Upcoming events


Final meeting JPI Oceans microplastics projects

On 20 November, the four microplastics research projects funded under JPI Oceans will hold their joint final meeting alongside the MICRO2018 conference in Lanzarote.

At this meeting, the projects will present their key finding and results and discuss theses with a wide audience, including how best they can feed into policy processes such as the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Stakeholders, project partners and funding partners are invited to join the meeting, which will be held alongside the MICRO2018 conference in Lanzarote.
The four JPI Oceans microplastics projects are: 
  • BASEMAN - Defining the baselines and standards for microplastics analyses in European waters
  • EPHEMARE - Ecotoxicological effects of microplastics in marine ecosystems
  • PLASTOX - Direct and indirect ecotoxicological impacts of microplastics on marine organisms
  • WEATHER-MIC - How microplastic weathering changes its transport, fate and toxicity in the marine environment


Participants are welcome register for the meeting here
Practical details: 
The meeting will take place at the Arrecife Gran Hotel, Lanzarote, Spain Parque Islas Canarias, s/n - 35500 Arrecif

EOOS conference

The first EOOS Conference  will bring together and connect diverse ocean observing stakeholder communities to discuss the future of a European Ocean Observation System (EOOS).

The Conference will build on progress made at the EOOS Forum, and will launch an EOOS strategy and implementation plan, together with a strong call to action.
It’s an opportunity to network with stakeholders across Europe and help shape the future European Ocean Observing System (EOOS).
More information: 

Blue Bioeconomy call 2018 infoday

This call aims to accelerate the implementation of the EU Maritime Policy and the sustainable development of the blue economy across Europe. The event will start by showcasing some successful projects from the previous 2016 call which are soon coming to the end. Come and find out more about Blue Careers, Blue Labs and Blue Tech projects!

EASME and DG MARE will provide useful information about the new call and the application process.

As in 2016, the call will focus on three topics:

  • Blue Labs: innovative solutions for maritime challenges
  • Blue Careers in Europe
  • Grants for the Blue Economy: investing in innovation


The event is open to everybody and will also be webstreamed of which the link will be provided later. For registration, please click here.



CommOCEAN 2018

The third International Marine Science Communication Conference is to be held this December in Southampton, UK.

The event, which will take place in Southampton (UK) hosted by the National Oceanography Centre, will see hundreds of marine science communicators gather together to discuss the latest issues facing the ocean, and to develop their skills and techniques.
The conference aims to build a strong community of marine science communication professionals from across the world, and to inspire inventive and effective communication of marine science within the science community, to the wider public, and to governments and policy makers.
Registration is now open for the conference and abstracts can be submitted for oral and poster presentations, as well as expressions of interest in contributing to an exhibition of educational and outreach materials.
More information: 

Workshop: Scientific support to Munition in the Sea

As part of JPI Oceans joint action on “Munition in the sea”, CNR is organizing a workshop on 6-7 December 2018 in Rome, addressing scientific gaps and how research can bring substantial contributions for solutions and advances in knowledge.

Ammunition dumped at sea during or after wars constitutes an environmental and safety issue in many European countries. To facilitate research coordination and exchange of knowledge across European countries JPI Oceans has therefore initiated a joint action on “Munition in the sea” to facilitate research coordination and exchange of knowledge across European countries.

Four key aspects will be addressed: knowledge-based support to decisions, large scale identification of objects, chemicals sensing and remediation, and cost-efficient explosions remediation.

For more information: Conference website

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