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World Oceans Day at TALK Gallery - A celebration of Science and Art

  • 18 June 2024

On June 7, the eve of World Oceans Day, the TALK C.E.C Gallery in Brussels hosted a vibrant gathering of artists, researchers, NGOs, and ocean enthusiasts. The event, supported by the EU4Ocean Challenge of the Year, was an opportunity for sharing different cultural perspectives and discovering synergies between them.

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Beneath the waves: launch of the JPI Oceans information portal on Munition in the Sea

  • 17 June 2024

European waters are littered with conventional and chemical munitions from warfare and post-war demilitarisation actions. Since munition shells and containers are increasingly corroding, they have been shown to release toxic substances that contaminate the marine environment, harm marine organisms and pose threats to human health and safety.

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Turning the final page on a JPI Oceans bestseller: celebrating ten years of success as the Microplastics Joint Action concludes

  • 27 May 2024

The Microplastics Joint Action was one of the first thematic activities of JPI Oceans. It became a poster child of the power of collaboration among European countries, and it is now getting a happy ending. After a decade of groundbreaking research and agenda setting, the Management Board of JPI Oceans has decided at its meeting in April 2024 to conclude the Joint Action ‘Ecological Aspects of Microplastics’ on its peak of achievement.

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Climate-Ocean nexus: a deep dive into JPI-funded research

  • 27 May 2024

The JPI Climate and JPI Oceans-funded projects from the joint call "Next Generation Climate Science in Europe for Oceans" are reaching completion at the end of May 2024. Their final meeting took place at the JPI Oceans Secretariat office in Brussels on 29 April 2024, with participants from the four consortia joining in person and online.

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Current Joint Actions


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Ecological Aspects of Deep-Sea Mining

The Joint Action Ecological Aspects of Deep-Sea Mining assesses the long-term impacts of polymetallic nodule mining on the deep-sea environment.

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Munition in the Sea

The Knowledge Hub on Munition in the Sea constitutes a multi-national expert group which aims to coordinate research and innovation to assess risks, define priorities and suggest intervention options concerning legacy munitions in the marine environment.

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    Current Strategic Engagements


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    All-Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation Alliance

    The All-Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation Alliance is the result of science diplomacy efforts involving countries from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, aiming at enhancing marine research and innovation cooperation across the Atlantic anywhere between the Arctic and Antarctica.

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      European Ocean Observing System

      The European Ocean Observing System (EOOS) framework promotes ocean observing in Europe by means of collaboration, coordination and integration among the relevant key people, institutions and facilities. JPI Oceans chairs a Resource Forum for EOOS.

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