EuroMarine 2016 General AssemblyInternal

Activity Overview

Type: EuroMarine General Assembly meeting
Start Date: January 28, 2016
End Date: January 29, 2016
Venue: Olhão (Portugal)
Contact: EuroMarine Secretariat
E-mail: secretariat [at]
Decision Body: EuroMarine Steering Committee

Application/registration deadline: January 6, 2016


At the invitation of CCMAR, The EuroMarine 2016 General Assembly (GA) meeting will be held in Olhão (Faro, Algarve, Portugal), at the Marina Real Hotel & Spa, on 28-29 Jan. 2016, i.e. in the margins of the MARES Conference, to be held 1-5 Feb. 2016, and of which EuroMarine is a co-organizer. The GA meeting will be preceded and followed by EuroMarine Steering Committee (SC) meetings.

Overview of the programme:

  • Wed. 27 Jan. (PM/evening): (closed) SC meeting
  • Thu. 28 Jan.: GA meeting (reporting, discussion, agenda-setting workshop)
  • Fri. 29 (AM): GA meeting (formal business / decision-making session)
  • Fri. 29 (PM): (closed) SC meeting

>> Download the programme

About the meetings

General Assembly (GA): This is the annual meeting of the representatives of all 2015 Member Organisations of EuroMarine. Representatives of current or prospective Member Organisations have priority, but the meeting is otherwise open to any other interested participants (within capacity limits of the meeting rooms).

Steering Committee (SC): These are closed meetings of the current (2015) 16 SC members.

MARES Conference: The second Mares Conference on Marine Ecosystems Health and Conservation is an initiative from the MARES Joint Doctoral Programme and the EuroMarine Network.

About the venue: Olhão, Portugal, located at the edge of the spectacular Ria Formosa Natural Park. Olhão is the largest fishing port in the Algarve and is known for its fishing industry, Moorish-style houses and busy waterfront.

Practical information

To organise your travel or learn about accommodation options, please refer to the practical information document.

>> Download the practical information document (PDF)

Hotel booking

We recommend that you book your hotel room at Real Marina Hotel & Spa as soon as possible and no later than 23 December 2015 (after which room availability is not guaranteed). To do so, please fill in the specific hotel booking form and return it to the three email addresses listed therein.

>> Hotel booking form (doc)


Registration is open until the 6 Jan. 2016 deadline. If you wish to register past this date, please do so online using the below link, but please also inform the Secretariat and await confirmation that your registration can be accepted.

>> Registration form (Google form webpage)

Call for candidates and election of three new Steering Committee (SC) members

Three new SC members will be elected during the GA meeting (as prescribed by SC renewal rules). The call for candidates opens on 2 December 2015 and closes on 6 January 2016. While their term officially starts in July 2016, the three new SC members will be invited to attend the SC meeting that will be held on 29 Jan. afternoon after the GA meeting.

Call for topics for agenda-setting workshop

The EuroMarine Steering Committee calls for candidate topics for an agenda-setting workshop (3-year horizon; 4 parallel groups; deadline to propose topics: 6 January 2016)


For any enquiry about this meeting, please contact the EuroMarine Secretariat

47 individuals from 39 organizations in 15 countries attended the meeting. There were: 38 Full Members representatives present at the venue; 37 Full Members directly represented at the venue; and 41 Full Members represented when including one remote participant and three representation mandates given to three participants. The quorum applying to General Assembly meetings (3/5th of 55 2015 Full Members, i.e. 33) was therefore amply satisfied.

Please refer to the 'Preparation tab' for details on the programme.

Some of the presentations given during the meeting are attached.

Please refer to the attached meeting minutes for details on the meeting outcome. (Please note that this document is only visible and accessible to EuroMarine members with a EuroMarine user account, once logged-in.)