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Past events

JPI Oceans Management Board meeting
The 20th meeting of the JPI Oceans Management Board will take place in Madrid, Spain. 

The Board will, among other items, discuss JPI Oceans' ongoing and planned Actions, work on the revision of JPI Oceans' strategy, reflect on latest developments of Horizon Europe and strengthen bonds with the host, the Spanish State Research Agency (AEI).

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.
ICES annual science conference 2019
This conference will take place from 9 - 12 September in Gothenburg, Sweden. The call for abstracts is open untill 11 March.
More information on the different themes is available here.
Challenges of Contaminants of Emerging Concerns - World Water Week
JPI Oceans joins forces with Water JPI and JPI AntiMicrobial Resistance for World Water Week in Stockholm.

One of the most serious risks for freshwater and marine ecosystems and consequently human health derives from the occurrence of emerging contaminants and pathogens, especially antibiotic resistant bacteria, in the environment. 
To face this challenge in a comprehensive way and to provide multidisciplinary solutions for a safe and clean aquatic ecosystems (freshwater, groundwater, marine), three Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs): Water JPI “Water Challenges for a Changing World”, JPI Oceans “Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans” and JPI AMR “On Antimicrobial Resistance” are jointly acting for strengthening the European Research Area (ERA) in the field of clean and healthy aquatic ecosystems and to leverage untapped potential in the collaboration between the freshwater, marine and health research areas. The three JPIs expect to launch a co-funded transnational and multi-disciplinary call for research and innovation proposals at the start of 2020.

The three JPIs, along with the Swedish Research Council, and Formas, are gathering experts to discuss the area of emerging contaminants and pathogens at World Water Week. The showcase will enable stakeholders and end-users to present their own challenges, influence and improve the objectives and strategies developed in the upcoming call in order to address the most urgent scientific challenges and priorities- in doing so, pave the way for the implementation of a more efficient Water policy.

World Water Week is the annual focal point for the globe's water issues. This year it will address the theme "water, ecosystems and human development".

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2019 IMBeR Open Science Conference
Future Oceans2 is the second IMBeR Open Science Conference and will provide an opportunity to join world leading researchers to present advances in science from all disciplines that contribute towards ocean sustainability for the benefit of society.

In addition to delivering an update of the pertinent science, Future Oceans2 will foster productive inter-and trans-disciplinary discussions and provide a forum to strategically map future research directions. Within this context, Future Oceans2 is based around three interlinked themes –
Theme 1. Understanding and quantifying the state and variability of marine ecosystems;
Theme 2. Improving scenarios, predictions and projections of future ocean-human systems at multiple scales; and
Theme 3. Improving and achieving sustainable ocean governance.
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EurOCEAN 2019
High-level science-policy conference co-organised by European Marine Board, the European Commission and the Intergovernmental  Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

EurOCEAN conferences are major European marine science policy conferences providing a forum for policymakers and strategic planners at European and national level, to interact with the marine research community and marine and maritime stakeholders. EurOCEAN 2019 will discuss the contribution of European marine science to the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development  (2021-2030). The conference will also highlight the contribution of marine science to other ongoing and future initiatives supported by Horizon 2020 and the forthcoming Horizon Europe, the European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation programme (2021-2027).

JPI Oceans will be present at the EurOCEAN conference with a small exhibition booth, providing more information on the JPI Oceans actions and projects. 

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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.


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