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2021.06.16
European conference of Aix-Marseille University: Protect our oceans, the challenge of Europe's global leadership
The 2021 European conference of Aix-Marseille University: Protect our oceans, the challenge of Europe's global leadership is taking place 16 June 2021.

A a co-organiser, JPI Oceans is happy to invite you to the 2021 European conference of Aix-Marseille University: Protect our oceans, the challenge of Europe's global leadership, taking place 16 June 2021.

The interplay between ocean science, policy and society will be the topic of the 2021 European Conference of Aix-Marseille University, under the high patronage of Member of the European Parliament Maria da Graça Carvalho. Scientific Coordinator: Prof. Richard Sempéré, Director of the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography (MIO), Marseille (France).

Get involved by showcasing your project or your organisation in relation to the European Conference's topic. To do so, you can submit a poster by Monday 31 May 2021.

Visit the website of the 2021 European conference of Aix-Marseille University to register and read more about the conference. 

2021.06.08
Facebook Live: An ocean of untapped potential for new ingredients: are we ready?
On World Ocean Day, JPI Oceans will host a special Facebook Live focusing on the potential for sustainable marine ingredients originating from underutilized and waste material from fisheries and aquaculture. The event will feature one of the first projects funded under the BlueBio ERA-NET Cofund.

An ocean of untapped potential for new ingredients: are we ready?

Aquatic biomass from the seas and oceans has large potential to ensure future food, feed and nutrition security. It can also be source of raw materials for use in value chains for high value products and processes including pharmaceuticals, food ingredients, bioprocessing, chemicals, novel materials and cosmetics, all while factoring in environment and climate change risks.

To explore and harness these potentials in a sustainable way at the European level, JPI Oceans collaborated in 2018 with the former ERA-NETs COFASP and ERA MBT in founding the BlueBio ERA-NET Cofund, with 27 partners from 16 countries.

For this Facebook live event, JPI Oceans is pleased to welcome as guest speaker Mr. Themis Altintzoglou from Nofima, the coordinating institution of the BlueCC project, one of the first funded projects under the BlueBio ERA-NET Cofund.

BlueCC focuses on sustainably exploiting polymers derived from underutilized marine species, by-catch and cleaner fish from the aquaculture industry to develop new eco-friendly marine ingredients and commercialized products using a market acceptance approach.

See the Facebook Live:

 

Practical details

The event will take place on 8 June 2021 at 17:30 CET, as a Facebook Live session on the JPI Oceans Facebook page. No event registration is needed.

Questions to our guest speaker are welcome and encouraged for the live Q&A, and can be submitted during the event in written form in the Facebook comments tab.
2021.06.02
All-Atlantic R&I for a Sustainable Ocean Conference
The All-Atlantic R&I for a Sustainable Ocean - Ministerial High-Level & Stakeholders Conference is on 2-4 June 2021 in the Azores, Portugal.

The All-Atlantic2021 – All-Atlantic R&I for a Sustainable Ocean: Ministerial High-Level & Stakeholders Conference will take place under the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, on 2-4 June 2021 in the Azores, Portugal, in close cooperation with the European Commission, aiming to strengthen Research & Innovation cooperation across and along the Atlantic Ocean, from “pole to pole”.

The event will be a step forward in the work developed by the All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance, bringing together Ministries, high-level representatives and ocean leaders, including researchers, youth, entrepreneurs, academics, and civil society.

It will be an opportunity to discuss the progress of the current All-Atlantic marine research and innovation cooperation, and launch an All-Atlantic Pledging Platform as a new approach to the existing cooperation and to deliver solutions to accelerate the twin green and digital transitions, building a greener, fairer, and a more resilient society. Discussions on the new methodologies for ocean observation and ecosystems-based management linked to digitalization processes represent an important innovative step towards the integration of the Ocean-Space-Climate-Food nexus, contributing to Ocean Sustainability.

2021.06.01
High-Level Launch of the Ocean Decade and Ocean Decade Laboratories
The High-Level Launch of the Ocean Decade and Ocean Decade Laboratories will be 1 June 2021. 

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2021 to 2030 as the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development – the "Ocean Decade". With the cancellation of the in-person sessions of the First International Ocean Decade Conference in consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic that were originally planned for May – June 2021, the start of the Ocean Decade will be celebrated with a series of re-structured virtual and hybrid events starting from June 2021 to mid-2022.

Read more about the High-Level Launch of the Ocean Decade and Ocean Decade Laboratories here

2021.05.22
Ocean Literacy Festival
EU4Ocean Atlantic and North Sea basin community are organising the first Ocean Literacy Festival 22 May 2021, which will showcase initiatives and activities from all European countries bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea.

Supported by the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission, the EU4Ocean Atlantic & North Sea basin community is organising the first Ocean Literacy Festival, which will showcase initiatives and activities from all European countries bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea.

The Festival will take place on May 22nd, 2021, back-to-back with the annual European Maritime Day conference, organised this year in Den Helder (Netherlands). 

The aim of the Festival is to raise awareness of the importance of the ocean, marine resources and ocean science for the blue economy in the region. The festival activities are aimed at families, young people, pupils, teachers, marine science educators, researchers, entrepreneurs, policy makers, and other professionals. 

