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European Maritime Day in Gdansk 2011

European Maritime Day in Gdansk 2011

European Maritime Day in Gdansk 2011

 

European Maritime Day 2011 was celebrated in Gdansk. Over 900 representatives of the maritime sector from all over Europe participated in the European Maritime Day Conference on 19th and 20th May. Tourists and city residents could take part in numerous activities over the weekend.

Events in Europe 2011 pdf - 210 KB [210 KB]

19 May - Programme, speeches and reports

Summary programme pdf - 141 KB [141 KB] polski (pl)

Registration and welcome coffee
19/05/2011, 07:45 - 09:30

Press conference
19/05/2011, 11:15 - 12:00

Keynote speech Maria Damanaki, Member of the European Commission
19/05/2011, 11:00 - 11:15

 OPENING of the Conference
19/05/2011, 09:30 - 11:00

Speakers:

  • Cezary Grabarczyk, Minister for Infrastructure, Republic of Poland
    - Speech pdf - 156 KB [156 KB] polski (pl)
  • Maria Damanaki, Member of the European Commission responsible for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
    - Opening remarks pdf - 69 KB [69 KB]
  • Efthimios E. Mitropoulos, Secretary General of the International Maritime Organisation
    - Speech pdf - 17 KB [17 KB]
  • Pál Völner, Minister of State for Infrastructure, Republic of Hungary
    - Speech pdf - 21 KB [21 KB]
  • Tomasz Arabski, Head of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister
  • Slawomir Nowak, Minister from the office of the President of Poland
  • Mieczysław Struk, President of Pomorskie Voivodship
    - Speech pdf - 80 KB [80 KB] polski (pl)
  • Paweł Adamowicz, Mayor of Gdańsk
    - Speech pdf - 51 KB [51 KB] polski (pl)

Keynote speech Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for Mobility and Transport
19/05/2011, 12:45 - 13:00

Lunch break
19/05/2011, 13:00 - 14:30 

 PLENARY SESSION I : Making maritime careers attractive: education, training and working conditions.
19/05/2011, 11:15 - 12:45

Moderator: Lowri Evans, Director-General, European Commission Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

Speakers:

  • Anna Wypych-Namiotko, Polish Undersecretary of State in charge of maritime economy.
  • Frans Van Rompuy, Director General for Maritime Transport, Federal Public Service Mobility and Transport, Belgium
  • Paul Soto, Leader, European Fisheries Area Network support unit (FARNET)
  • Jean-Yves Le Drian , President of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions
  • Peter Scherrer, General Secretary, European Metalworkers’ Federation, Maritime Industries Forum
  • Erik Hietbrink, Member of the Task Force on maritime employment and competitiveness of the EU shipping sector

Report of the event  pdf - 42 KB [42 KB]
 

 PLENARY SESSION II: What lessons from the Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region?
19/05/2011, 14:30 - 16:00

Moderator: Normunds Popens, Deputy Director General, Directorate General Regional Policy, European Commission

Speakers:

  • Michael Cohen, Acting President of the Commission for Natural Resources, Committee of the Regions
  • Catharina Elmsäter Svärd, Minister for Infrastructure, Sweden
  • Katarzyna Sobierajska, Polish Undersecretary of State responsible for Tourism
  • Christina Gestrin – Chair of the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference
  • Ilkka Laitinen , Executive Director of Frontex (European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union)

Report of the event pdf - 99 KB [99 KB]  

 PARALLEL SESSION I: The ecosystem-based approach in practice in managing activities related to the sea
19/05/2011, 16:30 - 18:00

Moderator: Carla Montesi, Director, European Commission Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

Introduction pdf - 65 KB [65 KB]

Speakers:

Report of the event pdf - 98 KB [98 KB]  

 PARALLEL SESSION II: Sea-basins as economic drivers
19/05/2011, 16:30 - 18:00

Moderator: Ernesto Penas Lado, Director, European Commission Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

Speakers:

