Conference session

Global Aquaculture Alliance GOAL Conference

The annual GOAL (Global Outlook on Aquaculture Leadership) conference is a unique, once-a-year opportunity to learn, network and connect producers and suppliers to the marketplace, all in a business-friendly yet casual environment. Since its inception in 2001, GOAL has evolved into a must-attend conference for the world’s aquaculture thought leaders. GOAL is a pre-competitive event, an opportunity to put day-to-day business aside, bringing together the various segments of industry to discuss shared responsibilities and goals.

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.

Physiomar 17

The Physiomar series of conferences developed from a workshop investigating the physiology of marine mollucs in 2006. The conference alternates between the Americas and Europe. In 2017 the conference will be held in the historic Magdelene College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England. 

The theme of the conference is “Physiology of Aquatic Invertebrates in a Changing World”. The presentations will focus on Molluscs, Echinoderms and Crustaceans.

International Conference on Responsible Research and Innovation in Science, Innovation and Society

The International Conference on Responsible Research and Innovation in Science, Innovation and Society (RRI-SIS2017) is the first annual conference of the MARINA project that aims at presenting the cases studies highlighting environmental preservation, RRI issues, principles and topics related with the research and innovation in the context of the H2020 societal challenges.

4th Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference

The annual Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference (ASPC) offers a great transnational publicity opportunity to deliver the Atlantic Action Plan (AAP) key messages and further promote awareness of its achievements. The annual conference is the central hub for stakeholders of the Atlantic Strategy to meet, seek ways of cooperation, share information and identify funding opportunities and partnerships for their projects.

Beyond 2020: Supporting Europe’s Coastal Communities

The Estonian Presidency of the EU and the European Commission will jointly organise a conference on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) from 12-13 October 2017. This event is a unique opportunity for stakeholders wishing to provide input into the assessment of the EMFF support for the implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy and the Maritime Policy over the current programming period.

It will also allow them to discuss the current and future challenges of coastal communities, as well as potential policy responses.

Our Ocean Conference

The European Union will host the fourth high-level Our Ocean conference in Malta from 5-6 October 2017. The conference aims to inspire and empower a new generation of leaders, entrepreneurs, scientists and civil society to identify solutions and commit to actions for safe, secure, clean and sustainably managed oceans.

Black Sea Stakeholder Conference on Blue Economy

Following on from the growing success of the three previous conferences in Bucharest (2014), Sofia (2015) and Odessa (2016), the 2017 Black Sea Stakeholder Conference on Blue Economy seeks to further advance and develop the topics in these past conferences. The conference has become a main forum for institutional and private stakeholders working on maritime affairs in the Black Sea to discuss common actions and goals. These include, amongst other topics, the support of blue growth, the sharing of innovative business practices, and promoting maritime careers.