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European Maritime Day - DG RTD session
19-20 May 2014, Bremen, Germany
Join us at the European Maritime Day on 19-20th May in Bremen!
This year’s European Maritime Day will focus on “Innovation driving Blue Growth” and on this occasion the EU Commission Directorate General for Research and Innovation is organising a thematic session on 20 May in Bremen, Germany, titled “Ocean technologies: an investment for sustainability”.
The session will be a discussion forum on possible ways to enhance European marine and maritime leadership through innovation and research.
It will present concrete examples that can contribute to unlock the innovation potential of seas and oceans in a sustainable way. The event will also be the place to identify innovation challenges and to demonstrate the ocean technologies' innovation and growth potential for multiple "Blue Growth" sectors and their benefit for society.
Several stakeholders' workshops featuring European research projects will also take place. Check them out
Several EU projects such as ECO2, MICROB3, BONUS or Sea For Society will take part in the exhibition while Commissioner Damanaki will present the awards to the winner of each of the 14 countries participating in the MARLISCO 's project video competition.
You will find the programme and all relevant information on the website.
Don't forget to register: https://emd2014.sharpdev.be/default.aspx
Since 2008, the European Maritime Day is celebrated across Europe on 20 May to raise awareness on the maritime sectors and support an integrated approach to maritime affairs.
It is the European flagship event on the Integrated Maritime Policy with participation of high-level speakers from all over Europe.
We look forward to celebrating European Maritime Day 2014 with you in Bremen!
Climate change adaptation & mitigation: key messages from IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report and implications for policy and decision making
6 May 2014, Brussels
The European Commission (Directorate-General for Research & Innovation) is organising this half day event (14:00 - 17:00) which brings together policy makers, key stakeholders from the private sector, civil society representatives, scientists, advisors and high level representatives from the IPCC in order to present the key findings of the IPCC 5th Assessment Report (AR5) on climate change adaptation and mitigation, discuss their implications for policy making and for economic and societal sectors, while identifying challenges and opportunities for the future.
The Commissioner for Research and Innovation, Ms Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, will open the event. High level representatives from the IPCC will provide key note speeches and present the key messages from the AR5 WG II* and WG III** Reports. The opening session will be followed by a Panel discussion. The Panel will include the Commissioner for Climate Action, Ms Connie Hedegaard, the Director-General of the Directorate-General Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), Mr Claus Sørensen, representatives of the business sector and experts from international organisations.
Venue: Charlemagne Building, 170 rue de la Loi, B-1040 Brussels
(Registration starting at 13:00)
For more information please contact RTD-IPCC-AR5-WG-II-AND-III-OUTREACH-EVENT.
*IPCC Working Group II Report (Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability), approved at the 38th Session of the IPCC, in Yokohama, Japan, on 25-29 March 2014.
** IPCC Working Group III Report (Mitigation of Climate Change), approved at the 39th Session of the IPCC in Berlin, Germany, on 7-11 April 2014.
Transport Research Arena 2014: Innovate Mobility, Mobilise Innovation
14-17 April 2014, Paris
The 5th edition of TRA will take place in Paris and will be a major event where Horizon 2020 will be discussed in depth, under the theme: "Transport Solutions: From Research to Deployment". The Transport Research Arena is a major conference on transport research in Europe held every 2 years.
Industrial Technologies 2014
9-11 April 2014, Athens, Greece
The Industrial Technologies 2014 conference integrates nanotechnology, biotechnology, advanced materials and new production technologies. The event offers opportunities for developing valuable research and industry collaborations, and showcases cutting-edge research, latest innovations and rising companies from all around Europe.
The main topics include:
- European and global developments in the high-tech arena,
- Re-industrialisation and regional development in Europe,
- Technological and entrepreneurial opportunities especially for the Balkan and Mediterranean states, and
- Opportunities in Horizon 2020 in the field of enabling technologies.
The event takes place during the Greek Presidency of the European Council and has received funding from European Union Seventh Framework Programme.
Conference JPI Health Diet for a Healthy Life (HDHL)
28 March 2014, Brussels, Belgium
The vision of JPI HDHL is that in 2030 all Europeans will have the motivation, ability and opportunity to consume a healthy diet from a variety of foods, have healthy levels of physical activity and the incidence of diet-related diseases will have decreased significantly. As part of the next phase of Joint Programming, the Implementation Plan will be launched at the 2nd international conference of JPI HDHL. The focus of our 2nd conference will be on the chances and barriers of this second phase.
The conference will bring together around 200 stakeholders and partners: like researchers, national and international policy makers, NGO’s, industry, other JPI’s and Research Infrastructure Initiatives.