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Press Release: Western Mediterranean countries strengthen co-operation to promote Blue Economy in the region

The Ministers of Western Mediterranean countries gathered in Naples (Italy), on 30 November 2017, in an Informal Ministerial Meeting endorsed and launched the Initiative for the sustainable development of the blue economy in the Western Mediterranean – a goal-oriented series of joint actions to make the common sea space safer, cleaner and more productive.

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Press Release: EU welcomes progress on legal instruments to protect biodiversity in high seas

European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, welcomes the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of a resolution that sets modalities to negotiate a legally-binding instrument for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ), better known as the high seas. Full article…

UPDATED – Agenda: 8th EMODnet Steering Committee Meeting (13 -15 September 2017)

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Get involved in European Maritime Day 2018!

“Check out the indicative programme of EMD 2018 in Burgas (31 May & 1 June), submit your proposals for a stakeholder workshop (deadline 30 November 2017), pitch your impact-oriented activities, ideas and solutions at our pitch stage in the networking village or apply to participate in the “Blue Bubbles”, a session dedicated to young ocean activists and leaders. Interested in linking your own maritime event to EMD? Apply to register it as an EMD in My Country event!”.

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Report: Unveiling the potential of the outermost regions for sustainable blue growth

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Report: Potential for EU Blue Finance

The Commission has assembled a pipeline of projects that could deliver innovative new services and products to contribute to growth in the blue economy, with benefits to society. DG Mare asked for a preliminary and independent  assessment of possible options for providing the finance that would allow this to happen.

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Press Release: 4th Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference marks further progress as the world’s leading region for wave and tidal energy

The newest pillar in the EU’s renewable energy agenda was celebrated on 8 November at the University of Strathclyde, Technology and Innovation Centre in Glasgow. Investment in further blue skills developments, such as preservation of tourist attractions and marine cultural heritage were discussed. As well as celebrating the technological advances, the stakeholders looked at ways to guarantee that development is socially inclusive and sustainable development.

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Study: Unlocking blue growth opportunities in the EU’s most remote regions

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Press Release: Beyond 2020 – Supporting Europe’s Coastal Communities

With a coastline 7 times as long as the United States’ and 4 times as long as Russia’s, the EU’s maritime regions are home to almost half the EU’s population and account for almost half its GDP. Fisheries and the maritime economy are drivers for jobs and growth in Europe’s coastal communities. Full article…

Event: European Maritime Day Stakeholder Info Day (Brussels, 9 October 2017)

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Study on the establishment of a framework for processing and analysing of maritime economic data in Europe

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Press Release: Building a maritime strategy in the Black Sea

Developing the blue economy in the Black Sea was the theme of a high-level conference held on 15 September in Batumi (Georgia). Under the title “Connecting the region through marine and maritime cooperation”, this 4th annual stakeholder event was co-organised by the European Commission, the Georgian Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development and the Georgian Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection. Full article…

Last chance to have your say – public consultation on the implementation of the Atlantic action plan

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EMODnet Secretariat progress update – July 2017

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Press Release: World aquariums stand up for Our Ocean

Monaco’s iconic Oceanographic Museum will be the suitable stage, when on 27 July, the European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella launches the global campaign “World Aquariums Against Marine Litter” together with HSH Albert II, Prince of Monaco, and in the presence of the Executive Director of UN Environment, Mr Erik Solheim, and the CEO of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Mr Doug Cress. Full article…

EMODnet Annual Report 2016

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