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  • Consultation on fishing opportunities for 2020 under the CFP

    DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries has launched between June 11th to August 20th an open consultation on fishing opportunities for 2020 under the Common Fisheries Policy.  The contributions as well as the outcome of the seminar on the state of the stocks and the economics of fishing fleets that will take place in September, will feed into the European Commission's proposals on fishing opportunities for 2020.

  • El XXXIII Congreso Internacional de Economía Aplicada Asepelt 2019 reúne en Vigo a más de 150 especialistas

    El XXXIII Congreso Internacional de Economía Aplicada Asepelt 2019, que arrancó ayer en Vigo (Sede Afundación), reúne hasta el domingo a más de 150 especialistas de este campo en diferentes países. En esta nueva edición el encuentro se centra en la Economía Azul, área en la que Vigo es todo un referente, poniendo el acento en las actividades marítimas y el desarrollo sostenible.

  • Commission invites top experts to shape new research and innovation missions

    The European Commission launched a call for experts to join ‘Mission Boards’, which will advise the Commission for the identification and implementation of missions in Horizon Europe, the next EU research and innovation programme.  These missions will be high-ambition, high profile initiatives, to find solutions to some of the major challenges faced by European citizens, with a clear target that captures the imagination of citizens at large.  There will be five ‘Mission Boards’, one for each of the following areas:

  • Release of the European Ocean Observing Conference Report

    The report of the EOOS Conference 2018 and the related Call to Action has been published and it contains the key conclusions of the conference as well as highlights of the interactions and dialogues of the event, from plenary presentations to panel discussions and from group breakout discussions to pitch presentations and exhibition showcases.

  • Blue Economy Report launched at European Maritime Day 2019

    Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Mr. Karmenu Vella opened the 2019 European Maritime Day conference in Lisbon. This year, the main focus of the conference was on boosting a “blue” economy, the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, through entrepreneurship, investment, and research and innovation.

  • Ocean DEMO opens 1st Call to support ocean energy farm installations

    The first Ocean DEMO call for applications is now open. Successful applicants will receive free access to test their ocean energy products and services in real sea environments at the project’s network of test centres. Technology developers can apply for support packages to test multi-device farms or single devices able to scale up to multi-device in the future.

  • EMD 2019: 16 & 17 May

    European Maritime Day (EMD) 2019, Lisbon Portugal, 16 & 17 May,  is approaching and the full programme is now available on line

    EMD this year will focus on blue entrepreneurship, innovation and investment

  • Launch of the new CEF Transport Blending Facility

    The European Commission (EC) together with the European Investment Bank (EIB) launch the new Connecting Europe (CEF) Transport Blending Facility, an innovative financial instrument to support projects contributing to the environmental sustainability and efficiency of the transport sector in Europe.

  • New insights into European maritime traffic

    EMODnet Vessel Density Maps just launched

    European seas are a hub of human activity. Maritime transport is so widespread that it inevitably affects anybody working in or with the ocean. For the first time those responsible for monitoring shipping emissions, identifying the best routes to lay pipelines and cables, assessing the impact of fishing on the seafloor or planning offshore wind farms can have free and open access to maps and the underlying raster files of vessel activity.

  • World Bank and European Commission promote blue economy through new tool

    The World Bank and the European Commission have launched the Blue Economy Development Framework (BEDF). The Framework is a novelty in the area of international ocean governance. It helps (developing) coastal states transition to diverse and sustainable blue economies while building resilience to climate change.