  • Eleni Marianou, Secretary General of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions
    - Presentation pdf - 924 KB [924 KB]
  • Tim Hurst, Thematic Manager for Marine Renewables, Scottish European Green Energy Center
    - Presentation pdf - 3 MB [3 MB]
  • Jan Dekock, Technology expert, Flanders Marine
    - Presentation pdf - 896 KB [896 KB]
  • Julian Skelnik, Marketing and Development Director, Port Authority of Gdańsk
    - Presentation pdf - 8 MB [8 MB]

Report of the event pdf - 126 KB [126 KB]  

 PARALLEL SESSION III: How to promote economically sustainable maritime transport in the context of climate change
19/05/2011, 16:30 - 18:00

Moderator: Bernhard Friess, Director, European Commission Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

Speakers:

  • Georgios Koumoutsakos, Member of the European Parliament
    -Speech pdf - 90 KB [90 KB]
  • Jos Dings, Director, Transport & Environment
    - Speech pdf - 35 KB [35 KB]
  • Paolo Costa, President of Port Authority of Venice
    - Presentation pdf - 3 MB [3 MB]
  • Corrado Antonini, Fincantieri, Chairman
    - Presentation pdf - 157 KB [157 KB]
  • Anne Schroeer, Baltic Sea Project Manager, OCEANA
    - Presentation pdf - 955 KB [955 KB]
  • Alfons Guinier, Secretary-General of the European Community Shipowners'Association (ECSA)
    - Presentation pdf - 487 KB [487 KB]

Report of the event  pdf - 40 KB [40 KB]

 Conclusions 
19/05/2011, 18:00

Lowri Evans, Director General, Directorate General Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission (closing remarks pdf - 73 KB [73 KB] ) and Anna Wypych-Namiotko, Undersecretary of State in Charge of maritime economy, Ministry of Infrastructures, Poland.

Invitation to celebrate European Maritime Day 2012 in Gothenburg by Catharina Elmsäter Svärd, Minister for Infrastructure, Sweden and Rolf Lindén, Lord Mayor of the City of Gothenburg

 

Cocktail dinner
19/05/2011, 19:30 

 

20 May - Programme, speeches and reports

Summary programme pdf - 141 KB [141 KB] polski (pl)

Registration of official guests and participants
20/05/2011, 08:00 - 09:30

Welcome and summing up of European Maritime Day Conference
20/05/2011, 09:30 - 10:15

  • Lowri Evans, Director General, Directorate General Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission 
    - Opening remarks pdf - 21 KB [21 KB]
  • Anna Wypych-Namiotko, Undersecretary of State in Charge of maritime economy, Ministry of Infrastructures, Poland

  

Common vision – linking efforts – strengthening visibility
20/05/2011, 10:30 - 12:00

The event promotes the significance and visibility of maritime policy in the Baltic Sea Region and provides examples of good governance and best practice projects. It aims to outreach to other interested European maritime areas with best practice examples.

Organisers:

  • Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) – Expert Group on Maritime Policy
  • Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference (BSPC) – Working Group on Integrated Maritime Policy
  • Baltic Sea Sub-regional Co-operation (BSSSC) – Working Group on Maritime Policy
  • Southern Baltic Sea Parliamentary Forum

Speakers:

  • MP Roger Janssen, Vice-Chairman, BSPC Working Group on Integrated Maritime Policy
  • Mr. Lars Almklov, Chairman, CBSS Expert Group on Maritime Policy
    - Presentation pdf - 429 KB [429 KB]
  • Mr. Stefan Musiolik, Chairman, BSSSC Working Group on Maritime Policy
    - Presentation pdf - 232 KB [232 KB]
  • Mr. Grzegorz Grzelak, representative of the Sejmik of the Pomorskie Voivodeship and Southern Baltic Sea Parliamentary Forum

Report of the event pdf - 93 KB [93 KB]


Promoting Lifetime Careers in the Waterborne Sector (1/2)
20/05/2011, 10:30 - 12:00

European maritime industries are largely high-tech and innovative sectors. They provide thousands of diverse and challenging jobs with a high international profile. However, they presently suffer from the shortages of skilled workers. As it could ultimately jeopardise the future competitiveness of the sector, maritime industries urgently need to better promote the job opportunities they can offer. To capitalise on its competitive edge in future "green growth" markets, they will require new generations of motivated and highly skilled workers.

