Organisers: Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe (CPMR) City of Gothenburg
Which initiatives, projects and financial tools can best cope with challenges affecting the tourism sector? Participation in the debate of representatives of Regional and Local governments and industry will allow brainstorming on how to conclude private public partnerships to implement integrated strategies and smartly allocate financial resources to boost maritime coastal tourism and blue growth.
Moderator: SIMONA COSTA, Head of Office, Representation of Liguria Region
Organisers: North Sea Commission
The workshop aims to showcase a generic cross-sectoral and integrated approach for sustainable island management, focussing on connecting communities with new technologies, and empowering local communities. We will illustrate how regional qualities will be exploited with the experience from the Interreg IV B project Cradle to Cradle Islands, which was a finalist for the Regiostar award 2013 in the category Sustainable Growth. The project aims to contribute to environmental sustainability and economic profit of the North Sea Region by promoting energy responsible and sustainable solutions for island environments.
Organisers: Region Blekinge, Sweden
Oil pollution is today affecting coastal areas and mobilizing private and public means on a very regular basis. Elected representatives, project managers, and experts from international organizations will share expertise about the damage (economic, ecological) resulting from oil pollution and affecting tourism in coastal areas, and about concrete ways to deal with it.
Moderator: PIERRE KARLESKIND, Region Brittany and CPMR
Organiser: WATERBORNE European Technology Platform
This workshop aims to discuss the priorities and implementation instruments for the waterborne sector in Horizon2020, in two main streams: (1) Scientific and Technical (future research and innovation) and (2) Governance of RDI.
Taking guidance from the WATERBORNE SRA , IMP, Blue Growth, White Paper on Transport and the upcoming STTP, focus will be on Vessels and Operations articulated along two pillars (Efficient Ship and Towards Zero Accident) and shaped in 6 Research Arenas (Efficiency, Hull/Water Interface, e-Maritime, Design/Production, Engines/Fuels, New Vessels and Systems Concepts).
Moderator: PIERRE SAMES, WATERBORNE ETP Support Group
Organiser: Fresh-Thoughts Consulting/Ricardo-AEA
The workshop will introduce the European Climate Adaptation Platform, illustrating how it can be used for developing adaptation responses in maritime sectors. Discussions with regional stakeholders on the difficulties they have encountered in implementing ICZM and MSP principles in the context of climate change adaptation will help identify where additional guidance in the Platform could be useful to support marine and coastal management.
Moderator: MARIA BERGLUND, Policy Expert from Fresh-Thoughts Consulting
Joint Programming Initiative “healthy and productive seas and oceans” (JPI Oceans)
European Marine Board
This workshop focuses on the relationships between marine environmental health and human health. Speakers will discuss the need for a coordinated oceans and human health research programme in Europe, addressing both benefits and challenges to public health, associated with our interactions with the seas. The workshop will also highlight the need for monitoring the marine environment in the context of MSFD.
Moderator: CAROLINE BOCQUEL, Irish Marine Institute, JPI Oceans
Organisers: Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development (MIO-ECSDE) in cooperation with Horizon 2020 Capacity Building/Mediterranean Environment Programme and the MedPartnership.
The workshop will raise awareness on the opportunities and threats of developing sustainable tourism and ecotourism in the Mediterranean. Special attention will be given to the impacts of the expansion of the tourism season.
Organisers: European Federation of Nautical Tourism Destinations (FEDETON) European Centre for Nature Conservation – ECNC Group
Maritime and coastal tourism is one of the key focus areas of the Blue Growth Strategy, accounting for over 2 million jobs in Europe. Coastal and island destinations are in a privileged position to seize the economic and social opportunities of the Blue Economy. Integrating sustainable development into the overall management of tourism destinations and prioritising tourism products and services that thrive on our shared European natural heritage and ecological values is key to successfully addressing the challenge of strengthening Europe's position as Nº 1 Tourism Destination in the world.
Moderator: RAFAEL MORENO, European Federation of Nautical Tourism Destinations
Organisers: DOLPHIN FP7 project, in cooperation with the NEREIDS and SIMTISYS FP7 projects.
The workshop will address the support to Maritime Surveillance provided by Copernicus, the EU’s Earth Observation programme combining satellite imagery and data with local data sources to deliver geo-spatial information services and products. The aim of the workshop is to showcase services provided in three policy areas of interest (border control, traffic safety and fisheries control), collect feedback from existing and potential users, and present ‘success stories’ from users of precursor services.
Moderator: LEENDERT BAL, Head of Operations Department (EMSA)
Organisers: Milieu Ltd.
The large amounts of litter ending up in the oceans pose environmental, economic, sanitary and aesthetic problems. Marine litter results mainly from poor solid waste management practices, both at sea and on land, and from lack of awareness of the public at large. While prevention is the priority, the removal of marine litter that is already present in the environment should be considered. The workshop will discuss the results of the recently held international conference on marine litter and further focus on critical success factors for litter removal initiatives and how they can be encouraged.
