance aspects for managing land-sea interactions.
The event will take place on the 5th of November 2021 from 11:00 to 15:00 CET Online.

For more information and registration, please see the event page (Registration is open until 28 October 2021).

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Nov 05
Event:

Offshore Wind and Biodiversity Event at COP 26 | UN Global Compact and IUCN

05.11.2021

ScottishPower's HQ, Glasgow & Online

With the rise in demand for offshore wind to help mitigate climate change and the importance of protecting biodiversity, the UN Global Compact and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) with kind support from ScottishPower Renewables invite you to join this special event in Glasgow during COP26. Bringing together industry, stakeholders, NGOs and regulators to share current experiences and what’s required to protect our biodiversity through offshore wind development.

The event will start at 9.00am until 10.30am.

Please register here: 

 

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Nov 05
Launch:

Offshore Renewable Energy and Climate-Smart MSP Roadmap

05.11.2021

Glasgow, United Kingdom & Online

The ocean hosts a wealth of climate change mitigation solutions, including offshore wind – but is increasingly under pressure from different human activities. Climate-Smart Marine Spatial Planning is a process with potential to reconcile clean energy’s role in delivering decarbonization with biodiversity considerations, wider Sustainable Development Goals, and ambitions of other marine users, including fisheries, shipping and coastal tourism.

Join UN Global Compact, the Global Wind Energy Council, and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO) for the launch of the global ‘Roadmap to Integrate Offshore Renewable Energy in a Climate-Smart Marine Spatial Plan’ – and hear from representatives of the public sector, industry and international organizations on how robust spatial planning processes can be key levers for successfully scaling-up ocean-based climate change mitigation solutions.

This event will be held from 11:30 to 13:00 (GMT) in hybrid format in the Wind Pavilion, Hall 5, SEC Centre, Blue Zone, Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow, UK. Livestreaming will be available for those who are unable to attend in-person.

Further information and registration are available on the event page.

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Nov 09
Stakeholder conference:

WestMED Conference 2021 - Corridors to Sustainable Blue Development

09.11.2021

Rome, Italy & Online

The WestMED Stakeholder Conference will take place on 9 November 2021 under the Italian and Libyan Co-Presidency of the WestMED Initiative. The Conference will take place physically in Rome (Italy), be live streamed for broader participation and interpreted in both English and French.

The Conference will be structured around the notion of “Corridors to Sustainable Blue Development”, which is also the title of the event. There will be three main sessions:

  • Corridors to enhanced cooperation: focused on the main political developments on the Blue Economy in the region
  • Corridors to project cooperation: with projects that lead the way regarding impact, innovation and replicability/ transferability
  • Corridors to funding and financial cooperation: bridging the gap between projects and potential sources of support at the outset of the new programming period 2021-2027

See the event page for more details. To register for the event, please follow the link.

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Nov 16
Working Group Meeting:

23rd joint HELCOM-VASAB MSP Working Group meeting

16.11.2021 - 17.11.2021

Online

23rd Joint HELCOM-VASAB Maritime Spatial Planning Working Group online meeting will be held on 16-17 November 2021.

 

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Nov 23
Event:

WindEurope's annual on- and offshore wind energy event

23.11.2021 - 25.11.2021

Copenhagen

Electric City is a new onshore and offshore wind event, with participants from wind and beyond – heavy industry, mobility, district and domestic heating, storage, hybrids, hydrogen and many more – to join the conversation on how we build a clean economy. This means new voices at the conference, debating changes we need in policy, business models and technology to deliver the transition. It means new business partners and customers for you on the exhibition floor. Including people who haven’t engaged with wind before but now want to. It means a unique event where you’ll find the new technologies, new thinking and new relationships to power the energy transition – and Europe’s Green Deal.

For more information, please see the event page.

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Nov 24
Forum:

4th Baltic Sea Region Planners’ Forum

24.11.2021

Online

The 4th Baltic Sea Region Planners’ Forum within the Capacity4MSP project platform will take place on 24 November 2021, online.

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Nov 29
Forum:

The 2020 MPA Forum: Face to Face Forum

29.11.2021 - 01.12.2021

Monaco

MedPAN, SPA/RAC, WWF, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, and their partners, are pleased to announce the 3rd edition of the Forum of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Mediterranean.

After an online consultation process in 2020/2021 with a preparation stage and an advanced stage, a face-to-face event is organised from 29 November to 1st December 2021 in Monaco to finalise the Post-2020 MPA Roadmap. 

For further information, please see the 2020 MPA Forum page.

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December

Dec 03
Final Conference:

Finnish Maritime Spatial Plan 1.0 - Final Seminar

03.12.2021

Place Lumilinna, Lumilinnankatu 15, Kemi

Finland's Marine Spatial Plan 2030 is in force and the first planning cycle is coming to an end. A final seminar with the marine partners is being organised in Lumilinna, Kemi, on Friday 3 December 2021 from 8:30 to 14:30.

At this final seminar, the next steps in marine spatial planning will be discussed, as well as how and when the work will continue in the second planning cycle. An overview of current issues in marine spatial planning in the Lapland Maritime Region will also be presented.

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

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