The event will bring together representatives from industry, trade unions, national public administrations and European institutions. They will tackle some of the major issues that underlie the human dimension of maritime industries. They will define the type of skills needed today in the sector and how to attract them, and will identify the specific hurdles in the maritime labour market. They will discuss concrete employment issues and best practices, as well as policy initiatives to address them.

Organiser: Maritime Industries Forum (MIF)

More information:www.mif-eu.org

Speakers:

Opening address:

  • Daniel Calleja Crespo, Deputy Director General, European Commission, Directorate General Enterprise and Industry

 Keynote:

  • Gesine Meissner, Member of the European Parliament

Position Statements MIF Member Associations:

  • Arkadiusz Aszyk, Member of the Board of Stocznia Gdańsk SA, CESA – Community of European Shipyards’ Associations
  • Paris Sansoglou, EUDA – European Dredging Association
  • Paola Lancelotti, EMEC – European Marine Equipment Council
  • Steen Sabinsky, CEO Danish Maritime Cluster, CEMT - Confederation of European Maritime Technology Societies
  • Arjan Mintjes, President of EDINNA, INE Inland Navigation Europe
  • Mike Barnett, Southampton University; Maritime Careers
  • Andreas Mai, Harbour Master Bremen Ports, European Nautical Platform (EMPA, CESMA, ETA, EBA, EHMC)

  

Oceanographic services for the European regions
20/05/2011, 10:30 - 12:00

Operational oceanographic services in Europe have been developed jointly for about 20 years. This includes co-ordination of observing systems, exchange and management of marine data, assessment of the environmental state, and forecasting. It means production of marine/maritime knowledge for different users and temporal and spatial scales.

The practical work is organised in Regional Operational Oceanographic Systems, ROOSs, for the Baltic Sea, the Northwest Shelf, the Arctic, the Irish-Biscay-Iberia region, the Mediterranean, and the Black Sea. The ROOSs have played an important role in GMES-MyOcean, SeaDataNet, and Maritime Policy-EMODnet preparatory projects.

The workshop will present hitherto achievements, and conclude with a short open discussion to get user priorities for continued development.

Organiser:  EuroGOOS; the European component of the Global Ocean Observing System.

Speakers:

  • Hans Dahlin, EuroGOOS Director
    - Presentation pdf - 3 MB [3 MB]
  • Pierre Bahurel (MyOcean coordinator and Mercator-Ocean Director)
    - Presentation pdf - 4 MB [4 MB]
  • Bertil Hakansson, Co-ordinator Oceanography & Marine Environment at SMHI - Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute- and BOOS Chair
    - Presentation pdf - 5 MB [5 MB]
  • Kazimierz Szefler, Director, Maritime Institute Gdansk
    - Presentation pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]
  • H.Dahlin, EuroGOOS Director
    - Presentation pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]

Report of the event  pdf - 154 KB [154 KB]

 Towards more sustainable and competitive Short Sea Shipping
20/05/2011, 10:30 - 12:00

A challenge for Short Sea Shipping (SSS) is to maintain its competitiveness whilst improving its environmental performance.

The workshop will present the "Blue Belt Pilot Project", a recent EU initiative.

Views will be exchanged on the best way to support innovative solutions in SSS, either at the short-term under the current EU Policy framework, or via the "sustainable waterborne transport toolbox" - a multi-dimensional action plan that explores medium and longer term solutions for sustainable and competitive SSS, which will be further developed by the European Commission.

