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Sixth EMSEA Conference
The European Marine Science Educator Association (EMSEA) is having its 6th annual conference, hosted by Newcastle University. 
The conference provides delegates the opportunity to inspire and to be inspired by sharing innovative ocean literacy work with others. The overarching theme of the 2018 conference is the North Sea, The North East of England has a long proud maritime history, we aim to highlight this amazing history as well as showcase the many marine innovations the north east has created today.  
The Sub‐themes of the conference are 
  1. Citizen Science
  2. Marine Education and Ocean Literacy
  3. Blue Careers
  4. Transatlantic work 
  5. Open Session

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MiningImpact Stakeholder Information Event
The public hearing of the JPI Oceans MiningImpact research project on 'Environmental Risks and Impacts of Deep-Sea Mining', will take place on 20 September at the Museum of the Royal Belgium Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels.
As plans for the mining of resources from the seabed are taking shape around the world and the international community is deciding on the regulatory framework for the exploitation of mineral seabed resources at the International Seabed Authority (ISA), many questions remain about the environmental impact of the proposed mining activities. The research project MiningImpact funded under the framework of JPI Oceans is seeking to close this knowledge gap and inform the work of the ISA, by studying the impacts of an industrial test to harvest manganese nodules in the Pacific.
The aim of this public hearing is to present the planned research and its implications as well as the industrial mining test to interested stakeholders. Participants will have the opportunity to pose their questions and critically discuss with scientists and industry representatives about the environmental risks and impacts of seabed mining.
The event is scheduled for 11:30 - 15:00 at the Museum of the Royal Belgium Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), Rue Vautier / Vautierstraat 29, 1000 Brussels. To register for the event, please use the following link
10 years Joint Programming - Achievements and the way forward
This event will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Joint Programming Process (JPP) and will exchange on the JPIs‘ achievements and potential.

The conference will aim at gathering the main stakeholders of the JPIs, to share their experiences in developing and implementing challenge-driven R&I programmes and exchange on possible contributions towards Sustainable Development Goals. Especially with regard to FP9 and the introduction of missions, the JPI model can serve as a reference. JPIs role and contribution to developing and implementing mission-oriented programmes in FP9 will be discussed.

The programme will include three sessions:

  1. 10 years JPIs – 10 journeys of how to build ‘challenge-driven’ r&I programmes
  2. JPIs (re-)structuring the landscape
  3. the role of JPIs in European and international policy making

Registration is open until 19 August 2018.

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53rd European Marine Biology Symposium
The 53rd European Marine Biology Symposium will be organized in Ostend by the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) and Lifewatch Belgium between September 17th and 21st, 2018.

EMBS53 aims at linking the history, the present and the future of (European) marine biology. This edition will be special, as 2018 is a celebration year in Ostend: the first marine station worldwide was inaugurated exactly 175 years ago, in Ostend, by professor Pierre-Joseph Van Beneden. 

During EMBS53, scientists can present their work, linked to the following themes:
  • Science from a historical perspective
  • Science in a modern era
  • Citizen science
  • Science in the North Sea

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AQUA 2018 Montpellier

The AQUA events are co-organised by the European Aquaculture Society (EAS) and the World Aquaculture Society (WAS) and are held every six years. Past events were held in Nice (2000), Florence (2006) and Prague (2012). The event will highlight the latest aquaculture research and innovation to underpin continued growth of this exciting food production sector.

AQUA 2018 will celebrate the fact that aquaculture is one of the most important food production industries in the world. Aquaculture is the most efficient producer of high quality food and contributes to global health and wealth. Aquaculture respects the environment, creates employment and offers significant investment opportunities. AQUA 2018 will take place from August 25-29 in the beautiful French city of Montpellier and will comprise a scientific conference, trade exhibition, industry forums, workshops, student events and receptions.

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.  


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