Deep Blue Newsletter


TRAINING-OF-TRAINERS IN SFAX (TUNISIA)
HOSTED BY UNIVERSITY OF SFAX

Are you a post-graduate student or a young researcher?

The training in “Advanced Scientific Knowledge of Marine Environment” aims to share knowledge and scientific expertise on methods and modelling tools in assessing environmental impacts in the marine sector. The training will take place from October 21st to October 25th 2019. The selection procedures go from June 28th to July 26th, while the selected candidates will be notified within July 30th.

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ADVANCED TRAINING IN TRIESTE (ITALY)
COORDINATED BY OGS

The first advanced training session – “Sea governance and blue growth: balancing sustainable use and conservation through Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) in the field of fisheries and aquaculture” – of Deep Blue project will take place in Trieste (Italy) from September 23rd to September 27th 2019.

Copernicus for Fisheries and Aquaculture

On October 2nd, Alexandra Neyts participated at the Copernicus workshop in Brussels, organised by DG GROW and designed to profile the programme to its potential end users in the fisheries and aquaculture sector.

Copernicus is a data monitoring service, based on both satellite and in situ observations.  All marine issues are gathered under the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS). CMEMS may provide a suitable framework for the development of better models for aquaculture siting and licensing, and opportunities for collaboration with EATiP are being investigated.

Also, the FAO BlueBridge initiative may be of use to the aquaculture sector.  It is developing services to support the analysis of socio-economic performance in aquaculture, and supports capacity building through converting operation data into knowledge to improve companies’ efficiency, sustainability and profitability.

Finally, the “Support Aquaculture and Fisheries Industry” (SAFI) project, is about exploiting Earth Observation resources to support the industries in coastal regions.  A webGIS tool was developed based on registrations from satellites, in order to identify optimal site locations for fish farms.

For more information: http://copernicus.eu/fisheries-aquaculture-workshop

 

EU Environmental Footprint Final Conference

The final conference of the Environmental Footprint Pilot Phase will take stock of the Environmental Footprint journey and explore potential future applications for the Environmental Footprint methods, looking also at the wider circular economy context.  The event will take on the 23-25 April 2018 place in the Crowne Plaza Hotel rue Gineste 3 in Brussels.

Registrations are now open. Due to high interest, only one person per organization is accepted.  The conference will also be webstreamed.

The detailed draft agenda can be downloaded here.

Prof M. Mazzucato Report on Missions

The report by Professor Mariana Mazzucato  ‘Mission-Oriented Research and Innovation in the European Union – A problem solving approach to fuel innovation-led growth’  written at the request of European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, is now published.
A call for feedback from stakeholders as well as the public is available via this dedicated EU Survey from 22 February 2018 until 3 April 2018.

This report provides strategic recommendations on Missions, and how they can be structured in the future European Union Research and Innovation Programme (FP9).

The attached report is also available online at the following address: https://data.europa.eu/doi/10.2777/360325