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Last update: 20 September 2017

Second Arctic Science Ministerial

25-26 October 2018, Berlin, Germany.

The European Commission, Finland and Germany will co-host the 2nd Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM 2) on 25-26 October 2018 in Berlin.

The aims of this 2nd ministerial meeting are to promote the results of the deliverables agreed at the 1st Arctic Science Ministerial, increase capacity to respond to major societal challenges in the Arctic, encourage further scientific cooperation among a large number of countries and representatives of indigenous peoples.

The 1st Arctic Science Ministerial, hosted by the White House in 2016, brought together science ministers from 24 governments, EU representatives and delegates from Arctic Indigenous peoples’ organisations. Their discussions centred on collective efforts to step up international scientific cooperation in the Arctic. The 2nd Arctic Science Ministerial is not an Arctic Council event. However, Finland is chairing the Arctic Council from May 2017 to May 2019. This guarantees strong links between the Ministerial and the Arctic Council. All  delegations present at the 1st Ministerial and other interested governments are invited - participation of indigenous Arctic communities is a priority.

What will be on the agenda?

On Day 1 an Arctic Science Conference will showcase the latest achievements as regards the deliverables agreed for each thematic area at the 1st Ministerial. The discussion will focus on scientific advances in the deliverables and on the commitment needed in future. It will be open to a wide range of Arctic stakeholders, policymakers and media. The first day of the conference will be followed by an evening networking reception at 7 p.m. These discussions will prepare the ground for Day 2 on which government ministers and delegates will meet to discuss the main scientific issues. The main objectives are to release a Joint Statement, issue a report on initiatives taken over the preceding 2 years and an updated list of deliverables expected to generate results over the next few years. Further details will be published in the run-up to the conference.


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Last update: 20 September 2017

A New Era of Blue Enlightenment

12-14 July 2017, Lisbon, Portugal

Commissioner Carlos Moedas will host a High-Level Ministerial and Scientific event on 12-14 July 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal, joined by high-level government representatives from Brazil and South Africa, as well as from the European Union.

This event will celebrate the launch of the South Atlantic Flagship Initiative between the European Union, Brazil and South Africa, aiming to better understand and protect marine ecosystems and the link between oceans and climate.

A Statement on Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation Cooperation between the European Union, Brazil and South Africa is planned to be signed during the event.

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European GEO Workshop - EuroGEOSS: Shaping the European contribution to GEOSS

19 June 2017, Helsinki, Finland

European GEO Workshop will take place in Helsinki between 19-21 June 2017.

The purpose of the conference is to bring together European stakeholders interested in and actively contributing to the Global Earth Observations System of Systems (GEOSS). The event is a forum to exchange ideas and inform participants about work and initiatives undertaken in the context of GEOSS.

More info on the venue and practical information are available here

 

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MARITIME CUISINE MEETS SUSTAINABLE TOURISM. CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

11 May 2017, BOULOGNE SUR MER, France

The Mobilisation and Mutual Learning workshop « Maritime Cuisine Meets Sustainable Tourism » is organised in the framework of the MARINA project funded by Horizon 2020 programme and hosted by Nausicaa - Centre National de la Mer in France. I

t will bring together European and national representatives from tourism and seafood industry, researchers, policy makers, civil society and citizens.

They will share knowledge and expectations, define a common vision and propose a roadmap of recommendations based on Responsible Research and Innovation dimensions in response to triggering questions:

  • How can sustainable seafood production and consumption contribute to competitive and sustainable coastal and maritime tourism in Europe?
  • How can coastal and maritime tourism drive sustainable seafood production and consumption?
  • What types of Responsible Research and Innovation actions should be put in place to achieve this?

 

The workshop results will be freely accessible on the MARINA Knowledge Sharing Platform (www.marinaproject.eu ) and taken forward to shape the further work of the project and to inform future policy and 
research.

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European Geosciences Union

23-28 April 2017, Vienna, Austria

The EGU General Assembly 2017 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences.

The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience.

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CommBeBiz: Bioeconomy Impact 2017 - The Journey to Innovation

21-22 February 2017, London, United Kingdom

CommBeBiz's annual event, funded by the EU, is designed to challenge, support and inform researchers on their quest to innovate in the commercial, social and policy arenas.

Researchers receiving EU public funding have to demonstrate the value they have added to society and commerce from the investment made in them.

Through keynote speakers and workshops, this event will enhance key skills (e.g. RRI, social media, IPR, PR, funding) needed to drive the innovation process, & provide valuable networking opportunities and insights into innovation success stories and stumbling blocks, in bringing Bioeconomy Research to life.

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