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.
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.
The presentations delivered at the sixth meeting of the Marine Research Infrastructures (MRI) Experts group in June 2011 are now available online.
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.
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.
On 29 March 2011, a public hearing took place on the theme 'To protect and develop maritime resources: towards European marine research infrastructure'.
The Commission’s Environment Research website has released a new video, telling the story of the EurOCEAN 2010 Conference in Ostend.
The presentations delivered at the fifth meeting of the Marine Research Infrastructures (MRI) Experts group in March 2011 are now available online.
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'.
The European Commission's Environment Directorate-General has launched a new website on 'Marine Pollution Awareness'.
The presentations delivered at the fourth meeting of the Marine Research Infrastructures (MRI) Experts group in December 2010 are now available online.
A dedicated website on the 'Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans' Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) has been launched.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
All speeches and presentations delivered at the most recent 'Ocean of Tomorrow 2011' info day are now available via the conference website.
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.
The European Commission has published the second cross-thematic '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.
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.
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.
The EUROMARES 2010 conference in May 2010 featured the latest advances and emerging ideas in the field of marine research, innovation and maritime policy.
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.