Turning the tide on Europe’s Oceans and Seas

A new report published today paints a worrying picture of Europe’s seas. The Commission’s analysis, which will be presented at the “Healthy Oceans – Productive Ecosystems” (HOPE) conference in Brussels on 3-4 March, shows a marine environment that will require urgent efforts to reach good status by 2020. Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik said: “The message(…)

“Pre-testing” meeting on 18th March 2014

As part of the Activity 3, Adaptation and Development of Intelligent Tools, project partners will participate in a meeting in which the ‘DeCyDe-4-IRIS’ decision-support tool, dedicatedly developed by Isotech, will be pilot tested. The tool will then be used in Greece and Romania to evaluate and select the most suitable, site-specific measures for reaching GES for Descriptors 5 and 8/9.(…)

The Healthy Oceans – Productive Ecosystems (HOPE) Conference

Over five years ago, the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) was adopted with the aim of protecting and managing our seas and oceans in a sustainable way. The Directive sets an ambitious objective: to achieve and maintain the good environmental status of European seas and oceans by 2020. The Healthy Oceans – Productive Ecosystems (HOPE)(…)

First Conference ” The Ocean of Tomorrow Projects”

On 26 March 2014, the Directorate General for Research and Innovation is holding a conference “The Ocean of Tomorrow projects: what results so far?” This first conference will present early results of four ambitious and multi-disciplinary projects with a focus on understanding, mitigating and adapting to changes in the marine environment. Two projects dealing with(…)

Second meeting of the Project Coordination Group

The second meeting of the Project Coordination Group (PCG) for the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) was held from 12-13 September, in Brussels, in Room ENV-CLIMA-SRD ROOM BU-5 0/C, Avenue de Beaulieu 5, 1160 Brussels. The PCG was formed in order to give advice and examine practical means which would improve the coherence(…)

4th Black Sea Scientific Conference

The 4th Black Sea Biannual Scientific Conference – BS-GES 2013, took place in Constanta, Romania from 28 -31 October 2013. The Conference was jointly organised by the Black Sea Commission (BSC), Ministry of Environment and Climate Changes of Romania and National Institute for Marine Research and Development ‘Grigore Antipa’ Constanta. Back to back with this(…)