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Past events

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.

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.

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 and 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.
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.


Colloquium Marine Spatial Planning & Science - Actual challenges and demands for effective action
The colloquium is organized in synergy with the Final Conference of the EU projects SUPREME and SIMWESTMED, for the implementation of Maritime Spatial Planning in the East and West Mediterranean. 
The Colloquium on MSP & Science aims to discuss about the actual challenges and demands about science for MSP, in order to identify key needs that research should address in the coming future. MSP initiatives are growing worldwide, and there is a need for science to support MSP elaboration and implementation for effective actions towards sustainable development of the oceans. 
The colloquium will see the participation of scientists and policy makers, discussing and brainstorming on the needs and challenges that science for MSP should address. The dialogue will start from the contribution of some invited MSP experts, in order to understand the current state of the art about research on MSP, and to define key concerns for research arising from MSP initiatives. The discussion will be nourished by the participation of decision makers and actors from the maritime industry, in order to reflect on the real demands rising from agents operating on Blue Growth and MSP.

The Colloquium on MSP & Science is part of the activities financed by JPI Oceans and CSA Oceans 2. The Colloquium is part on the Work Package on “Science support to coastal and maritime planning and management: Building an efficient interdisciplinary scientific community for policy relevant knowledge”, lead by Italy. 

Workshop: Scientific support to Munition in the Sea
As part of JPI Oceans joint action on “Munition in the sea”, CNR is organizing a workshop on 6-7 December 2018 in Rome, addressing scientific gaps and how research can bring substantial contributions for solutions and advances in knowledge.

Ammunition dumped at sea during or after wars constitutes an environmental and safety issue in many European countries. To facilitate research coordination and exchange of knowledge across European countries JPI Oceans has therefore initiated a joint action on “Munition in the sea” to facilitate research coordination and exchange of knowledge across European countries.

Four key aspects will be addressed: knowledge-based support to decisions, large scale identification of objects, chemicals sensing and remediation, and cost-efficient explosions remediation.

For more information: Conference website

CommOCEAN 2018
The third International Marine Science Communication Conference is to be held this December in Southampton, UK.
The event, which will take place in Southampton (UK) hosted by the National Oceanography Centre, will see hundreds of marine science communicators gather together to discuss the latest issues facing the ocean, and to develop their skills and techniques.
The conference aims to build a strong community of marine science communication professionals from across the world, and to inspire inventive and effective communication of marine science within the science community, to the wider public, and to governments and policy makers.
Registration is now open for the conference and abstracts can be submitted for oral and poster presentations, as well as expressions of interest in contributing to an exhibition of educational and outreach materials.
More information: 
Blue Bioeconomy call 2018 infoday

This call aims to accelerate the implementation of the EU Maritime Policy and the sustainable development of the blue economy across Europe. The event will start by showcasing some successful projects from the previous 2016 call which are soon coming to the end. Come and find out more about Blue Careers, Blue Labs and Blue Tech projects!

EASME and DG MARE will provide useful information about the new call and the application process.

As in 2016, the call will focus on three topics:

  • Blue Labs: innovative solutions for maritime challenges
  • Blue Careers in Europe
  • Grants for the Blue Economy: investing in innovation


The event is open to everybody and will also be webstreamed of which the link will be provided later. For registration, please click here.



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