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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.

20 May 2019

I am diving in the clear waters off the coast of Calabria. A few fish pass slowly to my left. Looking down, I spot several big stone blocks on the seabed. As I move closer to take a better look, a voice in my ear tells me these marble slabs were being carried by a large Roman Empire barge when it sank in the 3rd century AD.

16 May 2019

Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella has opened the 2019 European Maritime Day conference in Lisbon. This year, the main focus is on boosting a “blue” economy, the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, through entrepreneurship, investment, and research and innovation. On this occasion, the European Commission launches the second edition of its Blue Economy Report.

08 May 2019

Cooperation on marine research and innovation in the Black Sea region is receiving a strong boost today, with the adoption in Bucharest of the Black Sea Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA).

06 May 2019

The first WestMED Hackathons will take place on Tuesday 14 May 2019 in Palermo, Italy.

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