Speakers:

Introduction:  Fotis Karamitsos, Director of Maritime Transport, European Commission, Directorate General Mobility and Transport

  • Willem de Ruiter, Executive Director, European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)
  • Bodgan Oldakowski, Secretary General, Baltic Port Organization
  • Eirik Nyhus, Director Environment, Det Norske Veritas (DNV)
  • Paola Lancelotti, Secretary General of European Marine Equipment Council EMEC
  • Alfons Guinier, Secretary General, European Community Shipowners Association (ECSA)

 

 Baltic Sea: know better to protect more
20/05/2011, 10:30 - 12:00

The event will:

  • disclose new images and findings by Oceana of the Baltic species and sea bottom status to better identify vulnerable habitats that should be protected;
  • assess current exploitation level of commercial species and future trends;
  • analyse risks for the future of fisheries and coastal communities depending on them;
  • propose policies needed to improve both marine preservation and fisheries resources under an ecosystem approach;
  • discuss how a reform of strategies towards fishing subsidies can preserve vulnerable habitats and species without endangering livelihoods.


Organiser: Oceana Europe

Speakers:

  • Anne Schroeer, Economist and Project Manager for Oceana Baltic campaign
    - Presentation pdf - 3 MB [3 MB]
  • Rainer Froese, Fisheries Biologist, Leibniz-Institut für Meereswissenschaften (IFM-GEOMAR), Kiel
    - Presentation pdf - 506 KB [506 KB]
  • Michael Olesen, Associate Professor, Marine Biological Laboratory, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen
    - Presentation pdf - 6 MB [6 MB]
  • Vanya Vulperhorst, Policy Advisor, Oceana, Brussels
    - Presentation pdf - 56 KB [56 KB]

Report of the event pdf - 52 KB [52 KB]

Lunch break
20/05/2011, 12:00 - 13:30

 

Towards coherent Maritime Spatial Planning in the Baltic Sea
20/05/2011, 13:30 - 15:00

The event will showcase the emerging role of Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP), anchored in the work carried out by the Helsinki Commission and Vision and Strategies around the Baltic Sea (VASAB). It will present the adopted Baltic MSP Principles and eco-system based, integrated, cross-sectoral approaches to management of human activities.

The project BaltSeaPlan sets out a Vision 2030 to successfully deal with key transnational marine topics. It shows that forward thinking and transnational planning is prerequisite to a sustainable use of the Baltic Sea. Further MSP projects, such as MASPNOSE, Plan Bothnia and MESMA will be presented.

Organisers:

  • Helsinki Commission – Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission (HELCOM)
  • Vision and Strategies around the Baltic Sea (VASAB)
  • Maritime Institute in Gdańsk/Poland
  • Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) in Hamburg/Germany

Speakers:

  • Anita Mäkinen and Andrzej Cieslak, Co-chairs of the Joint HELCOM-VASAB Maritime Spatial Planning Working Group
  • Andrzej Jagusiewicz, Chief Inspector of Environmental Protection in Poland, HELCOM Initial Holistic Assessment of the Ecosystem Health of the Baltic Sea
  • The Project Sub-regional Risk of Spill of Oil and Hazardous Substances in the Baltic Sea (BRISK)
  • Nico Nolte, German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency, BaltSeaPlan Vision 2030
  • Hermanni Backer, Plan Bothnia Project
  • Session moderated by Jacek Zaucha (Maritime Institute in Gdańsk) and Anita Mäkinen (HELCOM)

Report of the event pdf - 105 KB [105 KB]

 Promoting Lifetime Careers in the Waterborne Sector (2/2)
20/05/2011, 13:30 - 15:00

European maritime industries are largely high-tech and innovative sectors. They provide thousands of diverse and challenging jobs with a high international profile. However, they presently suffer from the shortages of skilled workers. As it could ultimately jeopardise the future competitiveness of the sector, maritime industries urgently need to better promote the job opportunities they can offer. To capitalise on its competitive edge in future "green growth" markets, they will require new generations of motivated and highly skilled workers.

