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European Maritime Day 2017

European Maritime Day is the annual meeting point for Europe’s maritime community to network, discuss and forge joint action. 

The EMD 2017 conference and exhibition will be held on 18-19 May 2017 in Poole. It will be followed by the Poole Maritime Festival (15-21 May 2017), dedicated to engaging the general public and celebrating Poole and Dorset's local maritime heritage and environment.

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SETAC Europe 27th Annual Meeting

The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Europe organises its 27th Annual Meeting, dedicated to the study, analysis and solution of environmental problems, the management and regulation of natural resources.

SETAC Europe Brussels is a 5-day event featuring between 2,000 and 2,500 scientists, assessors, regulators and managers from academia, business and government.The overarching theme of the meeting is “environmental quality through transdisciplinary collaboration”.Partners from the JPI Oceans EPHEMARE project on the ecotoxicological effects of microplastics will be present at the event.

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JPI Oceans workshop: Cumulative effects of human activities

Together with the lead countries, Estonia and The Netherlands, JPI Oceans is organising a workshop on cumulative effects assessment of human activities in Europe.

The aim of the workshop is drawing up a roadmap for JPI Oceans based on the following elements:

  1. Outline key activities at short, intermediate and long-term perspective;
  2. Initiate performing analysis on key gaps in the underlying scientific knowledge on “Cumulative effects of human activities”;
  3. Identify common tools and harmonized methods as a prerequisite for cross-regional cooperation;
  4. Start delineating a strategy for making “Cumulative effects of human activities” relevant within policy and management and identify legislative frameworks;
  5. Identify funding sources for joint activities.
The meeting will take place in the Stadskasteel Oudaen, Oudegracht 99, 3511 AE  Utrecht. 
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MarTERA Brokerage Event

The event will present the MarTERA Call on maritime and marine technologies and allow participants to network and identify partners to apply for the call. 

The brokerage event is open to potential partners from all sectors (researchers, SME and public sector) who are interested in collaboration on development and competitive breakthroughs of marine and maritime technologies.
Ateliers des Tanneurs
Rue des Tanneurs 60A
Brussel, Belgium
The MarTERA Cofund is an initiative of JPI Oceans and the former ERA-NET MARTEC. In December MarTERA opened a joint call of 30 million Euro for transnational research and innovation projects on marine and maritime technologies. 
This call is initiated by 18 funding organisations of the former ERA-NET MARTEC consortium and JPI Oceans members from 16 countries/regions:
  • EU Member States countries/regions: Belgium-Flanders, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Spain;
  • EU associated countries: Norway and Turkey
  • Third countries: Argentina, Belarus and South Africa.
The 16 countries support following maritime and marine technology areas:
  • Priority Area 1: Environmentally friendly maritime technologies
  • Priority Area 2: Development of novel materials and structures
  • Priority Area 3: Sensors, automation, monitoring and observations
  • Priority Area 4: Advanced manufacturing and production
  • Priority Area 5: Safety and security


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MiningImpact Annual Meeting 2017

The meeting will discuss project results and reserch highlights achieved within the first two years of the JPI Oceans MiningImpact project.

The meeting will further decide on the roadmap for the final phase of the project which looks into the ecological aspects of deep-sea mining. It will take place at "Haus der Wissenschaft" in central Bremen.

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CommOCEAN 2016

CommOCEAN 2016 is the 2nd in a series of International Marine Science Communication Conferences.

Following on from the successful IMSCC-1, organized by CIIMAR, Ciencia Viva & EMBCP in 2014, the Bruges-Ostend CommOCEAN event is a unique opportunity to make a major leap forward in communicating your ocean knowledge. The organizers (VLIZ, EMB, EMBCP, UNESCO-IOC-IODE) are developing an inspiring, innovative and interactive programme consisting of two separate events: a 2-day conference in Bruges (6-7 December 2016), followed by a 1-day high-level training program at the InnovOcean facilities in Ostend (8 December 2016).

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Sustainable Ocean Summit

The fourth Sustainable Ocean Summit will discyss U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their impact on the ocean business community.

The World Ocean Council (WOC)’s Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) is a global, multi-sector platform for leadership companies and  organizations to advance Corporate Ocean Responsibility and ocean business community leadership and collaboration on sustainable development. 
At the conference  participants will work together to review ocean economic projections for the coming 15 years and develop industry-driven solutions to ocean sustainable development challenges. The results of the “Ocean 2030” session will feed into WOC and ocean business community efforts to address ocean sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN, especially for SDG 14 on the Ocean.
Kathrine Angell-Hansen, Director of the JPI Oceans secretariat, is a speaker at the second day of the conference, presenting European priorities and opportunities for collaboration with the ocean business community. 
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Deep-Sea Mining – What next for science?

The event, hostet at the European Parliament, will present key findings on recent research projects on deep-sea mining and reflect on how these will influence the development of this still nascent industry

Over the past five years, the European Commission and EU Member States have made large investments in research and technological development to prepare for a world in which deep-sea mining is a reality. Projects have covered basic research into deep-sea habitats, the potential environmental and societal impacts of deep-sea mining as well as the technologies to enable mining.
For the JPI Oceans MiningImpact project Prof. Matthias Haeckel and Prof. Ann Vanreusel will present the latest results of the project which aims at assessing the long-term impacts of polymetallic nodule mining on the deep-sea environment. Speakers will further consider what role science and technology play in the context of regulatory and commercial developments, and what the EU should consider in taking this issue forward.
The event is organised by the SEARICA European Parliament Intergroup Seas, Rivers, Islands & Coastal Areas and the German Marine Research Consortium (KDM).
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