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2021.02.18
Facebook Live: the 'invisible' threat of chemical contaminants
On 18 February, JPI Oceans will host a special Facebook Live focusing on the ‘invisible’ threat of chemical contaminants for the future health of the ocean and the environment at large. While experts are increasingly concerned about the associated risks, they are often overshadowed by more visible and better recognised forms of marine pollution, such as microplastics. This event aims to countersteer.

The event will provide a first glimpse into a forthcoming policy paper developed by the JPI Oceans Knowledge Hub on the Integrated Assessment of New Pollutants. It includes recommendations to policymakers on how to include marine chemical status effectively into integrated assessments.

For the occasion, JPI Oceans is pleased to welcome as guest speaker the coordinator of the Knowledge Hub, Dr. Adam Lillicrap from the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) in Oslo.  He will talk about the effects of chemical contaminants on the marine environment and how the Knowledge Hub attempts to counteract the risks. The presentation will be followed by a live Q&A session with the audience.

Practical details: 

The event will take place on 18 February 2021 at 17:30 CET, as a Facebook Live session on the JPI Oceans Facebook page. No event registration is needed. Questions to our guest speaker are welcome and encouraged for the live Q&A, and can be submitted during the event in written form, in the comments tab.

See the Facebook Live here:

 

2021.02.17
MarTERA Call 2021 virtual brokerage event
As a part of the MarTERA Call 2021, a virtual brokerage event will be hosted on February 17th, 2021.

On 4 January 2021, the MarTERA Confund launched a fourth joint call for transnational research and innovation projects. This call is initiated by ministries/funding organisations from 9 countries: Belarus, Belgium, Germany, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, South Africa and Turkey. The total funding budget is EUR 8.5 million.

The call covers the following priority areas:

  • Priority Area 1: Environmentally friendly maritime technologies
  • Priority Area 2: Innovative concepts for ships and offshore structures
  • Priority Area 3: Automation, sensors, monitoring and observations
  • Priority Area 4: Advanced manufacturing and production
  • Priority Area 5: Safety and security

 

Applicants from the above mentioned countries are eligible for funding and applicants from other countries are eligible in case they fund their own involvement.

The Call 2021 is implemented as a two-step procedure (a pre-proposal and a full-proposal step). The deadline for the submission of pre-proposals via the online platform is 2021-03-26.

Detailed information is published on the MarTERA website.

As a part of the MarTERA Call 2021, a virtual brokerage event will be hosted on February 17th, 2021. The purpose is to provide a platform for participants to connect with potential partners in the process of applying for the MarTERA Call 2021. To register and for further information please visit the brokerage event website.

2021.01.21
MiningImpact - Stakeholder Information Day
The online event offers the community that is interested in deep-sea mining an opportunity for information exchange and active engagement in the next research campaign of the MiningImpact project. 
As plans for the mining of mineral resources from the seabed are taking shape around the world, the International Seabed Authority (ISA), with input from the international community, is drafting the regulatory framework for their exploitation. A number of questions remain about the environmental impacts of seabed mining activities, and the European research project MiningImpact is seeking to close this knowledge gap and inform the work of the ISA in this regard. 
 
Following a detailed environmental baseline study in 2019, MiningImpact and German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) are planning to carry out an independent scientific environmental monitoring programme around the trial of a nodule collector system by the Belgian contractor DEME-GSR. While the research cruise will take place in spring 2021, this event offers the opportunity for information exchange and active engagement in the campaign. 
 

Programme

The meeting programme is available here

Registration 

We kindly ask participants to register through the following link

 

2020.12.02
Science for Good Environmental Status expert workshop
The first S4GES expert workshop on ‘Musing on the concept of Good Environmental Status: the complexity of the status and the status of complexity’ is taking place virtually (2-4 December 2020). 

Science for Good Environmental Status expert workshop

The JPI Oceans Joint Action on ‘Science for Good Environmental Status’ (S4GES) aims to contribute to better understanding and achieving a GES in a more integrative way towards a sustainable use of the seas and ocean and support to the MSFD. The Joint Action will be articulated in three main lines of activities: (i) Knowledge sharing, (ii) Joint integrated monitoring approaches, and (iii) test beds and augmented observatories.