The event will bring together representatives from industry, trade unions, national public administrations and European institutions. They will tackle some of the major issues that underlie the human dimension of maritime industries. They will define the type of skills needed today in the sector and how to attract them, and will identify the specific hurdles in the maritime labour market. They will discuss concrete employment issues and best practices, as well as policy initiatives to address them.

Organiser: Maritime Industries Forum (MIF)

More information: www.mif-eu.org

Speakers:

Opening address:

  • Anna Wypych Namiotko, Deputy Minister of Infrastructure

Panel Discussions:

Moderator: Peter Wagner, Head of Unit Defence, Aeronautic and Maritime Industries, European Commission, Directorate General Enterprise and Industry

  • Haitze Siemers, Head of Unit Maritime policy Baltic and North Sea, European Commission, Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
  • Philippe Alfonso, Maritime Political Secretary, ETF - European Transport Workers Federation
  • Reinhard Lüken, Secretary General, CESA – Community of European Shipbuilders’ Associations
  • Alfons Guinier, Secretary General, ECSA - European Community Shipowners' Association
  • Robert J. Kasteel, EBU – European Barge Union
  • Fritz Conyn, CEO Contest Yachts, President EBI - European Boating Industry
  • Andreas Mai, Harbour Master Bremen Ports, European Nautical Platform (EMPA, CESMA, ETA, EBA, EHMC)

Questions and Answers from the Floor

Concluding Statement:  Patrick Verhoeven, Secretary General, ESPO - European Sea Ports Organization

Report of the event pdf - 127 KB [127 KB]

Coastal and Marine Atlases for informing people
20/05/2011, 13:30 - 15:00

The workshop will show the existing environmental data for coastal and marine areas and the status of the tools, such as atlases, already in use or under development in our institutions and countries, which make data more accessible to end users and citizens.

Organisers:

  • Government of Andalusia - Regional Ministry of the Environment
  • Environmental Information Network of Andalusia – REDIAM

Speakers:

  • Anne-France Woestyn, European Commission – Directorate General Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
    - Presentation  pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]
  • Ana Correa-Peña, Priority Actions Programme/Regional Activity Centre (PAP/RAC) – Coastal Area Management Programme (CAMP)
    - Presentation  pdf - 3 MB [3 MB]
  • Ned Dwyer, University College Cork – Ireland
    - Presentation 1 pdf - 3 MB [3 MB] , - presentation 2 pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]  
  • Pascal Buleon, University of Caen – France
  • Alejandro Iglesias-Campos, Government of Andalusia – Spain
    - Presentation pdf - 14 MB [14 MB]
  • Antonio Cabrera-Tordera, Elimco Systemas – Spain
    - Presentation pps_win7 - 32 MB [32 MB]

 Report of the event pdf - 40 KB [40 KB]

 

e-Maritime & e-Navigation needs and prospects
20/05/2011, 13:30 - 15:00

Stakeholders will discuss plans, expectations and views on the two initiatives:

  • EU e-Maritime that aims to empower the maritime transport sector to offer quality-shipping services, integrated into the overall European transport system. More at http://www.eskema.eu/
  • IMO’s e-Navigation that aims to enhance berth-to-berth navigation and related services for safety and security at sea and for protection of the marine environment. More at http://e-nav.no/


<>Organisers:  European Commission, Directorate General Mobility and Transport, supported by the Norwegian Coastal Administration

Speakers:

  • Chairman: Mr John-Erik Hagen, Norwegian Coastal Administration
    - Presentation  pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]
  • Mr Christos Pipitsoulis, European Commission, Directorate General Mobility and Transport
    - Presentation pdf - 289 KB [289 KB]
  • Mr Stefan Engels, vice-president of European Port Community System Association (EPCSA)
    - Presentation pdf - 294 KB [294 KB]
  • Capt. Fredrik J. van Wijnen, Confederation of European Shipmasters' Associations (CESMA)
    - Presentation pdf - 199 KB [199 KB]
  • Mr Jürgen Trögl, via donau - Österreichische Wasserstraßen-Gesellschaft mbH
    - Presentation pdf - 4 MB [4 MB]

