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CommOCEAN 2016

CommOCEAN 2016 is the 2nd in a series of International Marine Science Communication Conferences.

Following on from the successful IMSCC-1, organized by CIIMAR, Ciencia Viva & EMBCP in 2014, the Bruges-Ostend CommOCEAN event is a unique opportunity to make a major leap forward in communicating your ocean knowledge. The organizers (VLIZ, EMB, EMBCP, UNESCO-IOC-IODE) are developing an inspiring, innovative and interactive programme consisting of two separate events: a 2-day conference in Bruges (6-7 December 2016), followed by a 1-day high-level training program at the InnovOcean facilities in Ostend (8 December 2016).

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Sustainable Ocean Summit

The fourth Sustainable Ocean Summit will discyss U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their impact on the ocean business community.

The World Ocean Council (WOC)’s Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) is a global, multi-sector platform for leadership companies and  organizations to advance Corporate Ocean Responsibility and ocean business community leadership and collaboration on sustainable development. 
At the conference  participants will work together to review ocean economic projections for the coming 15 years and develop industry-driven solutions to ocean sustainable development challenges. The results of the “Ocean 2030” session will feed into WOC and ocean business community efforts to address ocean sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN, especially for SDG 14 on the Ocean.
Kathrine Angell-Hansen, Director of the JPI Oceans secretariat, is a speaker at the second day of the conference, presenting European priorities and opportunities for collaboration with the ocean business community. 
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Deep-Sea Mining – What next for science?

The event, hostet at the European Parliament, will present key findings on recent research projects on deep-sea mining and reflect on how these will influence the development of this still nascent industry

Over the past five years, the European Commission and EU Member States have made large investments in research and technological development to prepare for a world in which deep-sea mining is a reality. Projects have covered basic research into deep-sea habitats, the potential environmental and societal impacts of deep-sea mining as well as the technologies to enable mining.
For the JPI Oceans MiningImpact project Prof. Matthias Haeckel and Prof. Ann Vanreusel will present the latest results of the project which aims at assessing the long-term impacts of polymetallic nodule mining on the deep-sea environment. Speakers will further consider what role science and technology play in the context of regulatory and commercial developments, and what the EU should consider in taking this issue forward.
The event is organised by the SEARICA European Parliament Intergroup Seas, Rivers, Islands & Coastal Areas and the German Marine Research Consortium (KDM).
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MarineBiotech ERA-NET stakeholder meeting

The Marine Biotechnology ERA-NET will hold a stakeholder meeting, coinciding with the launch of the recently completed European Marine Biotechnology Research and Innovation Roadmap.

The Stakeholder meeting builds on the key elements of the Roadmap and will feature a wide range of speakers from international industry and the research community. This event will run from 9:00 to 17:00 on 13th October and from 9:00 to 13:00 on 14th October and comprises 6 sessions:
Session 1: Marine biotechnology, an industry perspective. With the aim of stimulating innovations based on the use of marine biotechnology to explore and maximise the use of marine bioresources, speakers from different industry sectors will describe how they use a range of novel marine materials in commercial applications.
Session 2: Creating a marine biotechnology business. The challenges of building a business venture based on marine biotechnology are the focus of this session, which includes presentations on financing a new biotechnology enabled venture, managing knowledge transfer and intellectual property in addition to case studies presented by two marine biotechnology driven high-potential SMEs providing novel products to vastly different global markets.
Session 3: Supporting marine biotechnology RTDI. Leading industry practitioners will will give their perspectives on the future opportunities to develop new research tools and infrastructure; novel processes and applications in the health, food and food ingredients sectors.
Session 4: ERA-MBT and other EU supported marine biotechnology projects. Participants will learn of the impacts and outputs from some of Europe’s major publicly funded marine biotechnology research projects and hear of the progress on projects funded by the first ERA-MBT call for research proposals.
Session 5 – 6: Future research opportunities and setting priorities. Highly interactive sessions will focus on mechanisms to support marine biotechnology and set priorities for marine biotechnology research and innovation.
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Supporting Marine Research Knowledge Exchange for Blue Growth

Stakeholders from the fields of policy, knowledge, industry and regional authorities will gather in the European Parliament to debate how the exchange of marine knowledge to support innovation can be improved. 

Speakers from the European Commission, industry, knowledge institutions and regional authorities will highlight the challenges in the process but will also bring their experience in terms of practical solutions that allow the best ideas and results from research be converted into innovative products and services for marine and maritime related business and activities. 

The event is organised by the European Parliament’s Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup together with EurOcean and will be chaired by MEP Ricardo Serrão Santos.

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JPI Oceans - OECD Seminar | The Future of the Ocean Economy

The seminar held in Brussels will bring together the JPI Oceans Management Board, Advisory Board and key stakeholders to discuss the OECD Future of the Ocean Economy report.

The objectives of the seminar are to:
  • present the main results of the OECD Future of the Ocean Economy report.
  • discuss the report’s recommendations with stakeholder representatives.
  • address how the EU and its Member States can take lessons learned forward.
  • present the future of the OECD Ocean Economy Project.
In the panel sessions following the presentation of the report, participants will discuss the perspectives of ocean based industries and the lessons learnt for integrated ocean management and public research and innovation policy.
The seminar is held on the eve of the 12th Management Board meeting at which the JPI Oceans member countries will discuss the future challenges of the oceans, and the potential role of JPI Oceans.
Participation in the seminar is by invitation only.
Be Smart, Think Blue Conference & Brokerage Event 2016

 The event offers marine and maritime research community the opportunity to interact with the Smart Blue Regions initiative and to establish contacts with potential partners to address open calls for Blue Growth research proposals in Horizon 2020

The first day of the event will provide attendees with comprehensive insights into smart blue specialisations, including examples of success stories and reflections on the major current challenges in the Baltic Sea region and across Europe. The presentations on the day will draw on the work carried out as part of a number of recent and ongoing projects and other initiatives promoting research and innovation strategies for smart specialisation (RIS3).

The brokerage event offers a full day of opportunities to establish contacts with potential project partners. In the morning researchers, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders are invited to present their project idea in 5 minutes flash presentations. During the event attendees will also be able to meet with international national contact point staff (NCPs) from the BioHorizon and ETNA2020 projects able to provide support in relation to the rules of participation, partnering, proposal writing, etc.

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ICES Annual Science Conference

The ICES Annual Science Conference 2016 promises an exciting week-long forum that brings the international marine science community together to share innovative science.

Scientists, policy- and decision-makers, students, and stakeholders are all invited to join the discussions on science for sustainable seas. Keynote talks at the event include: 

Understanding the processes behind fish stock dynamics: Where are we?​
Fritz Köster, DTU Aqua, Denmark 

Are ecosystem approaches driving a paradigm shift in fisheries science?​
Eva Plaganyi, CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere Flagship, Australia ​

Marine biosecurity in a changing world - how and why should we manage marine invasions
Chad Hewitt, University of Waikato, New Zealand

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