The Cofund proposal resulting from the collaboration between JPI Oceans and former ERA-NET MARTEC was accepted by the European Commission and will launch a call of approximately 30 million euro in December 2016.
JPI Oceans was invited to join a Navy exercise as observer, in the framework of the action "Munitions in the Sea" which aims to reduce human risks and costs in activities linked to munitions in European waters.
On 14 July, JPI Oceans and its MiningImpact project organised a side-event at the 22nd Session of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) allowing the scientists to present to present the latest research results on the environmental impacts of deep-sea mining and discuss with the delegates how the marine environment could be most effectively protected.
By highlighting the importance of nodules for the deep-sea biodiversity, scientists involved in the JPI Oceans pilot action on the ecological aspects of deep-sea mining call for criteria for designating preservation zones to be based on robust scientific knowledge.
That was the key question at the workshop organised by JPI Oceans at this year’s edition of the European Maritime Day in Turku.