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2021.09.08
CE2COAST Annual meeting
CE2COAST, the JPI Oceans & JPI Climate co-funded project, will hold its annual meeting on 8-9 September 2021.

The aim of CE2COAST, the JPI Oceans & JPI Climate co-funded project, is to provide more accurate local projections of near-future climate change for European regional seas and coasts, to support management and industrial decision-making.

CE2COAST will hold its annual meeting on 8-9 September 2021.

2021.09.06
Kiel Munitions Clearance Week
The event addresses the whole spectrum of pressing issues in legacy munition clearance. Through panel debates, technology showcases and roundtables it will cover multiple aspects of munitions clearance.

On 6-10 September, JPI Oceans will be at the Munitions Clearing Week in Kiel, Germany. Speakers from JPI Oceans at the conference include Thorsten Kiefer, Executive Director, Joachim Harms, Vice Chair of the Management Committee, and Aaron Beck, coordinator of the HOTMIC project.

The event will address the whole spectrum of pressing issues in legacy munition clearance. Through panel debates, technology showcases and roundtables it will cover the state of scientific research, environmental and societal impacts, legal aspects and much more.

The presence of unexploded ammunition in European sea basins exposes the environment and civil society to serious safety risks and the leakage of pollutants. Since 2014, a dedicated JPI Oceans Joint Action aims to coordinate research and innovation to assess risks, define priorities and suggest intervention options with regards to munition in the marine environment. In 2020, JPI Oceans has turned this effort into a Knowledge Hub, in order to harness the experience and knowledge accumulated in six years. 

More info & registration: https://munitionclearanceweek.org/

2021.06.25
Knowledge Hub webinar on integrated assessment of chemical contaminants
The Webinar taking place on June 25 will highlight the work of the Knowledge Hub and present its recommendations on how to improve the methodological basis for marine chemical status assessment.

The Joint Programming Initiative Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans (JPI Oceans) established in 2019 the JPI Oceans Knowledge Hub (KHUB) on the integrated assessment of chemical contaminants and their effects on the marine environment. The work of the Knowledge Hub work has resulted in a policy paper which focuses on improving the efficiency and implementation of integrated assessment methodology of effects of chemicals of emerging concern. The Knowledge Hub is represented by highly skilled scientists and policy makers, appointed by the JPI Oceans Management Board, to ensure that the recommendations provided are useful for policy making.

The Webinar will take place on June 25, from 2-4pm CEST.  Please register here.

Agenda:


14:00 Introduction to the JPI Oceans Knowledge Hub
Welcome
Thorsten Kiefer, Executive director JPI Oceans 
Background (MSFD / WFD)
Georg Hanke, European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), Ispra, Italy
Introduction to the KHUB
Abraham Trujillo Quintela, Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), State Research Agency (AEI), Ministry for Science and Innovation

14:20 Challenges with chemical contaminants in the marine environment 

Ioanna Katsiadaki, CEFAS, JPI Oceans KHUB co-coordinator

14:30 Integrated assessments – what is it and where should we go? 

Dick Vethaak, Deltares, Unit Marine and Coastal Systems / VU University, Department Environment and Health

14:50 Recommendations – how should be get there? 

Adam Lillicrap, NIVA, JPI Oceans KHUB coordinator

15:00 Moderated discussion / interactive Q&A session

Moderator: Adam Lillicrap
 
15:45 Concluding remarks
Hanna Lee Behrens, Research Council of Norway - Management Board JPI Oceans

 

Background

In a time of environmental awareness, spurred on by the possibility that our world is threatened by climate change, it is important to remember that there are other anthropogenic pressures, which are also essential for addressing the protection of the marine and coastal environment. Pollution is a global, complex issue that contributes to biodiversity loss and poor environmental health and comes from the production and release of many of the synthetic chemicals that we use in our daily lives. Chemical contaminants are often underrepresented as a major contributor of environmental deterioration.

We look forward to seeing you! 

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. 

2021.06.15
BlueBio 2nd Additional Call brokerage event
The 2021 BlueBio call with a budget of approx. 8 million Euro, supported by 8 countries, aims to facilitate research and innovation to underpin sustainable and circular management and use of natural resources. 

On Tuesday 8 June, the ERA-NET Cofund Blue Bioeconomy launched its 2nd Additional Call. This call aims to facilitate research and innovation to underpin sustainable and circular management and use of natural resources. This will encompass an integrated food systems approach to ensure ecosystem integrity and resilience. Furthermore, acceptability, trust, transparency, and innovation uptake by citizens are key to developing the Blue Bioeconomy sector. To this end the production and consumption of safe and healthy food and bio-based products (food and nutrition security) is vital and this call will address market and socioeconomic aspects of the value chain to foster solutions to these issues.

The official call text document can be found in the submission portal

Participation in the call

10 partners from 8 countries have contributed approximately 8 million EUR to the call. The following partner countries will provide funds: Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Malta and Norway. Partners from countries not participating in the Call may join consortia but participation will be at the institutions' own expense. 

Each project must include at least three partners from three countries and has to include at least one industry partner.

Call timeline

8 June: launch of the call
15 June: online brokerage event, part 1 (presentation of the call and submission tool)
21 June: online brokerage event, part 2 (matchmaking sessions on b2match)
20 September: submission deadline for pre-proposals

Brokerage Event

A brokerage event will be organised with b2match on 15 and 21 June 2021. The b2match tool can also be used to schedule more 1:1 meetings until 21 July 2021.

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

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