Report of the event  pdf - 46 KB [46 KB]

 

Regional marine cluster co-operation building maritime innovation
20/05/2011, 13:30 - 15:00

Restricted meeting – participation upon invitation

Organisers: Marine South East

 

Smart Regions and Cities need Intelligent Ports
20/05/2011, 13:30 - 15:00

The workshop will focus on the need for intelligent ports in the context of the EU wide concepts for Smart Cities and Regions. It will presents three best practice examples and debate how the EU can support the development of smart cities with intelligent ports and how to promote smart and sustainable maritime activities at a local level. The debate will evolve around the experiences gathered by the panel in cross-border and Motorways of the Sea cooperation. It aims to identify areas in need of future action to support smart, sustainable growth in maritime transport across the EU.

Organisers:

  • Scotland Europa
  • Regione Liguria – Brussels Office
  • City of Gothenburg, EU Office

Speakers:

Setting the scene

  • Prof Valente de Oliveira, European Coordinator for Motorways of the Sea
    - Presentation pdf - 561 KB [561 KB]

Three best practice examples

  • Andrew Flockhart, Business Planning Manager, Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd
    - Presentation  pdf - 4 MB [4 MB]
  • Åsa Wilske, Environmental Manager, Port of Gothenburg
    - Presentation pdf - 3 MB [3 MB]
  • Mario Dogliani, Corporate Affairs & Communication RINA SpA
    - Presentation pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]

Panel debate: Towards smart cities with intelligent ports

Moderator:

  • José Anselmo, European Commission, Head of Sector, European Commission, Directorate General Mobility and Transport
    - Presentation pdf - 137 KB [137 KB]

Participants:

  • Richard Hadfield, Transport Scotland representing the Scottish Government
  • Åsa Wilske, Environmental Manager, Port of Gothenburg
  • Mario Dogliani, Corporate Affairs & Communication
  • Prof. Dr. José Luis Almazan Gárate, Technical University of Madrid (UPM) (tbc)

Coffee break
20/05/2011, 15:00 - 15:30

Report of the event  pdf - 42 KB [42 KB]

Which links between Maritime Spatial Planning and Integrated Coastal Zone Management in Coastal Regions of the Baltic Sea Area?
20/05/2011, 15:30 - 17:00

The workshop will focus on the need and the means for Regions to contribute to future developments concerning Maritime Spatial Planning at regional, national and European levels.  It will also address the issue of the links between Maritime Spatial Planning and Integrated Coastal Zone Management.

Speakers:

  • Erik Bergkvist, CPMR Baltic Sea Commission, Region Västerbotten, Sweden
  • Jaakko Mikkola, Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council, Finland
  • Axel Wenblad, Swedish Board of Fisheries, Sweden
  • Holger Janssen, Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemuende, Germany

Report of the event  pdf - 94 KB [94 KB]

The Atlantic and Strategies for Economic Niches of Excellence
20/05/2011, 15:30 - 17:00

The event will discuss the potential to structure competitive economic activities in marine resources and maritime clusters in the Atlantic Area. It will focus on the strategic documents currently being developed and on the initiatives to stimulate the Sea Cluster. It will also present the project Knowledge transfer to Improve Marine Economy in Regions from the Atlantic Area (KIMERAA), the results of the Study of Maritime Clusters in Atlantic Area and the European Network of Knowledge Transfer in Atlantic Area (ENKTAA).

