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2nd JPI Oceans conference

The 2nd JPI Oceans conference, taking place in Lisbon, will present the first results of the actions and projects initiated under the framework of JPI Oceans and will provide an excellent opportunity for stakeholders from research and industry to network and discuss with policy makers from across Europe. 

Partners involved in the JPI Oceans joint actions will discuss the outcomes, opportunities and future outlooks of their activities. The event will further highlight the international cooperation of JPI Oceans beyond Europe and results of CSA Oceans 2, the Horizon 2020 Support Action aimed to support the JPI.
The conference will come two year after the first JPI Oceans conference held in Brussels in May 2015. 
Final meeting MiningImpact project

The final meeting of the JPI Oceans MiningImpact project is hosted by the Natural History Museum in London.


The meeting will discuss results and reseach highlights of the project which aimed to asses long-term impacts of polymetallic nodule mining on the deepsea environment. During the three year project, MiningImpact has revisited several benthic impact experiments that have been carried out up to 40 years ago in the nodule areas of the eastern equatorial Pacific. The first day of the meeting is open for the stakeholder community.

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EMSEA 17 conference

The University of Malta is organising the next European ocean literacy conference, known as the EMSEA conference, in October 2017, in Valletta, the capital city of Malta.

The conference will be opened by EU Commissioner Karmenu Vella, and includes the following themes ‘The digital age of ocean literacy’, ‘Future scenarios and role for ocean literacy’, ‘Oceans and Human Health’ and ‘The promotion of a further introduction of ocean literacy within school curricula’.

Abstracts (oral presentations or posters) are welcome on any of the previously mentioned themes, and must be submitted on the Online Abstracts Submission Form by 15 June 2017.

Conference website here.

“Our Ocean” Conference

Hosted by the EU, “Our Ocean” conference will take place on the 5th and the 6th of October. The event will focus on the issues of marine protected areas and climate change, marine pollution and sustainable fishing.

The fourth high-level Our Ocean conference aims to inspire and empower a new generation of leaders, entrepreneurs, scientists and civil society to protect the marine environment from harmful human impact. In line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the conference agrees that we have to mobilise change-makers from government, business and civil society to turn good ideas into reality.  In addition, it will further develop how the ocean can contribute to sustainable blue growth.


Conference website here.

ICES annual science conference 2017

This year the ASC offers 19 different theme sessions and 14 open sessions, during the 4 days of conference from the 18th to the 21st of September.

Together with US colleagues at NOAA, ICES annual science conference hope to ensure broad and inclusive participation to join the discussions on science for sustainable seas.

Keynote talks at the event include:

Kenneth Rose, University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Science, Horn Point Laboratory

Tundi Agardy​​, Forest Trends

Lionel Guidi, Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Université Paris ​


Conference website here.

Advances in Marine Ecosystem Modelling Research Conference 2017

The AMEMR (Advances in Marine Ecosystem Modelling Research) Conference will present marine modelling challenges, methods, applications and outcomes.

Marine ecosystem models are a fundamental tool for understanding marine ecosystems and providing projections of potential future states of the marine environment.  Marine modelling is continuously evolving, in response to new scientific knowledge, societal needs and computational resource.

The conference to be held in Plymouth, 3-6 July, will:

  1. Review the achievements that have been made on modelling during the last ~30 years, highlighting areas which need continued development.
  2. Show practical applications of ecosystem models that have had real impact. shaping future research agendas.
  3. Focus on state-of-the-art developments in “how to model”.
  4. Present contributions that use challenging data sets to inform models and/or models that include detailed process representation to make use of data sets understood by just a few people.

Conference website here.

UN Conference to Support Implementation of SDG 14

The conference will identify ways and means to support the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goal 14; conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The conference will: 

  • Build on existing successful partnerships and stimulate innovative and concrete new partnerships to advance the implementation of Goal 14;
  • Involve all relevant stakeholders, bringing together Governments, the United Nations system, other intergovernmental organizations, international financial institutions, non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academic institutions the scientific community, the private sector, philanthropic organizations and other actors to assess challenges and opportunities relating to, as well as actions taken towards, the implementation of Goal 14;
  • Share the experiences gained at the national, regional and international levels in the implementation of Goal 14

The Conference shall adopt by consensus a concise, focused, intergovernmentally agreed declaration in the form of a "Call for Action" to support the implementation of Goal 14 and a report containing the co-chairs' summaries of the partnership dialogues, as well as a list of voluntary commitments for the implementation of Goal 14, to be announced at the Conference.

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EU China Blue Year Event
To compare different approaches and identify areas of collaboration DG MARE organises the EU China Blue Year event in Brussels on 1-2 June.
For more information and registration visit the website of the European Commission here


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