BioMarine 2008 Forum: with the participation of Joe Borg
End production: 24/10/2008 First transmission: 24/10/2008
BioMarine is a unique international forum that brings together business, science, government, civil society and media to advance ocean sustainability. This international platform for dialogue includes a large number of interactive world-class conferences, debates and a business convention. The goal of BioMarine is to facilitate a new global oceans dialogue to enhance interaction and coordination between marine and maritime industry, scientists, policy makers and representatives from civil society. BioMarine will also partner with the media to raise pubic awareness and put the oceans on the world agenda.
The first edition of the Forum took place from 20 to 24 October 2008 in Toulon and Marseille, France. The BioMarine 2008 Forum is the major maritime event of the French Presidency of the European Union. The event was warmly welcomed by the European Commission in view of the Blue Book on Maritime Policy adopted by the European Council on 14 December 2007.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||General view of Marseille's harbour
||Remote 2000 submarine
||Arrival of Joe Borg, Member of the EC in charge of Fisheries and Maritime Affairs
||Remote 2000 submarine
||Joe Borg visiting the submarine (14 shots)
||Joe Borg (in ENGLISH) on the submarine; saying that undoubtly this is a research initiative which needs to be encouraged and they can develop further inititiaves together within the umbrella of Maritime Policy
||Joe Borg (in ENGLISH) on BioMarine; saying that the visit to the BioMarine exhibition is itself a landmark because you have all the various sectors connected with maritime affairs, ranging from energy to marine research to fisheries and various other areas, maritime transport, questions of surveillance, which are discussed during the conference itself and also with the joint exhibition; and all these are being discussed in a new way in the sense that rather than looking at them purely sectorialy, they are also looking at the holistic picture
||Exterior view of Parc Chanot Congress Palace (2 shots)
||Joe Borg visiting the BioMarine exhibition (8 shots)
||General view of the closing plenary session of the BioMarine Forum (3 shots)