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.
How to foster blue growth in the Baltic Sea region?
Baltic Sea stakeholders and authorities met today to discuss how to foster blue growth and develop an innovative and sustainable maritime economy in the region. The ultimate aim: developing a master plan for blue growth in the Baltic.
Our Ocean conference: Commissioner Vella sets out EU measures to preserve the world's oceans
Commissioner Karmenu Vella, responsible for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, today announced a set of actions that will include a major political initiative on international ocean governance next year. Based on a wide public consultation and listening tour, this initiative reaffirms the European Commission's commitment to better international ocean governance and will strengthen the EUs external action in this regard.
The BLUEMED initiative for blue growth and jobs in the Mediterranean
High level conference