The high seas represent two-thirds of the Ocean surface and are one of the world’s major sources of biodiversity. They provide unique resources and potential for different sectors and connect all human beings through marine transportation and underwater cables. They are a zone to be explored and a field for innovation and research. As they […]

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  DSM is one of the hottest marine topics. The first commercial explorations are planned for 2018. Many countries requested the UN to extend their continental shelves. The consumption of equipment using minerals also existing in the deep sea floor increases. Activism against deep sea mining is in place. What are the challenges of any […]

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What Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) actions are needed for sustainable Maritime Research, Technological Development and Innovation (RTDI) by 2030? 11 April, Larnaca Cyprus Did you know that Cyprus is the 11th largest merchant fleet globally and the 3rd largest fleet in the European Union? In fact, under the Cyprus flag, there are more than […]

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Renewable energies on coastal environment and development: what is challenging Italy? Rome, 12 March  Impatto delle energie rinnovabili sulle coste: quali le sfide in termini di Innovazione e Ricerca Responsabile?  Marine energy – in particular wave and tidal generated electricity – is exiting the research and development stage and entering the operational, pre-commercial phase, the […]

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Black Sea – an inexhaustible source of energy? How to tip the balance towards renewable energy? Bucharest, 9 March  What actions are needed for developing the renewable energy sector (wind, waves, biomass, etc.) in order to ensure a sustainable management of natural resources? license: public domain You want to use your creative mind to develop […]

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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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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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The high-level United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: “Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development” will be convened at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 5 to 9 June 2017, coinciding with World Oceans Day, to support the implementation of United Nations […]

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Balkan Environmental Association (B.EN.A) is an international non governmental scientific organization tasked with preserving the environment and culture of Balkan countries. Nowadays the association has more 4,000 active members. The organization is aimed at developing the cooperation and the exchange of environmental information among its members in as well as identifying and appraising the current […]

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