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28 September 2015
28 September 2015
European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, is in Washington this week to convey the EU's commitment to sustainable development.
 
25 September 2015
25 September 2015
Today, the United Nations is set to adopt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, setting out a global framework to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development by 2030. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals also include a goal to "Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources."
 
24 September 2015
24 September 2015
The European Commission is organising a conference on maritime spatial planning (MSP) as a tool to address challenges and develop opportunities in maritime economic activities and environmental protection, in the context of growing and competing uses of marine space.
 
23 September 2015
23 September 2015
The speeches and presentations are now on-line.
 
23 September 2015
23 September 2015
The 7th European Coastguard Functions Forum conference is held in Helsinki on 22-24 September, with participants from the EU Coastguard Function Authorities, the European Commission and EU Agencies. The forum –currently chaired by Finland- will present the work done during 2015 and prepare the work plan for 2016.
 
22 September 2015
22 September 2015
EU funds can be used in various ways to support local maritime projects, participants at an EU conference in Brussels discovered today.
 
21 September 2015
21 September 2015
Commissioner Karmenu Vella outlined his Ocean Governance plans at European Union Committee of the Regions today. Central to his message was the need for sustainable blue growth. Maritime regions can benefit significantly from advances in ocean energy and litter clean-up projects, ocean surveillance programmes and other blue growth initiatives, the Commissioner said.
 
21 September 2015
21 September 2015
Nearly all scientists and engineers involved in analysing our seas and oceans agree on the need for a more coordinated approach to observing and surveying the ocean.
 
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