Marine litter Round Table at Blue Eco Forum, Barcelona

 Where are we as to knowledge and instruments to achieve Good Environmental Status regarding Marine litter in the Mediterranean Sea?


Organized by EUCC Mediterranean Centre

Date: Friday 25th November, 14h – 16h

Venue: Maritime Museum, Barcelona

Language: Spanish and English (simultaneous translation)

This workshop is an opportunity to wrap up the gains on scientific knowledge and on policy instruments to address marine litter in the Mediterranean since the entry into force of the policies and instruments. The final objective is to assess where the key gaps are which need to be urgently addressed by science and policy to reach GES. This workshop takes place within the Blue Eco Forum.


Pavilion of France “Because the Ocean Declaration” at COP 22

Coastal & MarinE-News

By Magdalena A K Muir, Advisory Board Climate and Global Change, EUCC
The Pavillion of France meeting welcomed the commitments of the second “Because the Oceans” Declaration. His Serene Highness (HSH) Prince Albert II of Monaco noted progress made since the first Oceans Declaration at COP 21 in Paris France, and invited new countries to sign the second “Because the Oceans” Declaration because the consequences of damages to the oceans will be felt worldwide. Tommy Remengesau, President of Palau, highlighted the need for partnerships to protect oceans, and invited more countries to sign the second “Because the Oceans” Declaration. 
Hilda Heine, President of the Marshall Islands, underscored the need to synergize actions and find solutions to enable low-lying and island countries to live in their lands. Julie Bishop, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Australia, noted the importance of coral reefs for protecting coastlines and generating income. Peter…

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2016 7th Annual Marine Economics and Policy Research Symposium, Nov 24th


The 3rd National Event of the Support Team for the Atlantic Action Plan, in association with the 7th Annual Marine Economics and Policy Research Symposium, will take place in the Glenlo Abbey Hotel, Galway on Thursday November 24th 2016.

Our session – running in parallel with the Symposium – will explore current funding opportunities which address Priority 2 of the Atlantic Action Plan: Protect, Secure and Enhance the marine and coastal environment.

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Report on 3rd Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference in Dublin on September 27, 2016

The October issue focuses on “innovation and entrepreneurship” achieved through the organisation of the 3rd Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference, our networking activities and our participation in events throughout the Atlantic Area. Focus of the third edition of our Newsletter is the Atlantic Project Awards Ceremony, presented by Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Mr. Karmenu Vella. Stay tuned and read also about other latest developments and upcoming events.

The 1st Atlantic Project Awards ceremony was held during the 3rd Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference in Dublin on September 27, 2016. The Atlantic Project Awards, presented by the Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Mr. Karmenu Vella, are designed to honour outstanding success stories, achieved by projects in the geographical area covered by the Atlantic Strategy and that were related to the implementation of the Atlantic Action Plan.

The 5 winners per category are: AORA-CSA in International Cooperation; ARCOPOL PLATFORM in Atlantic Marine and Coastal Environment; ATLANTIC BLUE TECH in Innovation & Entrepreneurship; ATLANTIC POWER CLUSTER in Sustainability and BATTERIE in Accessibility and Connectivity.”
More information about the Atlantic Project Awards can be found here.

The 3rd Atlantic Stakeholder Platform conference was held in Dublin on September 27, 2016 and focused on topics related to Priority 1 of the AAP “Promote entrepreneurship and innovation” emphasizing on project development so as to promote activities linked with Atlantic Best Practices and the Atlantic Project Awards.  The Conference was attended by 276s registered participants and included over 40 confirmed exhibitors from the five Atlantic EU Member States that demonstrated their activities; while a special Cooperation Area, accessible during the whole duration of the Conference, hosted Networking and Matchmaking activities, enabling participants to identify suitable cooperation opportunities.  This uniquely interactive Conference, in the presence of the Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Mr. Karmenu Vella, brought together stakeholders of the Atlantic Strategy and allowed them to meet, greet and identify suitable cooperation opportunities, exchange ideas and secure funding for their projects.  More information and outcomes of the event can be found here.

Offres de missions EUCC-Atlantique

Dans le cadre d’un projet visant à faire revivre un réseau de scientifiques et d’acteurs du littoral atlantique pour la gestion des risques côtiers (ANCORIM), le Centre EUCC-Atlantique recherche, pour une durée de 1 an à partir du 15/10/2016 :

Les candidatures doivent être envoyées avant le 27 septembre 2016 à :