Marine Biotech:  the opportunity of a sustainable economy Azores, 9 March Marine biotechnology has become increasingly important as a driving force affecting society, while addressing key societal challenges such as the sustainable supply of food and energy, climate change and environmental degradation, human health and aging populations. It holds potential for supporting economic recovery and […]

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Oil spills at sea: can bacteria be the solution? 13 March, Rome Imagine oil spills completely cleaned up by tiny “warrior” organisms who attack and break down the oil soon after a marine accident. It may look like a science fiction movie, but it actually happens in nature! Italian seas are constantly at risk of […]

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Blue biotechnologies – what are the opportunities and challenges for the future? 13 March, Boulogne Sur Mer Les biotechnologies marines, quels enjeux pour demain? The oceans are a gold mine for marine technologies. They host a multitude of marine organisms with surprising properties that are precious resources for numerous applications in pharmacology, cosmetics, agro-food industry, energy […]

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Boulogne sur Mer, 13 March 2018 Sustainable marine biotechnologies: what’s at stake for tomorrow? Focus on marine pollution Ocean ecosystems are rich in potential for biotechnologies. Macro and micro-organisms that can be found in the marine environment have developed diverse and unique metabolisms that have no equivalent on land. This ecosystem remains mostly unexplored and unstudied. […]

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The second round of MARINA workshops – running from January to May 2018 – has just started. These participatory workshops organized in the framework of the MARINA project are part of a Mobilization and Mutual Learning (MML) process composed of two phases at local and international levels held across Europe over the last 12 months. […]

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Sopot, Poland 5 and 12 March Energy from the Sea: our future or a road to nowhere? Energia z morza: przyszłość czy droga donikąd? The significance of offshore wind energy as an important source of global energy supply is reflected in actions, which different global bodies, such as the United Nations or the European Union […]

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What is Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) and how can it be used to help inform decisions about the sustainable utilisation of Irelands marine resources Galway, 6 March Ireland has developed an integrated plan known as Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth which establishes ambitious targets to double the value of its ocean wealth to 2.5% of GDP […]

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28 February, Athens Ballast Water Management and the Marine Environment  “Διαχείρισης Θαλασσίου Έρματος και το Θαλάσσιο Περιβάλλον” Non-indigenous species (NIS) can be transported across regions through ballast water of large vessels and can become invasive (IAS), out-competing local flora and fauna. This can severely damage the environment, human health and economic interests. To prevent the […]

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Constanta, Romania, 6 March 2018 Will the unique character of the Black Sea ecosystem survive climate changes? Va supraviețui caracterul unic al ecosistemului Mării Negre schimbărilor climatice? The Black Sea is the most voluminous anoxic basin and an ecosystem with unique particularities. One of the most intriguing facts about the Black Sea is its depletion […]

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13 March, Copenhagen More value. Collaboration on mitigating climate change in coastal areas by community-driven processes. Merværdi. Samarbejde mellem private lodsejere og kommuner om klimatilpasning i i kystnære områder. Man has lived by the coast for generations. But due to the so-called Anthropocene, the changes have become more fundamental, bigger and severe. Coastal projection is […]

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