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CommOCEAN 2018
The third International Marine Science Communication Conference is to be held this December in Southampton, UK.
The event, which will take place in Southampton (UK) hosted by the National Oceanography Centre, will see hundreds of marine science communicators gather together to discuss the latest issues facing the ocean, and to develop their skills and techniques.
The conference aims to build a strong community of marine science communication professionals from across the world, and to inspire inventive and effective communication of marine science within the science community, to the wider public, and to governments and policy makers.
Registration is now open for the conference and abstracts can be submitted for oral and poster presentations, as well as expressions of interest in contributing to an exhibition of educational and outreach materials.
More information: 
Blue Bioeconomy call 2018 infoday

This call aims to accelerate the implementation of the EU Maritime Policy and the sustainable development of the blue economy across Europe. The event will start by showcasing some successful projects from the previous 2016 call which are soon coming to the end. Come and find out more about Blue Careers, Blue Labs and Blue Tech projects!

EASME and DG MARE will provide useful information about the new call and the application process.

As in 2016, the call will focus on three topics:

  • Blue Labs: innovative solutions for maritime challenges
  • Blue Careers in Europe
  • Grants for the Blue Economy: investing in innovation


The event is open to everybody and will also be webstreamed of which the link will be provided later. For registration, please click here.


EOOS conference
The first EOOS Conference  will bring together and connect diverse ocean observing stakeholder communities to discuss the future of a European Ocean Observation System (EOOS).
The Conference will build on progress made at the EOOS Forum, and will launch an EOOS strategy and implementation plan, together with a strong call to action.
It’s an opportunity to network with stakeholders across Europe and help shape the future European Ocean Observing System (EOOS).
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Final meeting JPI Oceans microplastics projects
On 20 November, the four microplastics research projects funded under JPI Oceans will hold their joint final meeting alongside the MICRO2018 conference in Lanzarote.
At this meeting, the projects will present their key finding and results and discuss theses with a wide audience, including how best they can feed into policy processes such as the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Stakeholders, project partners and funding partners are invited to join the meeting, which will be held alongside the MICRO2018 conference in Lanzarote.
The four JPI Oceans microplastics projects are: 
  • BASEMAN - Defining the baselines and standards for microplastics analyses in European waters
  • EPHEMARE - Ecotoxicological effects of microplastics in marine ecosystems
  • PLASTOX - Direct and indirect ecotoxicological impacts of microplastics on marine organisms
  • WEATHER-MIC - How microplastic weathering changes its transport, fate and toxicity in the marine environment


Participants are welcome register for the meeting here
Practical details: 
The meeting will take place at the Arrecife Gran Hotel, Lanzarote, Spain Parque Islas Canarias, s/n - 35500 Arrecif
Joint BONUS-HELCOM conference
The 7th BONUS Forum and the 8th HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan Stakeholder Conference held in association with OSPAR, ICES and JPI Oceans.

The Conference reinforces and develops the synergies of HELCOM and BONUS in association with key strategic actors in northern European regional seas – OSPAR, ICES, JPI Oceans – in efforts related to environmental policy and sustainable development of the northern European regional seas.

This conference features and discusses:
  • New research and innovation results
  • Future research priorities and needs from the policy perspective 
  • Next steps towards the joint Baltic Sea and North Sea research and innovation programme


More information: 

Our Ocean Conference Bali
The Government of the Republic of Indonesia will host the fifth Our Ocean Conference in Bali on 29 and 30 October 2018. Our Ocean Conference is focused on generating commitments and taking actions to maintain the sustainability of our oceans.

Our Ocean Conference 2018 will convene participants from countries across the globe to ensure diverse perspectives from various stakeholders, including governments, commercial sectors, financing entities, scientific communities, civil society organizations, and young leaders. Heads of States, Ministers, and champions from various backgrounds will also be invited to influence concrete and actionable commitments to preserve the oceans' health.

Areas of action are:

  • Marine protected areas
  • Climate change
  • Sustainable fisheries
  • Marine pollution
  • Sustainable blue economy
  • Maritime security


More information: Conference website


Bioeconomy Conference
The emerging bioeconomy is moving from research niche to market norm and Europe needs to maintain its current global leadership. The update of the EU Bioeconomy Strategy is a major European Commission wide policy initiative which will be presented and discussed during the Bioeconomy Conference on October 22, in Brussels, Charlemagne building.

The conference will celebrate the launch of the updated EU Bioeconomy Strategy and action plan to enhance the transition in a changed EU policy context and towards a new environmental, social and economic reality. It will also set the scene for the start of the discussion about synergetic actions across different priority areas:

  • support strategic research and innovation, and strengthen support for education and training,
  • upscale the bio-based sectors, mobilise investments, support the creation of markets, develop better monitoring,
  • encourage the adoption, update and coherence of national and regional Bioeconomy Strategies throughout Europe with citizens engagement,
  • strengthen the understanding and resilience of land and sea ecosystems,
  • monitoring and assessment of bioeconomy development


Registration will open early September. For more information: Conference website

JPI Oceans 17th MB meeting

The JPI Oceans Management Board will meet on 8 and 9 October in Reykjavik, Iceland, just before the ICES working meeting on UN's Sustainable Development Goal 14 "Life below water".

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.





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