This workshop in Athens aims to bring together experts and managers to present and discuss best practices, available methods and tools for managing direct impacts on seagrass meadows, as well as explore funding opportunities for the implementation of concrete conservation actions at local and regional scales.
A recent JRC-led article found that the number of alien/non-indigenous marine species in EU Member States were strongly underestimated in initial reports, and calls for greater coherence in monitoring practices and guidelines for determining the status of specific species groups.
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.
The map of the week features the biological zones used in the creation of the latest EUSeaMap. The zones are calculated based on a combination of bathymetry, light availability and other physical environmental variables.
G-STIC 2019 will lay the foundations of a comprehensive approach to identifying and discussing integrated technological solutions that can significantly impact the achievements of the SDGs. It will also test this approach on a number of concrete integrated technological solutions.
Capitalizing on the vast potential of saline agriculture requires a major interdisciplinary and collaborative research effort to inform effective and supportive policy frameworks and to evaluate the most promising methods for developing saline agriculture in different regions of the globe. The conference intends to build on the conclusions of earlier conferences, such as FAO’s Global Forum on Salinization and Climate Change, Salinity Forum and ICBA’s International Workshop on Climate Change and Soil Salinity Dynamics.
European island habitats range from inland archipelagos to the outmost regions of the EU. They can be biodiversity hotspots and critical sites for nesting migratory birds. LIFE funding gives conservation organisations game-changing resources for species protection, land management and staff training.
The WindEurope Offshore conference is the leading-edge, international conference for the offshore wind industry. Get advanced learning, hear about important industry trends and network with your peers, potential clients and collaborators.
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.
As the german platform for the cutting-edge technology, variety and the innovative power of the German market and surrounding regions, the exhibition reflects the whole lifecycle of a wind turbine. There are also current political and technical topics on the agenda, like the expiration of the Renewables Resources Act funding.
More rapid than expected climate change, the introduction of geopolitics, and institutional transition at the helm of the EU. Ahead of the Arctic Forum and the Arctic Council in October, the panel will review the changes that have taken place in the Arctic region since the Union’s 2016 Joint Communication and how the EU positions itself on key issues, especially in comparison to other Arctic Council members. The debate is expected to lead to a formulation of ideas that could inform policy adaptation under the authority of the next European Commission and High Representative.
The lower Rhine in Germany is one of the busiest inland waterways in Europe. Creating new space alongside it for river-bound nature of European importance (under Natura2000) was the challenge and goal of the two LIFE projects “River and floodplain revitalisation Emmericher Ward” and “Side Channel Bislich-Vahnum”.
Over a decade of planning and implementation in nature protection, flood control and waterway management will be detailed, as well as pending work to improve the conservation status of large European rivers and alluvial corridors in the Natura 2000 network.
Arts and culture help make the themes of Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union more visible in Brussels. During its Presidency, Finland will highlight the EU’s role in combating climate change and advancing the transition to a climate neutral Europe. A versatile selection of Finnish artists’ work and a number of exhibitions will give the public a new view on sustainable development and the circular economy.
The European Commission has found support to six large offshore wind farms in French territorial waters to be in line with EU State aid rules. The measures will help France reduce CO2 emissions, in line with EU energy and climate goals, without unduly distorting competition in the single market.
No matter if it is discarded fishing and aquaculture gear, or lost plastic nets, marine litter endangers our oceans. Check the EMFF funded projects that work with fishermen to fight marine pollution from seabased sources.
A summary of the discussion on the Finnish Presidency priorities is now available.