Past events

  1. 16 Nov 2014
    21 Nov 2014

    In 2005 the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO), together with the Oceanography Society (TOS), organised an International Ocean Research Conference to discuss the expected developments in marine sciences over the next decade. Now, almost ten years later, in light of the advances in ocean sciences and technologies and also after important science-policy developments, this new International Ocean Research Conference will discuss and plan the coming decade of international collaboration in marine sciences and technology.

  2. 3 Mar 2014
    6 Mar 2014

    The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) in Rome will host the second international conference on the collection and interpretation of traditional and non-traditional fishery dependent data.

    Comprehensive and reliable fisheries data and information is needed to provide sound scientific advice, feeding into fisheries management and policy frameworks in order to ensure sustainability in the fisheries sector and future profitable exploitation of fish stocks.

  3. 12 Feb 2015
    13 Feb 2015

    Workshop 'Can implementation of the Water Nexus support economic growth in the Mediterranean region?', hosted by the JRC and the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock and the Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs from Turkey, took place on 12-13 February 2015 in Ankara, Turkey.


  4. 27 Apr 2009
    28 Apr 2009

    On 27 - 28 April 2009, the Maritime Affairs Unit of the JRC Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen (IPSC) hosted a workshop on research and development in the field of maritime security. The workshop brought to light a number of common research interests, and both sides agreed on widespread interest of working together on basic technologies, in order to foster uniform standards and norms, and hence harmonisation in a potentially world-wide market. Research topics that were mentioned in particular included: wide area maritime surveillance, data fusion and anomaly detection, container security, and satellite AIS.

  5. 12 Oct 2010
    13 Oct 2010

    Over 300 researchers and policy makers are meeting at the conference 'EurOCEAN 2010: Grand challenges for marine research in the next decade' in Ostend on 12 and 13 October 2010 to outline the research and policy needs for the next decade. JRC scientists showcase their most recent activities and findings related to maritime and marine research.

  6. 18 May 2010
    21 May 2010

    At the third edition of the European Maritime Day in Gijón ,Spain, scientists from the JRC's Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC) will present the latest research developments for improved capabilities in maritime surveillance, with particular emphasis on information derived from satellite-based observations.

  7. 23 Feb 2015
    24 Feb 2015

    Meeting of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive Expert Network on Contaminants on the Review of the Commission Decision 2010/477/EU.


    Place: Hotel Europa, Ispra


    Contact: Georg Hanke and Victoria Tornero (JRC Water Unit)

  8. 26 Apr 2010
    30 Apr 2010

    The 4th "Oceans fom Space" conference from 26 - 30 April 2010 - organised by the JRC, the European Space Agency (ESA), the US Office of Naval Research, Global (ONRG), the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - is gathering specialists and experts on remote sensing of the sea to address every facet of satellite oceanography, including missions, satellites, sensors, passive and active techniques, calibration and validation, algorithms and models. The emphasis of the symposium will be on the key information provided by satellites to promote a sustainable use of marine resources and to improve our knowledge of the role played by the oceans in regulating climate.

  9. 4 Mar 2013
    5 Mar 2013

    Climate change is expected to increase risks for the transport sector and the infrastructures it relies on. Sea level rise will affect sea ports and their hinterland connections. Changes in weather conditions (temperature, precipitation, wind) and in extreme water levels (sea storm surges, wave climate) could also represent new risks for sea port infrastructures and activities.

  10. 25 Aug 2014
    29 Aug 2014

    The JRC is organising a fisheries modelling training course in support of the EU capacity building in fisheries science