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Past events

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.
More information: 
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.

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.


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