UPDATED – Agenda: General Affairs Council (15 October 2019)

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Agenda: Friends of the Presidency Group – Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP) (16 October 2019)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP IMCO Committee – Vote on the decision to enter into interinstitutional negotiations regarding the programme for single market, competitiveness of enterprises, including small and medium-sized enterprises, and European statistics (08 October 2019)

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‘I/A’ Item Note: List of commitments proposed for presentation by the EU at the ‘Our Ocean Conference’ (Oslo, 23-24 October 2019) = approval

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Draft Council conclusions on the updated Bioeconomy Strategy “A sustainable Bioeconomy for Europe: stenghtening the connection between economy, society and the environment

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Agenda: Coreper II Meeting (9 October 2019)

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OPP Meeting Summary: Hearing of Virginijus Sinkevičius Commissioner-designate for the Environment and Oceans (3 October 2019)

A summary of the hearing is now available.

Event: How to boost Blue Growth from the ground: the example of the Port of Vigo (Brussels, 8 October 2019)

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Event: 9th International Scientific Conference ‘Rural Development 2019: Research and Innovation for Bioeconomy‘ (Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy, Lithuania, 26 – 28 September 2019)

We are delighted to invite you to participate already in the 9th International Scientific Conference ‘Rural Development 2019: Research and Innovation for Bioeconomy‘. It has already become a biannual tradition to meet colleagues from all over the world here. In addition, we are pleased that this event has become a common area for international scientific interdisciplinary discussion on issues of rural development and innovations.

European Bioeconomy Scene 2019 (Helsinki, 8-10 July 2019)

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Event: Blue Biotech Day Malta (Mosta, Malta, 1 October 2019)

The Blue Biotech Day Malta will be the first ever dedicated event on Blue Biotechnology taking place in Malta. The event is part of the series of events organised across Europe to celebrate the emerging biotechnology sectors. The event in organised by Malta Marittima, Cluster Manager of the Blue Biotech Cluster in Malta, and AquaBioTech Group.

Event: Welcome to Our Ocean 2019 (Oslo, Norway, 23 & 24 October 2019)

At Our Ocean 2019 we will highlight the importance of knowledge as the basis of our actions and policies to ensure protection of our ocean, responsible management of marine resources and sustainable future economic growth.

The conference will bring together leaders from governments, businesses, civil society and research institutions to share their experience, identify solutions and commit to action for a clean, healthy and productive ocean.

Press Release: Space – underpinning the blue economy

The European Union’s blue economy is thriving – economic activities related to oceans, seas and coastal areas recorded gross profit of EUR 74.3 billion in 2017. By providing the tools needed to streamline marine navigation and port operations, support fast and effective search and rescue, and monitor the health of the marine environment, Europe’s GNSS and Earth Observation programmes offer crucial services for this vital segment of the European economy.

Event: European Bioeconomy: Regions, Cities and Civil Society (Brussels, 16 October 2019)

October 2019 will mark one year since the launch of the 2018 updated European Bioeconomy Strategy, which put forward an action plan to develop a sustainable and circular bioeconomy. To mark the occasion, and to find out what is happening with local bioeconomies, the European Economic and Social Committee, the European Committee of the Regions and the European Commission will hold an event to take stock of progress and to find out what is planned for the next few years.

Agenda: Friends of the Presidency Group – Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP) (18 September 2019

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Press Release: EU and China join forces to improve international ocean governance

At the first Blue Partnership Forum for the Oceans (05/09/2019), the European Commission and Chinese authorities have shown their eagerness to work together and improve international ocean governance. Together with Chinese and European stakeholders, both administrations have started to define joint actions that will implement the Ocean Partnership, signed in July 2018.

Commission Staff Working Document: Review of the Common Information Sharing Environment (CISE) for the maritime domain: 2014 – 201

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP DEVE Committee – Exchange of views with Climate Action Network: climate change – main impacts on developing countries (05 September 2019)

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Event: Save the Date – BlueInvest Day (Brussels, 4 February 2020)

The annual Blue Invest Day will bring together innovators, entrepreneurs, investors and enablers in the Blue Economy, with the objective of generating concrete business opportunities and visibility for your business. Connect with captains of industry, impact investors and high-level representatives from government and the public sector.

Press Release: The EU Climate Modelling Cluster and the importance of cooperation in climate science

EU researchers are leading the way on developing skilful computer models that can predict the climate in Atlantic and Arctic regions, from within seasons up to decades into the future. Recent partnership workshops, coordinated by Horizon 2020 project Blue-Action, brought together top scientists from across Europe to solve current issues and discuss the next steps for cutting-edge climate science.

Press Release: From brine to blue growth, using marine biotechnology

Powerful compounds, intriguing properties, underused potential… marine resources such as algae are already powering innovation in areas as varied as fuel production, bioremediation and medicine, and the journey of discovery continues. An EU-funded project set out to accelerate the process and help advance Europe’s bioeconomy.

Event: Save the date for the All-Atlantic Ocean Research Forum (Brussels, 6 & 7 February 2019)

The All-Atlantic Ocean Research Forum will gather political and community leaders, researchers, industry, Youth Ambassadors and, inspirational speakers from along and across the Atlantic, from the Arctic to Antarctica, to showcase the results of cooperation and their impact on the citizens living on the shores of the Atlantic.

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