Location: Edinburgh, UK
On 29 January, our Ediburgh conference on regional cooperation in the North Sea brought together over 170 participants from all sectors and all North Sea countries. Industry representatives, NGOs, researchers and national authorities at various levels discuss how to better cooperate in order to address energy and spatial planning challenges at sea basin level.
The main message from panelists and participants was an overwhelming call for a more structured dialogue between sectors. They underlined the need for serious commitment at political level to North Sea cooperation in order to identify clear responsibilities and overcome the first-mover risk.
- Programme [76 KB] All available translations.
- Ivan Pineda, EWEA: Wind Energy in the North Sea [737 KB] All available translations.
- Carolyn Clarke, PwC: The future of North Sea oil and gas in the UKCS [665 KB] All available translations.
- Talitha Koek, Natuur&Milieu: Challenges for offshore wind in the North Sea [325 KB] All available translations.
- Pim Visser, VisNed: Fishing on a Square Inch? [802 KB] All available translations.
- Lodewijk Abspoel, NL Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment: MSP shipping and energy – listen to your stakeholders [2 MB] All available translations.
- Andreas Wagner, Stichtung Offshore Windenergie: Offshore wind energy and maritime spatial planning [3 MB] All available translations.
- Charles Nathan, RSPB: Energy & Marine Spatial Planning in the North Sea [2 MB] All available translations.
Green Week: webinar on funding and investing in sustainable blue projects
This webinar which will take place on June 2, will cover the major ways to fund projects in blue economy and show how project promoters can combine different funding sources (EFSI, EMFF, H2020 etc).
UNFSA Review Conference – A step forward towards the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources
The Resumed Review Conference on the Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks (UNFSA) finished last Friday after one week of intensive negotiations at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 23rd to 27th May.
Selection of members of the informal expert group on "Skills and career development in the Blue Economy" - Deadline extended
The deadline for submission (originally 31 May 2016) has been extended to 10 June 2016.