Cooperation, involvement, and exchange among user groups (policy makers, infrastructure providers, etc.) will continuously take place to identify scientific ideas and solutions, which can be implemented and serve user needs.

From 2 to 4 December 2020 the first S4GES expert workshop on ‘Musing on the concept of Good Environmental Status: the complexity of the status and the status of complexity’ is taking place virtually. The workshop is jointly organized by BlueMed Initiative and JPI Oceans and focuses on the complexity in the marine ecosystem and the connected aspects for the implementation and governance of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. 

We kindly invite you to participate in the workshop and feel free to distribute the workshop information within your communities. If you would like to attend the workshop, please fill in the registration form here. The number of participants is limited to 250 and registration ends on 1st December 2020. Read the workshop programme here.  For more information on each talk, please take a look at the abstract booklet.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us (JPI Oceans Secretariats contact: sandra.ketelhake@jpi-oceans.eu).
2020.11.12
JPI Oceans Management Board meeting November 2020
The 22nd meeting of the JPI Oceans Management Board will take place as an online.

The Board will, among other items, discuss JPI Oceans' ongoing and planned Actions, JPI Oceans' proposed strategy framework and reflect on the latest developments of Horizon Europe and the proposed partnerships. 

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.
2020.11.04
Facebook Live: Climate change & the ocean

On 4 November, JPI Oceans will host a special Facebook Live on how small ocean dynamics drive our climate. The event will feature one of four projects and its massive field campaign funded under the joint call “Next Generation Climate Science in Europe for Oceans”.


Oceans play a key role in the climate system and are also affected by climate change. As confirmed by the recent IPCC special report on ocean and cryosphere, ocean dynamics are a major modulator of weather and climate, including future trends and extremes. 

Focusing on ocean-climate dynamics and how they affect the Earth’s climate and marine ecosystems under global warming, the event will welcome guest speaker Prof. Sabrina Speich, coordinator of the newly launched JPI Oceans & JPI Climate EUREC4A-OA project. Sabrina Speich is professor of Oceanography and Climate Sciences at the Ecole Normale Superieure and is a member of the Laboratoire de Metereologie Dynamique (LMD), the coordinating institutions of the EUREC4A-OA project consortium. The session will include a presentation of the EUREC4A-OA project, followed by a live Q&A session with the audience.

Practical details: 

The event will take place on 4 November 2020 at 17:30 CET, as a Facebook Live session on the JPI Oceans Facebook page. No event registration is needed. Questions to our guest speaker are welcome and encouraged for the live Q&A. Questions can be submitted during the event in written form, in the comments under the Facebook live post.

See the Facebook Live here:

2020.11.04
JPI Oceans activity Cumulative Effects of Human Activities meeting
On 4 November, the JPI Oceans activity Cumulative Effects of Human Activities will gather nominated experts from interested member countries to re-examine options and revise the roadmap for the action.

JPI Oceans and the lead country Norway are organising an online meeting for nominated experts on Wednesday 4 November. This first meeting of the resumed activity will give an update on the work thus far, gather inputs from relevant projects and JPI Oceans activities and discuss the current roadmap and the way forward.

2020.08.24
JPI Oceans beyond 2020: Stakeholder Webinar
The webinar will be the prelude to the online feedback which will be a crucial element to engage the wider community in the development of the new strategy framework of JPI Oceans. 
The revised strategy aims to provide a framework and direction that will allow JPI Oceans to add value to national research and innovation efforts, to address European science and policy ambitions, and to contribute to global marine and maritime agendas.
 

Programme 

The draft programme for the webinar is available here
 

Registration

The webinar will be hosted on Zoom. To participate, please register here.
 

Online survey

Through an online survey, as a stakeholder of JPI Oceans and its R&I output you will have the opportunity to share with us your comments and suggestions on the role of JPI Oceans, research and innovation priorities and potential for Joint Actions and collaborations. To provide you with a comprehensive overview of the state of play, the draft Strategy Framework will be published and the survey opened one week before the webinar.
 

Expected outcomes

The feedback received through the survey will be analysed and consolidated by the JPI Oceans secretariat. The analysis, alongside input from parallel national consultations, will be brought forward in an enriched version of the Strategy Framework that will be tabled for adoption by the JPI Oceans Management Board in autumn 2020. 

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