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Past events

2019 IMBeR Open Science Conference
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.

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.
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EurOCEAN 2019
High-level science-policy conference co-organised by European Marine Board, the European Commission and the Intergovernmental  Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

EurOCEAN conferences are major European marine science policy conferences providing a forum for policymakers and strategic planners at European and national level, to interact with the marine research community and marine and maritime stakeholders. EurOCEAN 2019 will discuss the contribution of European marine science to the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development  (2021-2030). The conference will also highlight the contribution of marine science to other ongoing and future initiatives supported by Horizon 2020 and the forthcoming Horizon Europe, the European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation programme (2021-2027).

JPI Oceans will be present at the EurOCEAN conference with a small exhibition booth, providing more information on the JPI Oceans actions and projects. 

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European Maritime Day
The European Maritime Day (EMD) is the annual two-day event during which Europe’s maritime community meet to network, discuss and forge joint action. It targets maritime professionals, entrepreneurs and ocean leaders.

The focus of the European Maritime Day 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal, will be on blue entrepreneurship, innovation and investment to transform traditional maritime sectors and boost emerging technologies and value chains. A specific focus will be put on research and innovation for a plastic-free ocean.

JPI Oceans will be present at the European Maritime Day with an exhibition booth, providing more information on the JPI Oceans actions and projects. 

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WEATHER-MIC Stakeholder Workshop
The JPI Oceans microplastics project "WEATHER-MIC" organises a workshop at at the KULeuven to present and discuss its results with stakeholders. 

The workshop will start with a brief overview of the research outcomes of WEATHER-MIC, followed by two keynote presentations from different sectors, including interactive sessions in world café format. The workshop will host two stakeholder presentations: (1.) "The plastics industry - a source or the solution to microplastics?" by Thor Kamfjord (Norner Research, Norway); (2.) "Background work underpinning on-going preparation of a SAM Scientific Opinion on Microplastic Pollution" by James P. Gavigan (European Commission, Scientific Advice Mechanism, DG Research & Innovation).

For any further details and to register, please e-mail the WEATHER-MIC coordinator Annika Jahnke

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 19 February.

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


Please find the program here. A livestream is available here.

MarTERA Brokerage Event - Call 2019
The event is a platform for everyone from the maritime and marine section who want to become project coordinator or partner in the MarTERA Call 2019.
Participants will have the opportunity to
  • Publish and showcase products, services and specific collaboration or business needs
  • Initiate and arrange pre-scheduled face-to-face meetings
Registration is possible until 12 February 2019.
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Brokerage event BlueBio
A brokerage event for potential applicants will take place in Lysaker, Norway, 30 January 2019. During this event, participants will be informed about the co-funded call and will have the chance to find potential partners through several matchmaking sessions.

Who can register?

Open to potential partners from all sectors who are interested in collaboration on development and competitive breakthroughs within blue bioeconomy. Partners from R&D institutions, universities, industry (marin, landbased and fresh water), NOGs and public sector are welcome to participate in the brokerage event.

Registration is possible through this link. More information on the BlueBio cofund is available on the dedicated webpage. Please register before 28 January.

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.


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