The EU4Ocean coalition is looking for engaging ocean literacy activities, from science shows, arts performances, science cafés or workshops to public debates and educational activities for young Europeans and other audiences that are directly or indirectly linked to the Atlantic & North Sea basin.

Although most festival activities will be digital, the Festival may include hybrid events that can consist of activities either taking place online or happening in different locations and being broadcast online.

2021.05.20
European Maritime Day 2021
European Maritime Day 2021 will take place virtually from Den Helder, The Netherlands on 20 and 21 May. The European Maritime Day (EMD) Conference is the annual two-day event during which Europe’s maritime community meet to network, discuss and forge joint action on maritime affairs and sustainable blue economy. 

The European Maritime Day (EMD) Conference is the annual two-day event during which Europe’s maritime community meet to network, discuss and forge joint action on maritime affairs and sustainable blue economy. European Maritime Day 2021 will take place virtually from Den Helder, The Netherlands on 20 and 21 May. It will be co-organised with the City of Den Helder, the Province of Noord-Holland and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.

The European Maritime Day (EMD) Conference consists of keynotes, workshops and networking opportunities. The registration deadline is 17 May 2021, register here

2021.03.29
Our framework for pan-European cooperation: launching JPI Oceans’ new strategy
In an online event, JPI Oceans will launch its Strategy Framework 2021-25, present recent developments in its Joint Actions and projects, and discuss contributions to Horizon Europe, the UN Ocean Decade and other initiatives.
Developed with JPI Oceans members and co-created with stakeholders, the new Strategy Framework provides a coherent setting for the coming years for efficient and impactful pan-European research and innovation, in support of healthy and productive seas and ocean. It builds on the previous design, vision and scope of JPI Oceans, while also directing the lens towards external European and international developments that have emerged since the adoption of JPI Oceans’ first research and innovation agenda. 
 
Motivated by previous successes, and capitalising on best practices, the revised strategy defines the thematic space and impact ambitions of JPI Oceans around the three priority areas for a resilient ocean: health, productivity and stewardship & governance. To initiate the move from ambition to implementation the Strategy Framework also outlines a procedure how to establish activities that contribute to our strategic goals and vision. 
 
Join the event and learn more about JPI Oceans’ ambitions for coming years! 
 

Practical details: 

The event will take place on 29 March from 14.00 to 16.30. Read more and find the programme for the event here. Participants are welcome to register through the following link
2021.03.15
Joint training course on blue biotechnologies
The Blue Bio ERA-NET Cofund and BlueMed CSA are organising a joint training course in blue biotechnologies in March 2021. 

Foster collaborative reasearch

The BLUEMED R&I initiative for Blue jobs and growth in the Mediterranean area has identified “Explore the potential of Blue Biotechnologies” as one of the priority goals of its Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA). Among the actions identified to reach this goal will be to foster collaborative research through transdisciplinary fields of expertise (e.g. genomics, data bases, outreach) and interdisciplinary approaches (e.g. by scientists, private stakeholders, end-users etc.), and promote education through training the next generation of marine biotechnologists.

In this context, the recently endorsed BlueMed Implementation Plan promotes the development of a joint strategic action on Blue Biotech at first by organizing a training course aiming at the creation of blue careers.

BlueBio COFUND coordinates R&D funding scheme to strengthen Europe’s position in the blue bioeconomy and address gaps to finally identify ways of bringing bio-based products and services to the market and find new ways of creating value from in the blue bioeconomy.

Date and Location: 15 – 19 March 2021, National Research Council of Italy, Messina (Sicily) and virtual

The course is designed for up to 30 applicants, of which 15 connected in remote, from BlueBio and BlueMed partner countries. This training course is addressed to participants with a Master Degree or higher in marine science, economics, biotechnologies and other relevant fields. Applicants can work for research institutions or industries with focus on research in the related fields. Applications will be open until 21 December, 2020. After an evaluation process, the selected applicants will be invited to attend the training course virtual or face-to-face at the beginning of February, 2021.  

Specific objectives of the course

The advanced training course aims at contributing to the creation of ‘blue skills’, filling knowledge gaps while matching market opportunities via a joint effort among the scientific community, research infrastructures and business operators. The program will offer the opportunity of increasing awareness about marine biotechnology purposes, and also promoting the progress of the research results through the pipeline up to the market, identifying technological and legal bottlenecks step by step and prospecting solutions.

Encouraging teachers-students dialogue, the course will also be an opportunity to effectively interact with stakeholders and end-users.

At the end of the course the attendees are expected to:

  • Be aware of the significance of marine biotechnology in a broad sense.
  • Know the application fields, tools and opportunities.
  • Know the limits and identify overcoming strategies (e.g. available infrastructures).
  • Identify intra/interdisciplinary interaction strategies.
  • Know examples of best practices related to real-life experiences.
  • Be aware of the global market on marine biotech and development trends.
  • Identify internship opportunities with industrial partners on the basis of the products and services available.

 

Applications are open until 21st December 2020. Apply now!

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