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Past events

JPI Oceans workshop: Munition in the Sea
The workshop will take place in Oslo to bring together researchers, regulators/authorities, industry, and field operators to discuss new technology, knowledge gaps and discuss best practice.
Ammunition dumped at sea during or after wars constitutes an environmental and safety issue in many 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. 
The aim of the workshop organized by the Research Council of Norway (RCN) and Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) is to exchange information and establish best practice recommendations on responsibility, technology, risk assessment, and procedures regarding munitions in the sea. The workshop will also inform a second planned workshop in Italy later in 2018 focusing on scientific gaps and possible solutions.
The workshop is organized around a scenario which envisages a pipeline or cable from the coast and across the sea bed. Because of the bottom topography the trajectory has to pass through a known dump site for ammunition. In other areas, the risk of encountering explosive war remnants is not known. The depth ranges from 10-50 m close to the coast to several hundred meters at high sea with a bottom sediment which is partly soft and partly hard.
If you have any questions please respond to Inger Oline Røsvik or Petter Kvadsheim

The workshop is supported by the CSA Oceans 2 project which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 696324.

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

EMD is celebrated annually across Europe at the end of May to raise the visibility of maritime sectors and support an integrated approach to maritime affairs.The EMD 2018 conference and exhibition will take place on 31 May and 1 June 2018 in Burgas, Bulgaria.

This year, JPI Oceans will be hosting a workshop looking into the Blue Bioeconomy. The workshop will invite maritime and other stakeholders to discuss their needs and find ways for them to contribute to Blue Bioeconomy. The outcome of the workshop is to develop an understanding of the multitude of opportunities within the Blue Bioeconomy and identify how to work together in adding value to marine bioresources. These outcomes will feed into the proposed Cofund project on the Blue Bioeconomy, forming the starting point for future collaborations.

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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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