Upcoming events


Expert workshop on the Marine Strategy Framework Directive

The main goal of this workshop is to bring national experts and representatives from the European Commission together to discuss how the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) is implemented on a national level.

The meeting will be held in the meeting room of the secretariat on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 December in the framework of the CISAS project.The workshop is aimed to encourage the exchange of success stories, observation strategies and implementation strategies in order to achieve a Good Environmental Status (GES) in Europe's marine environment by 2020.



Expert workshop on New Pollutants

On 16 and 17 January, the secretariat is organising a workshop on the 'Integrated Assessment of of Effects of New Pollutants'. The meeting will start at 12h00 and end at 12h00 the next day. The meeting is hosted in the meeting room of the secretariat.

The general goal of a knowledge hub is to bring together national experts on a specific topic and discuss research gaps and needs and enourage the exchange of knowledge, methods and future research priorities. This workshop is organised in collaboration with JPI Water and JPI Anti-Microbial Resistance.

JPI Oceans Seminar

The seminar will aim to inform and interact about ongoing JPI Oceans actions and projects and their policy impact; to galvanize synergies and collaboration with the European Commission, European Parliament and other international (scientific) organisations and highlight the added value of JPI Oceans and its importance in the marine research policy landscape.

The seminar is organised at the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, Rue Ducale 1, Brussels from 12.00 to 17.00 and is open to all public. Participants are welcome to register here. The programme can be downloaded here. More information about the event on the following webpage

This seminar will be held back-to-back with our 18th Management Board meeting on 18 January and which will take place in the meeting room of the secretariat.


18th Management Board meeting

The JPI Oceans Management Board will meet on Friday 18 January to discuss actions that are currently in design and discuss possible future projects.

The Management Board meets twice a year to discuss the ongoing activities of JPI Oceans and to plan for the future. Each member country is represented in the board. This meeting will be held in the secretariat's meeting room and back-to-back with our seminar on Thursday 17 January, also in Brussels.


High level conference on climate change and ocean conservation

In order to build further awareness of the impact of climate change on the ocean and to build political momentum towards finding solutions to address them, Belgium is organising a high level international conference on climate change and ocean conservation in Brussels on February 19th 2019.

The conference aims at gathering Ministers, representatives from the industry, civil society, public authorities and research to discuss the ways to mitigate and deal with impacts of climate change on ocean conservation and to explore opportunities the ocean offers for zero CO2 energy production.

The conference will address the following topics:

  • Climate change and the impact on biodiversity
  • How to conciliate ocean energy with marine conservation
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from ships


A detailed programme will follow soon. For further information, please contact

JPI Oceans AISBL  •   Rue du Trône 4, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
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