Organisers: Atlantic Area Cooperation Project KIMERAA through the Lead Partner: University of Algarve (CRIA – Algarve Regional Centre for Innovation, Division of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer)

Speakers:

  • Atlantic Strategy - Alain Cadec, Member of the European Parliament, Vice-President of the EP Fisheries Committee and Member of the Regional Development Committee
  • Portuguese National Sea Strategy - Manuel Pinto de Abreu, Responsible for the Mission Structure for Maritime Affairs, Portugal
  • Cooperation in Marine Sciences and Technologies - Niall McDonough, Executive Scientific Secretary in Marine Board of European Science Foundation
  • KIMERAA project and ENKTA - João Guerreiro, Dean of University of Algarve, Portugal

 

EU4SEAS - a new momentum for maritime governance
20/05/2011, 15:30 - 17:00

Representatives from multilateral organisations, non-EU public activists, stakeholders and researchers will discuss the socio-economic and environmental dimensions of maritime affairs, and challenges of decision-making and of engaging in dialogue at regional and international level.

EU4SEAS will present its policy paper “EU’s Strategy on Maritime and Environmental Issues in the Four Seas: Multilateral approaches”. It analyses the synergies between EU maritime and environmental policies, as well as the potential to engage regional/international actors. It also recommends what could be done to reinforce multilateral cooperation, so that it complements the existing EU policies.

Organisers:

  • FP7 EU4SEAS (The EU and sub-regional multilateralism in Europe’s four sea basins: neighbourhood, enlargement and multilateral cooperation), Consortium lead by Barcelona Centre for International Affairs and Documentation (CIDOB, Barcelona)
  • Centre for Peripheral Maritime Regions, Rennes, France

Speakers:

  • Yves Henocque, Nature & Society Leader, Prospective and Scientific Strategy Division, French Research Institute for the Exploration of the Sea (IFREMER), France
  • Timur Berkeliev, Environment activist, Crude Accountability, Moscow
  • Laurence Mee, KnowSeas Project Coordinator, Scottish Association for Marine Science, Oban, United Kingdom
  • Monika Stankiewicz, Professional Secretary, Maritime & Response, Helsinki Commission (tbc)
  • Alfons Guinier, Secretary General, European Community Shipowners Association (ECSA)
  • Louisa Wood, Head of Marine Assessment and Decision Support Programme, United Nations Environmental Programme (tbc)

Report of the event  pdf - 88 KB [88 KB]

Identifying and analyzing the synergies in developing maritime clusters
20/05/2011, 15:30 - 17:00

Restricted meeting – participation upon invitation

Organisers: Gdynia Maritime University

 

Oceans Governance – Integrated Planning for the Future
20/05/2011, 15:30 - 17:00

Restricted meeting – participation upon invitation

Organisers: World Wildlife Fund

 

How can shipping, today the main polluter of the Baltic Sea, decrease its negative eutrophication effects on it, and help restore the vulnerable Baltic marine environment?
20/05/2011, 10:30 - 12:00

Shipping is a large source of the eutrophication of the Baltic Sea. Waste water, food waste and emissions are the main pollutants from ships. The shipping sector, i.e. major ports and shipowners, has volunteered to analyse the problems and through pilot projects come up with concrete solutions. The event will present these initiatives as the positive contribution of the shipping sector to restore the marine environment in the Baltic.

Moderator: Sten Björk, Port of Trelleborg

Organisers:

  • Port of Trelleborg AB, Trelleborg, Sweden
  • Baltic Energy Forum e.V., Mallentin, Germany
  • AGA AS, Oslo, Norway, Nynäshamn, Sweden
  • Region of Blekinge, Karlskrona, Sweden

Speakers:

  • Sten Björk, Port of Trelleborg, Leader of the Baltic Sea Programme 2007-2013 project “Clean Baltic Sea Shipping”
    - Presentation pdf - 912 KB [912 KB]
  • Lucjan Gucma, Maritime University of Szczecin, Project “Baltic Master II
    - Presentation pdf - 4 MB [4 MB]
  • Jörg Sträussler, Baltic Energy Forum, Technical Manager of the Baltic Sea Programme project “Clean Baltic Sea Shipping”
    - Presentation pdf - 924 KB [924 KB]
  • Representative of AGA AS, Oslo/Nynäshamn
    - Presentation pdf - 967 KB [967 KB]

 Report of the event pdf - 39 KB [39 KB]