At the heart of European Maritime Day was a 2-day conference "The Future of our Seas" in Poole, UK, on 18 and 19 May. High-level sessions and stakeholder workshops attracted delegates & experts from across Europe and beyond.
The programme included more than 30 stakeholder workshops and project pitches on the following themes: 1) Innovation & Growth, 2) People & Skills, 3) Safety & Security, 4) Sustainability & Governance.
It also featured attractive plenary sessions, including inspirational key-notes, a leadership exchange, a practitioner's exchange on sea-basin strategies, as well as a project launch for the 2016 EMFF Blue Growth call.
As in previous years all interested stakeholders were invited to get actively involved in shaping the event.
Venue: Lighthouse Arts & Conference Centre in Poole