Yacht tourism constitutes a major part of marine tourism activities, particularly in Mediterranean countries; with economic, cultural and social implications on coastal communities. In addition to the esteemed recreational benefits to yachting enthusiast, the sector provides livelihood to a significant number of people through touristic services (accommodation, restaurants, shopping etc.), marinas and yacht building and […]

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Coastal cities and towns are facing urbanization challenges. This goes for those large cities exposed to population growth and mass tourism, but also those coastal towns facing the opposite – loss of population and work places; reduced competitiveness concerning attracting citizens and tourists. The urbanized city-areas have been subject to big changes in the last […]

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The European Maritime Day represents the EU major event  to raise the visibility of maritime sectors and support an integrated approach to maritime affairs. European Maritime Day is the annual meeting point for Europe’s maritime community to network, discuss and forge joint action. The EMD 2017 conference and exhibition will be held on 18-19 May 2017 […]

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11 May 2017 MARINA International Mobilisation and Mutual Learning Workshop Boulogne sur Mer, France  STREAMING AVAILABLE BELOW Tourism demand is increasing worldwide and tourism is a growing business in Europe. In 2013, the number of nights spent in hotels was 2,6 billion. The challenge is now to exploit this potential in a way that sustainably produces economic […]

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4th April 2017 Sustainable Maritime and Coastal Tourism, Sea Pressures and Responsible Research and InnovationIl turismo marittimo e costiero sostenibile, le pressioni esercitate sull’ambiente marino e la ‘Ricerca e Innovazione Responsabile’LIVE STREAMING AVAILABLE ON THIS PAGE The extraordinary beauty and cultural wealth of EU’s coastal areas have made them the preferred destination for many holidaymakers from Europe […]

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 1 – 2 March 2017 Crowded city at the pristine coast Nowoczesne miasto przy naturalnej plaży Pressures exerted by building on the dunes, visual pollution, noise and carrying capacity are current key challenges to the sustainable development of tourism and recreation in the cities along the Polish coast and in particular the Gulf of Gdansk. […]

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23th  February 2017 Harbour and urban development – cooperation, strategy and growth The harbours play a vital role in several larger Danish cities. The decisions taken these years will be crucial in terms of the function of the ports for years to come. The influences of these decisions will be massive, both in terms of how […]

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16th of February The real health of Baltic Sea based on current research   “Baltic Sea Anatomy” is the main topic to be addressed at the Estonian local Mobilization and Mutual Learning – MML workshop, taking place today 16th of February, in Taru. The worskshop, organized by AHHA Science Centre using the World Café format, […]

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30 January 2017 Tackling Marine Litter: an inclusive approach Marine litter and plastic pollution are among the greatest environmental concerns of our time. It is now well established that in addition to threatening wildlife and ecosystems, marine litter puts human health and livelihoods at risk, with severe and far-reaching consequences. Worldwide, awareness on this issue […]

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26th January 2017 Wave Energy in Ireland: Considering the Future – an industry perspective The development of wave energy technology is one of the most technologically challenging industries that is currently being developed.  In relation to the technological challenges for any R&D activity, significant funding and regulatory support is required.  R&D is often associated as […]

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