Moderator: WIM VAN BREUSEGEM, Team Leader, MARELITT (Pilot project: removal of marine litter from Europe’s four regional seas
European Boating Industry
European Marine Board
MedPAN – Network of marine protected area managers in the Mediterranean Sea
The workshop will look at the current development of marine protected areas in the Mediterranean Sea and wider science needs for achieving MPA networks across Europe. Bringing together a range of marine and maritime stakeholders together, the workshop will highlight the possible impacts of MPA development on nautical activities and boating tourism. A key objective of the workshop will be to examine whether a common understanding of the various stakeholders' needs could open the possibility for a common strategy and joint guidance to be developed together for sustainable nautical tourism in the Mediterranean Sea.
Moderator: MIRNA CIENIEWICZ, European Boating Industry
Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management
Clean Shipping Index
The Region of Västra Götaland, Sweden
Malta Shortsea Promotion Centre
The workshop will focus on the possibilities of using environmental indices to contribute to sustainable shipping. Europe heavily depends on shipping to transport goods mainly to and from Asia. Short sea shipping is an important part of this supply chain. Compared to other transport modes, shipping is competitive when it comes to climate change and CO2 emission. However, voices are heard from all over the world to increase focus on the overall environmental impact of shipping.
Moderator: EELCHO LEEMANS, Director of North Sea Foundation
Organisers: The Maritime Institute in Gdańsk, City of Turku, s. Pro sustainable projects
The focus is on macro-regional cooperation on Blue Growth in the Baltic Sea basin. Using findings of such projects as: BaltAdapt, AQUABEST, SUBMARINER, PartiSEApate, the panel and audience discussion will address following issues:
Moderator: ANGELA SCHULTZ ZEHDEN, S. PRO Sustainable Projects (Germany)
Organisers: German Marine Research Consortium in cooperation with Cyprus University of Technology, Azores Regional Government, University of Southampton, Alfred Wegener Institute, Region Västra Götaland and Spanish Institute for Oceanography
This session kicks-off a public debate about the possibility of a MarineKIC under the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT). A MarineKIC has the potential to be a unique commercial venture to support blue growth in regions across Europe based on the best education, research and technology, while preserving or even enhancing the environmental quality of the seas and oceans. The speakers will present their expectations of a MarineKIC.
Moderator: JAN-STEFAN FRITZ, Head, Brussels Office, KDM German Marine Research Consortium
Scottish Association for Marine Science
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research
Mediterranean Oceanography Network for the Global Ocean Observing System
European Global Ocean Observing System
We will demystify the ecosystem approach to marine management in order to meet the targets of Marine Strategy Framework Directive. We will demonstrate ways to balance conservation and use of ecosystems while developing and enhancing the ecosystem services which underpin growth in the maritime sectors. We will deliver guidance and promote tools for operational oceanography, stakeholder engagement and the development of sustainable maritime tourism with specific examples from the Mediterranean.
Gdynia Maritime University, POLAND
Centre for Factories of the Future (C4FF), UK
The workshop has two main objectives: First, to analyse the forms and scope of cooperation for development maritime and coastal tourism in the Baltic Sea Region and present partnerships in education and development of maritime and coastal tourism. Second, to identify the deficiencies of Maritime Education and Training and promote transfer and development of innovations.
Organisers: Coastal & Marine Union – EUCC
The workshop will present and discuss best practices and success stories illustrating the synergy between maritime and coastal heritage and tourism. Tourism will be discussed as a basis for the European Union's ambitions in the field of Blue Growth. The topic will be illustrated by four prominent speakers representing national, regional and local authorities from the Mediterranean region. Gozo, Alonissos, Oeste Region and Lagos are all award winning destinations in EUCC’s Quality Coast network.
Moderator: HENDRIK OOSTERVELD, President, EUCC
Organisers: Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) Europe
Cruise tourism and leisure boating make significant contributions to marine and coastal tourism in Europe. Adequate waste reception facilities are vital to ensure waste produced on board ships can be efficiently discharged in ports. By promoting a dialogue between relevant stakeholders, this workshop aims to address the challenges faced by ports, cruise ships and leisure boats, and to discuss possible solutions to ensure the long-term sustainability of coastal and marine tourism.
Moderator: ROBERT ASHDOWN, Secretary General, CLIA EUROPE
Malta Intelligent Energy Management Agency (MIEMA)
Institute of Earth Systems, University of Malta
The workshop will focus on the role of regions in relation to exploiting the potential of offshore wind energy (OSW). Regions are crucial for further OSW development, for practical reasons and because of the political and strategic role they can play.
While the technological advancement in OSW applications is considerable in industry, the uptake in terms of knowledge and effective policy in Europe’s regional and local governments is still patchy. On the other hand initiatives like the Renewable Energy Grid Initiative bundle efforts of cable operating companies and non-governmental organisations to support grid development. The workshop will present a state of play on these different aspects.
Moderator: DIRK GOTZMAN