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In parallel with the EMD Conference in Lisbon (16 & 17 May 2019), a series of local EMD events will be organised all over Europe for the public at large. In 2018 73 EMD events in My Country took place around Europe, attracting thousands of participants, making a record in EMD history! Read our call and apply for your event. Deadline for applications: 15 February 2019.

The European Commission and IOC-UNESCO have launched MSPGlobal, a new joint initiative to promote cross-border maritime spatial planning.

Marine protected areas (MPAs) are set to cover more of the maritime space. Both the UN and the EU require that countries set aside sufficient areas of their seas for biodiversity conservation.