Maritime Angelegenheiten

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25 July 2019

EMD In My Country was very popular this year, reaching the unprecedented number of 145 events organised in 21 different countries (15 EU and 6 non-EU), attracting 25.000 participants!

18 July 2019

The European Union and Canada signed an ocean partnership agreement on 18 July. The partnerships confirms the two sides’ belief that ocean governance is a shared challenge and responsibility. Only international cooperation can ensure the conservation and sustainable use of oceans, their resources and ecosystems.

27 June 2019

The Common Information Sharing Environment (CISE) has made important progress by entering its transitional phase (2019 – 2021) which will be managed and led by European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) in close cooperation with the Member States.

24 June 2019

Illegal migration, fisheries control, maritime surveillance, environmental protection, oil spill response are just some of the challenges the coast guards have to deal with in their daily work. The eighth Mediterranean Coast Guard Functions Forum plenary meeting held in Casablanca on 12-13 May 2019, addressed some of these issues and highlighted the importance of close cooperation among Coast Guards.

13 June 2019

Investment opportunities in Baltic Sea Region was the focus of a seminar co-organized by the European Commission (DG MARE) and ‘Race for the Baltic’ foundation during the 10th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (12 & 13 June 2019, Gdansk, Poland).

27 May 2019

The European Commission (DG MARE) is actively tackling existing blue skills gaps, which could hinder the blue economy future growth.

24 May 2019

Over 65% of the biomass in the ocean is made of plankton. Marine microbes bring services to our ecosystem and their genetic diversity is remarkable. Moreover, marine genetic resources (MGR) have enormous potential in fields such as pharmaceutical, bioremediation, cosmetics, nutraceutical, or biomedical innovation.

21 May 2019

Ministers from seven Black Sea countries – Bulgaria, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine – are meeting in Bucharest today to endorse the Common Maritime Agenda for the Black Sea. With this, the Black Sea region joins the rest of the sea basins bordering the EU in setting a basin-wide initiative for more, and more sustainable, economic growth.