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Advances in Marine Ecosystem Modelling Research Conference 2017

The AMEMR (Advances in Marine Ecosystem Modelling Research) Conference will present marine modelling challenges, methods, applications and outcomes.

Marine ecosystem models are a fundamental tool for understanding marine ecosystems and providing projections of potential future states of the marine environment.  Marine modelling is continuously evolving, in response to new scientific knowledge, societal needs and computational resource.

The conference to be held in Plymouth, 3-6 July, will:

  1. Review the achievements that have been made on modelling during the last ~30 years, highlighting areas which need continued development.
  2. Show practical applications of ecosystem models that have had real impact. shaping future research agendas.
  3. Focus on state-of-the-art developments in “how to model”.
  4. Present contributions that use challenging data sets to inform models and/or models that include detailed process representation to make use of data sets understood by just a few people.

Conference website here.

UN Conference to Support Implementation of SDG 14

The conference will identify ways and means to support the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goal 14; conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The conference will: 

  • Build on existing successful partnerships and stimulate innovative and concrete new partnerships to advance the implementation of Goal 14;
  • Involve all relevant stakeholders, bringing together Governments, the United Nations system, other intergovernmental organizations, international financial institutions, non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academic institutions the scientific community, the private sector, philanthropic organizations and other actors to assess challenges and opportunities relating to, as well as actions taken towards, the implementation of Goal 14;
  • Share the experiences gained at the national, regional and international levels in the implementation of Goal 14

The Conference shall adopt by consensus a concise, focused, intergovernmentally agreed declaration in the form of a "Call for Action" to support the implementation of Goal 14 and a report containing the co-chairs' summaries of the partnership dialogues, as well as a list of voluntary commitments for the implementation of Goal 14, to be announced at the Conference.

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EU China Blue Year Event
To compare different approaches and identify areas of collaboration DG MARE organises the EU China Blue Year event in Brussels on 1-2 June.
For more information and registration visit the website of the European Commission here
European Maritime Day 2017

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

The EMD 2017 conference and exhibition will be held on 18-19 May 2017 in Poole. It will be followed by the Poole Maritime Festival (15-21 May 2017), dedicated to engaging the general public and celebrating Poole and Dorset's local maritime heritage and environment.

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SETAC Europe 27th Annual Meeting

The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Europe organises its 27th Annual Meeting, dedicated to the study, analysis and solution of environmental problems, the management and regulation of natural resources.

SETAC Europe Brussels is a 5-day event featuring between 2,000 and 2,500 scientists, assessors, regulators and managers from academia, business and government.The overarching theme of the meeting is “environmental quality through transdisciplinary collaboration”.Partners from the JPI Oceans EPHEMARE project on the ecotoxicological effects of microplastics will be present at the event.

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JPI Oceans workshop: Cumulative effects of human activities

Together with the lead countries, Estonia and The Netherlands, JPI Oceans is organising a workshop on cumulative effects assessment of human activities in Europe.

The aim of the workshop is drawing up a roadmap for JPI Oceans based on the following elements:

  1. Outline key activities at short, intermediate and long-term perspective;
  2. Initiate performing analysis on key gaps in the underlying scientific knowledge on “Cumulative effects of human activities”;
  3. Identify common tools and harmonized methods as a prerequisite for cross-regional cooperation;
  4. Start delineating a strategy for making “Cumulative effects of human activities” relevant within policy and management and identify legislative frameworks;
  5. Identify funding sources for joint activities.
The meeting will take place in the Stadskasteel Oudaen, Oudegracht 99, 3511 AE  Utrecht. 
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MarTERA Brokerage Event

The event will present the MarTERA Call on maritime and marine technologies and allow participants to network and identify partners to apply for the call. 

The brokerage event is open to potential partners from all sectors (researchers, SME and public sector) who are interested in collaboration on development and competitive breakthroughs of marine and maritime technologies.
Ateliers des Tanneurs
Rue des Tanneurs 60A
Brussel, Belgium
The MarTERA Cofund is an initiative of JPI Oceans and the former ERA-NET MARTEC. In December MarTERA opened a joint call of 30 million Euro for transnational research and innovation projects on marine and maritime technologies. 
This call is initiated by 18 funding organisations of the former ERA-NET MARTEC consortium and JPI Oceans members from 16 countries/regions:
  • EU Member States countries/regions: Belgium-Flanders, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Spain;
  • EU associated countries: Norway and Turkey
  • Third countries: Argentina, Belarus and South Africa.
The 16 countries support following maritime and marine technology areas:
  • Priority Area 1: Environmentally friendly maritime technologies
  • Priority Area 2: Development of novel materials and structures
  • Priority Area 3: Sensors, automation, monitoring and observations
  • Priority Area 4: Advanced manufacturing and production
  • Priority Area 5: Safety and security


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MiningImpact Annual Meeting 2017

The meeting will discuss project results and reserch highlights achieved within the first two years of the JPI Oceans MiningImpact project.

The meeting will further decide on the roadmap for the final phase of the project which looks into the ecological aspects of deep-sea mining. It will take place at "Haus der Wissenschaft" in central Bremen.

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