Atlantic Forum workshop - Bilbao

Maritime Spatial Planning and Climate Change Mitigation under the Ecosystem Approach

Date: 12/11/2012

Place: Palacio Euskalduna Conference Centre pdf - 3 MB [3 MB] All available translations., Avenida de Abandoibarra, 48011 Bilbao, Spain

PROGRAMME

Sunday 11 November afternoon
15.00-18.00

Optional visits to the Port of Bilbao and/or Marine Energy Infrastructure of MUTRIKU.

Meeting point for both visits: Euskalduna Conference Centre (Avenida Abandoibarra, 4) at 15.00

20.00Cocktail
Monday 12 November
09.00-09.30Registration of participants (Euskalduna Conference Centre, Avenida Abandoibarra, 4 – Puerta de la explanada)
09.30-10.15

Opening Session

 
  • Guillermo Echenique, External Action Secretary-General, Basque governement
  • Ségolène Royal, President of the Poitou-Charentes Regional Council
  • Andrés Hermida Trastoy, Director General for fishery resources, Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment
  • Izaskun Bilbao, Member of the European Parliament
  • Luis Miguel Pariza, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee; member of the Atlantic Forum'Leadership Group'
  • Mr Luis Cañada Vicinay, Chairman of the Basque Maritime Cluster (Foro Marítimo Vasco)
  • Mr Jokin Díaz Arsuaga, Vice-regional minister for the Environment, Territorial Planning, Agriculture and Fisheries, Basque government
  • Matthew King, European Commission, Head of Unit, Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
10.15-11.00Introduction to the subject and Methodology
 

"Maritine Spatial Planning and Climate Change Mitigation under the Ecosystem-based Approach pdf - 4 MB [4 MB] All available translations.". Key note Speaker: D. Ángel Borja, Principal researcher - AZTI-Tecnalia.

11.00-11.30

Coffee Break

11.30-13.00Workshops in parallel sessions (Part I)
 

WS1 (part 1): Ecosystem approach in Fisheries management

The ecosystem approach lies at the heart of the EU’s Marine Strategy Framework Directive, the objective being to achieve ‘good environmental status’ in each EU sea basin. The workshop will review the basis for applying the ecosystem approach and the experience acquired so far, in order to identify needs and actions for its implementation in European Atlantic waters, with a particular view on fisheries.

Moderator: Lorenzo Motos, AZTI-Tecnalia
Panellists:

 

WS2 (part 1): Offshore Aquaculture

Offshore aquaculture is both an opportunity and a strong technological challenge. This workshop will overview the current status and predicted future of the European Aquaculture sector (offshore aquaculture in particular). Technological needs will be reviewed and the state of the art showcased. The industry will show its position, and stakeholders from Atlantic Member States will be asked to share their experience on offshore aquaculture. Potential local/national/regional projects will be identified.

Moderator: Diego Mendiola, AZTI-Tecnalia
Panellists:

 

WS3 (part 1): Renewable Energies: Industrial development

The workshop will bring-up the experience of Member States in setting up an industrial sector around marine renewable energy. The discussion will focus on how to accelerate the development of this sector to make it a significant player in electricity generation, job creation and economic growth.

Moderator: Jose Luis Villate, Director of Marine Energy with TECNALIA and vice-chairman of Ocean Energy Systems, a Technology Initiative of the International Energy Agency
Panellists:

 

WS4 (part 1): Intermodal transport services and maritime safety

The workshop will show-case experience and strategies of Member States on Short Sea Shipping and Intermodal Transport. The workshop will focus how to improve these services, and will tackle marine pollution through the experience of the Spanish Technology Platform for coastal protection and for the marine environment.

Moderator: Javier López de Lacalle, Managing Director of the Basque Maritime Forum (Foro Maritimo Vasco)
Panellists:

13.00-14.30

Lunch

14.30-14.45

Presentation of MARNET project pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] All available translations. - Mr Gerry Finn, BMW Regional Assembly, Ireland

14.45-16.30Workshops in parallel sessions (Part II)
 WS1 (part 2): Ecosystem approach for Fisheries management

Moderator: Lorenzo Motos, AZTI-Tecnalia
Panellists:

 WS2 (part 2): Offshore Aquaculture

Moderator: Diego Mendiola, AZTI-Tecnalia
Panellists:

 WS3 (part 2): Renewable Energies: Industrial development

Moderator: Jose Luis Villate, Director of Marine Energy with TECNALIA and vice-chairman of Ocean Energy Systems, a Technology Initiative of the International Energy Agency
Panellists:

  • Iñigo Losada, Director of the Environmental Hydraulics Institute of Cantabria, Spain ("The development of ocean renewable energies in a climate changing environment")
  • José Joaquín Hernández Brito, Oceanic Platform of Canary Islands, Spain ("Platforms for the ocean of tomorrow: sustainable and smart harnessing of renewable marine resources")
  • Yann Hervé de Roeck, France Energies Marines ("How France is going to catch up on marine renewable technologies")
  • Eoin Sweenney, Sustainable Energy Authority, Ireland ("Perspectives on the Development of the Marine Renewable Energy Industry Sector in Ireland pdf - 4 MB [4 MB] All available translations.")
 WS4 (part 2): Intermodal transport services and maritime safety

Moderator: Javier López de Lacalle, Managing Director Basque Maritime Cluster (Foro Maritimo Vasco)
Panellists:

16.30-17.00Coffee Break
17.00-18.30

Closing session - debriefing on the workshops and final conclusions

  • Debriefing by the workshops' moderators
  • Teresa Molina, under-Director General, State Secretariat for the European Union, Spanish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Madrid
  • Vicente Rodríguez Sáez, Deputy Head of Unit, Directorate-General for Regional Policy, European Commission
18.30Networking Cocktail

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