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Public consultation on international ocean governance - extension of deadline
(09/09/2015) The aim of the consultation is to gather input on how the EU could contribute to achieving better international governance of oceans and seas to the benefit of sustainable blue growth.
After the success of the Glacier conference hosted by the Obama administration, Commissioner Vella will continue his extensive international agenda this autumn. As well as Alaska, the Commissioner has scheduled trips to Chile for a high profile summit on the Oceans, to China and to Washington to meet with key stakeholders in advance of Paris COP 21. To take advantage of the opportunities offered by this global outreach, the Ocean governance consultation period will be extended by a month, ending on 15th October.
On the basis of the results and other sources of data and information, the European Commission will consider how best to develop a more coherent, comprehensive and effective EU policy on improving the international ocean governance framework.
International ocean governance webpage
Commissioner Vella brings ocean governance listening tour to Norway
On his latest stop on the listening tour on international ocean governance, EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella visited Tromsø, Norway, following an invitation by Norwegian Fisheries Minister Elisabeth Aspaker.
Statement of Karmenu Vella, European Commissioners for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, and Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, on the European Parliament's Report on the Communication on "Innovation in the Blue Economy"
"We would like to put on record a sincere thanks to the European Parliament and in particular Mr João Ferreira and the Members of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, for this very extensive and welcome report on the potential of research and innovation in the Blue Economy to create jobs and growth, which also takes account of the opinions of the Committees on Fisheries and on Employment.
- 04/09/2015 - Call for proposals: EASME/EMFF/2015/220.127.116.11: Projects in the context of the Integrated Maritime Policy in the Black Sea and/or Mediterranean Sea regions