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If you are managing a Marine Protected Area in EU seas or outermost territories, this award is for you !

 In the framework of the EU Mission “Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030”BlueMissionAA and MPA Europe projects are launching the MPA Awards aiming...

This report was published by the United Nations Global Compact and based on a series of stakeholder meetings with multi-stakeholders, such as Offshore Renewable Energy industry, EMODnet Secretariat, IOC and academia, and the MSP authorities. 

"This report outlines a set of key takeaways and accompanying...

The Stocklholm Environment Institute (SEI) recently published a report which examines the growing area of marine multi-use, specifically M4 (marine, multifunctional, mobile, and modular) projects, to map current and planned projects and identify emerging opportunities and barriers for upscaling. The auhtors performed a systematic review...

  • Malta

The European Commission's Technical Support Instrument (TSI) in cooperation with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support (DG REFORM), has supported the Department for Public Works of the Ministry for Public Works and Planning - together with Malta’s Tourism Authority, to develop a National...

The inaugural meeting of the newly launched Black Sea Renewable Energy Coalition (BSREC) was held on 13 June 2023. Launched by the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) and the Energy Policy Group from Romania, the Turkish Offshore Wind Energy Association, and the...

On 20th of November nine North Sea countries undertook significant steps towards the deployment of offshore wind energy. During the annual North Sea conference, the European Union, 8 Member States and Norway agreed on a shared Action Agenda for an integrated energy system by...

The United Nations Global Compact Ocean Stewardship Coalition has published its new report Enabling Data and Knowledge Sharing in the Marine Space: The Role of Offshore Renewable Energy. The report was launched at COP28 in Dubai during The role of Industry in the Ocean...

The Greater North Sea Basin Initiative (GNSBI) was officialy established in November 2023, setting the framework for the collaboration between 9 countries from the North Sea (Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom), to strengthen cooperation on maritime spatial planning. The GNSBI...

On 20th November the French National Commission for Public Debate - Commission Nationale du Débat Public - launched a public consultation on the four maritime spatial plans, the Document Stratégiques de Façade. This debate specifically targets the following questions:

  • How can the marine environment...

On 6 September 2023, the MSPglobal 2.0 project kicked-off online. This event organised by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO) and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) aimed to present the key topics and upcoming activities of the project’s...

  • Svenborg (Denmark)

The 2024 edition of the European Maritime Days wil be hold from 30 to 31st of May in Svendborg, Denmark. The call for the EMD workshops will be launched at the end of October while the call for the exhibition will be launched early 2024. ...

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The fourth edition of the Irish Project Marine Newsletter was published last June 2023. The aim of Project Marine Newsletter is to keep all marine-interested citizens and stakeholders up to date with the latest in marine policy development in Ireland. 

Access the fourth edition here.

Romanian MSP Authorities organised a public debate on 28th of August in Bucarest to present the latest version of the Romanian MSP and with the objective to gather stakeholders views on the draft document.
Romanian authorities highlighted that only current activities are represented in the...

A Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA) was created in the North-western Mediterranean Sea last 7 July 2023. Including the entire Pelagos Sanctuary and the Spanish Cetacean Corridor, this area aims to protect marine mammals from the risk of collisions in an region characterised by a...