Conference

Stakeholder Consultation on Food from the Oceans

The holding of this Stakeholder Consultation on Food from the Oceans on 13 November 2017 in Brussels follows the request to SAM to investigate this topic from the Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, via the Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas.

It was taken on board by the Scientific Advice Mechanism of the European Commission (SAM) High Level Group (HLG). The scientific evidence project is supported by the Science Advice for Policy European Academies (SAPEA) Consortium financed through the Horizon 2020 grant 737432.

UK Arctic Science Conference 2017

The UK Arctic Science conferences have brought together researchers with a common interest in the Arctic environment. Since its inception in 2009 there has been a great diversity in the science that has been presented. The conference is multidisciplinary and with an inclusive approach to abstract submission. Abstracts are welcomed across all the themes of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) Working Groups, namely:

ECSA 57: Changing estuaries, coasts and shelf systems - Diverse threats and opportunities

Estuarine and marine systems worldwide are shifting in their structure and function due to diverse drivers from local to global scales. The resulting threats to these systems are often all too apparent, yet such changes can also present new opportunities. The challenge is to harness these opportunities through new ways of thinking, scientific developments, innovative technology and more effective integration of science and management.

The abstract submission system will open on the 30th of October 2017.

Oceans Meeting 2017

Building on the work being carried out in relevant international fora, including the forthcoming UN Conference to Support the Implementation of SDG 14, Portugal is organizing the Oceans Meeting 2017, which includes a Ministerial segment, to take place in Lisbon on the 7th and 8th of September 2017, dedicated to “The Ocean and Human Health”.

7th Italian Forum on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioeconomy

The 7th edition of IFIB - Italian Forum on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioeconomy is organized by Assobiotec, the Italian Association for the development of biotechnology which is part of the national Federation of Chemical Industry (Federchimica), together with Innovhub-SSI, the Italian Green Chemistry Cluster SPRING and Lazio Innova – aimed at strengthening the bioeconomy network in the Euro-Mediterranean area and to promote partnerships.

The focus of the Forum is biotechnology, as provider of new resources for industries.

10th European Conference on Marine Natural Products

The European Conference on Marine Natural Products series was setup in order to give European scientists, and especially younger ones, the opportunity to present their research results in the form of lectures or posters and to discuss them with colleagues from Europe and around the world every two years in an informal and stimulating environment. 

There will be plenary lectures, invited talks, and contributed oral presentations, while poster sessions will be linked to the scientific themes.

2nd JPI Oceans conference

The 2nd JPI Oceans conference, taking place in Lisbon on 26 October 2017, will present the first results of the actions and projects initiated under the framework of JPI Oceans and will provide an excellent opportunity for stakeholders from research and industry to network and discuss with policy makers from across Europe. 

Our Ocean Youth Summit

The European Union and the Sustainable Oceans Alliance will co-host the second summit of young ocean leaders as a parallel event to the Our Ocean conference in Malta on 5-6 October 2017. The event will be hosted by the University of Malta.

Our Ocean, An Ocean For Life Leadership Summit will bring together the next generation of entrepreneurs, political and civil society leaders, scientists and researchers to brainstorm and come up with visionary ideas on how to conserve and sustainably use Our Ocean, for the present and future generations.

A New Era of Blue Enlightenment

Commissioner Carlos Moedas will host a High-Level Ministerial and Scientific event on 12-14 July 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal, joined by high-level government representatives from Brazil and South Africa, as well as from the European Union.

This event will celebrate the launch of the South Atlantic Flagship Initiative between the European Union, Brazil and South Africa, aiming to better understand and protect marine ecosystems and the link between oceans and climate.