At the heart of European Maritime Day was a 2-day conference "The Future of our Seas" in Poole, UK, on 18 and 19 May. High-level sessions and stakeholder workshops attracted delegates & experts from across Europe and beyond.
The programme included more than 30 stakeholder workshops and project pitches on the following themes: 1) Innovation & Growth, 2) People & Skills, 3) Safety & Security, 4) Sustainability & Governance.
It also featured attractive plenary sessions, including inspirational key-notes, a leadership exchange, a practitioner's exchange on sea-basin strategies, as well as a project launch for the 2016 EMFF Blue Growth call.
As in previous years all interested stakeholders were invited to get actively involved in shaping the event.
Venue: Lighthouse Arts & Conference Centre in Poole
The report of the conference will soon be available and we are currently uploading presentations of the stakeholders workshops.
During the plenaries we used sli.do to interact with the audience