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Past events

JPI Oceans Backcasting Foresight Workshop
As part of the CSA Oceans 2 project, the workshop will debate research and innovation paths needed to address marine and maritime missions.
Three scenarios have been identified for a back-casting approach: 
  • Proteins from the Seas and Oceans; a future where the nutritional protein support from seafood to a global growing population is ensured.
  • Space-Ocean; a future where the sustainable use of the marine space is enabled for automated human activities.
  • A Green-Blue Planet; a future where Seas and Oceans are environmental friendly, with zero impact (pollution, CO2, noise etc.) from human activities. 
Participants from different sectors and initiatives are invited to discuss different visions, research gaps and impacts of breakthrough  innovation. The outputs of the workshop will support reflections at policy level on options and/or new ideas for tackling some global challenges for Seas and Oceans.
The programme of the workshop can be found on the 2nd page of the 'Blue Observer', a fictional newspaper publishing news on marine and maritime activities in 2038.  
EOOS Forum
The European Ocean Observing System (EOOS) forum will mark the launch of the EOOS strategy, coming after an open stakeholder consultation completed in 2017.

EOOS is a coordinating framework designed to align and integrate Europe’s ocean observing capacity, promote a systematic and collaborative approach to collecting information on the state and variability of our seas, and underpin sustainable management of the marine environment and its resources.

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CSA Oceans 2 Foresight Exercise
An expert workshop on "Future innovative and autonomous technologies to monitor and mitigate effects of anthropogenic use in coastal and regional seas" will be held on 20-21 February in Toulon (France).

The workshop brings together experts from science, industry and the public sector to identify innovation potential and development needs in (sub)marine technology. Particular emphasis lies on the monitoring and mitigation of environmental impacts on the marine enviornment caused by human activity. The results will inform future strategy development in JPI Oceans.

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COLUMBUS Annual Conference
 The conference will bring together partners, collaborators and interested parties to highlight Blue Knowledge Transfer case studies and lessons learned through the work performed by the COLUMBUS project. 

The event will also host the launch of the COLUMBUS Knowledge Transfer handbook and recomendations for European and national funding agencies to embed Knowledge Transfer systems in current and future funding mechanims. Training on the COLUMBUS Knowledge Transfer methodology will be offered and will be targeted towards scientists and project managers. 

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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.


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