Marine Knowledge 2020: marine data and observation for smart and sustainable growth (July 2010)
We cannot begin to forecast the future behaviour of our seas and oceans unless we understand the past. The aim of EU's "marine knowledge 2020" initiative is to transform Europe's fragmented activities for observing the sea into an integrated coherent package that increases efficiency for marine and maritime professionals from industry, public authorities and academia, that encourages innovation and that reduces our present uncertainty as to what is happening beneath the sea surface.
EU engages in negotiations to prevent unregulated fisheries in the Arctic high seas
The European Union participated in the first round of international negotiations on measures to prevent unregulated fisheries in the Arctic high seas took place between 19 and 21 April in Washington DC.
Selection of members of the informal expert group on "Skills and career development in the Blue Economy"
The European Commission is setting up an informal expert group to advice the Commission on matters pertaining to the education, training, skills and career development within the blue economy.
Commissioner Vella welcomes IPCC’s decision to produce a special report on the oceans
Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and the Environment, welcomes the consensus reached by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to prepare a special report on climate change and oceans and the cryosphere (frozen bodies of water) during its 43rd session held in Nairobi between 11th and 13th April.