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24 June 2011

Info Day 'Ocean of Tomorrow 2012' – follow up

On 16 June 2011, an Info Day on 'The Ocean of Tomorrow 2012' informed potential researchers about upcoming calls for proposals for research in support of the Good Environmental Status (GES) of our Seas and Oceans.

20 June 2011

EUROCEAN 2010 conference report published

EurOCEAN 2010 and the Ostend Declaration reinforce the importance of marine science in effective maritime policy making and how it can contribute to Europe’s societal and economic development.

20 June 2011

Marine Research Infrastructures Experts – sixth meeting presentations

The presentations delivered at the sixth meeting of the Marine Research Infrastructures (MRI) Experts group in June 2011 are now available online.

24 May 2011

Info Day on 'The Ocean of Tomorrow 2012' will take place 16 June 2011

The European Commission is organising an 'Info Day' on 'The Ocean of Tomorrow 2012' coordinated topics. The event will take place on 16 June 2011, from 12:30-18:00 at the Charlemagne Conference Centre in Brussels.

10 May 2011

International Symposium on Marine Sciences and Research Infrastructures (BREST, France. 28th June - 1st July 2011)

With support from national research agencies, research infrastructures (RIs) represent major contributors to the European Research Area. Marine science RIs in particular are crucial to meeting the long term needs of European research communities.

18 April 2011

Public hearing addresses the role of Marine Research Infrastructures

On 29 March 2011, a public hearing took place on the theme 'To protect and develop maritime resources: towards European marine research infrastructure'.

23 march 2011

New video recounts EurOCEAN 2010 Conference

The Commission’s Environment Research website has released a new video, telling the story of the EurOCEAN 2010 Conference in Ostend.

9 March 2011

Marine Research Infrastructures Experts – new presentations available

The presentations delivered at the fifth meeting of the Marine Research Infrastructures (MRI) Experts group in March 2011 are now available online.

26 January 2011

Putting people first at European Maritime Day 2011 in Gdansk

This year, the annual European Maritime Day Stakeholder Conference will be held in the Polish city of Gdańsk. The theme of the conference will be 'Maritime Policy: Putting People First'.

18 January 2011

Marine litter – a new dedicated webpage

The European Commission's Environment Directorate-General has launched a new website on 'Marine Pollution Awareness'.

12 January 2011

Marine Research Infrastructures Experts – presentations available

The presentations delivered at the fourth meeting of the Marine Research Infrastructures (MRI) Experts group in December 2010 are now available online.

4 January 2011

New website on 'Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans' JPI

A dedicated website on the 'Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans' Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) has been launched.

8 December 2010

European Commission publication addresses climate change

At the Cancun climate conference, the European Commission's Research Directorate General has issued a new brochure featuring a range of climate change-related projects.

29 November 2010

'Seas and Coastal Areas' Intergroup launches website

The European Parliament's 'Seas and Coastal Areas' Intergroup, aimed at developing a more coherent and coordinated approach to maritime issues, has launched its new website.

4 November 2010

‘Oceans Day’ in Nagoya, Japan tackles marine and coastal biodiversity

On 23 October 2010, the ‘Oceans Day’ event was held in Nagoya, Japan, in conjunction with the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

25 October 2010

Major European conference releases vision for marine energy, biotechnology and monitoring

The EurOCEAN 2010 conference outlined the way forward in a number of priority areas for the marine and maritime sector, with several key documents presented during the event on 12-13 October in Ostend, Belgium.

15 October 2010

EurOCEAN 2010 shows way forward for marine science

The EurOCEAN 2010 Conference in Ostend on 12 and 13 October 2010 drew the European marine science community together to consider, discuss and respond to new policy developments in the sector and highlight challenges and opportunities for their research over the next decade.

15 October 2010

2nd Marine Board Forum presentations online

The 2nd Marine Board Forum on 16 September 2010 in Brussels brought together over 90 scientists, policy makers and stakeholders from 53 organisations to discuss the long-term monitoring of Europe’s marine environment.

29 September 2010

New analysis of FP7 marine-related proposals published

The 'Analysis and inventory of 2007-2008 calls for proposals' is a first attempt at a quantitative and qualitative examination of marine related proposals selected under FP7.

29 September 2010

'Ocean of Tomorrow 2011' presentations now available

All speeches and presentations delivered at the most recent 'Ocean of Tomorrow 2011' info day are now available via the conference website.

4 August 2010

'Science in Society' targets impact of inland economy on marine resources

A new 'Science in Society' call for proposals is providing financing for learning programmes that address pressing societal challenges, including balancing inland activities and their effects on the marine environment.

20 July 2010

'Ocean of Tomorrow 2011' call for proposals now published

The European Commission has published the second cross-thematic 'Ocean of Tomorrow' call for proposals.

19 july 2010

'Info Day' on 'Ocean of Tomorrow' call for proposals

An Information Day on the second Ocean of Tomorrow call for proposals (call FP7-OCEAN-2011) will take place on 9 September 2010 in Brussels.

25 June 2010

'Healthy and productive seas and oceans' launched

In May 2010, Norway, Belgium and Spain were given the EU's go-ahead for a large-scale joint European marine research programme. The planned co-operation aims to boost knowledge of environmental conditions, marine resources and commercialisation in the seas and oceans managed by European countries.

25 June 2010

'BONUS' strategy to fight pollution in the Baltic Sea

The European Parliament has approved €50 million in funding for the 'BONUS' initiative, aimed at combating pollution, climate change, acidification, over-exploitation and biodiversity loss in the Baltic Sea.

15 June 2010

Maritime policy outlined at EUROMARE 2010 conference

The EUROMARES 2010 conference in May 2010 featured the latest advances and emerging ideas in the field of marine research, innovation and maritime policy.

16 October 2009

EU research shares stage with global 'Tara' expedition

Cutting-edge marine and maritime research was on display as the European Commission and the 'Tara Oceans' project crossed paths in Barcelona on 1 October 2009. Researchers from across Europe and around the world presented the latest work on biodiversity, aquaculture, blue biotech and climate change, while toasting the Tara as it embarks on a round-the-world scientific expedition.


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