Publication of EurOCEAN 2010 Report

Press Release
Monday, May 16, 2011

Marine Institute CEO, Dr Peter Heffernan, today (13th May) welcomed the publication on-line and in hard copy of the Belgian EU Presidency EurOCEAN 2010 Conference Report and Ostend Declaration. The Conference report summarises the many science and policy presentations made at the EurOCEAN 2010 Conference in October last year focussing on new challenges and opportunities to be addressed by the marine and maritime sectors in the coming years.

The Ostend Declaration, which was presented to EU Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn at the conference, calls for the Seas and Oceans to be recognised as a grand challenge for the European Union in the 21st Century and as a topic to be considered in the forthcoming EU Common Strategic Framework Programme (2014-2020). 

Dr Heffernan (pictured left - centre), who proposed the adoption of the Declaration at the EurOCEAN Conference, said that “the Ostend Declaration represents the latest engagement by the research community in informing the European marine research agenda and science policy initiated at the Irish EU Presidency EurOCEAN Conference in 2004 and the Galway Declaration. It is part of an on-going process to move our (marine science) community out if its comfort zone and bring it right to the engine of policy making in Europe” 

Copies of the Conference Report and Ostend Declaration can be downloaded from www.eurocean2010.eu. Other downloads include a Conference video, photo gallery and posters. 

In a parallel initiative, the Marine Board-ESF (www.esf.org/marineboard), one of the Conference organisers, has established a EurOCEAN Conference Series website (www.euroceanconferences.eu). This website hosts information on the Ostend (2010), Aberdeen (2007) and Galway (2004) Conferences and it is hoped in time to include archived material on the Brussels (1994), Sorrento (1996), Lisbon (1998) and Hamburg (2000) Conferences. 

Preliminary plans are already afoot to organise the EurOCEAN 2014 Conference which will provide a unique opportunity to review changes in the European marine and maritime research landscape since Galway 2004 and the contributions of marine science to the sustainable development of our marine resources and protection of the marine environment. Details of EurOCEAN 2014 will be posted on the EurOCEAN Conferences website: www.euroceanconferences.eu.  

Source: http://www.marine.ie

Maritime Reporter June 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Education/Training

Seafarers Beware – Social Media Ahead

Videotel, part of KVH Industries, Inc., has launched a new program, Social Media at Sea, addressing the unique dangers of inappropriate use of social media by shipboard

U.S. Naval Academy: New Superintendent

The U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) has held a change of command ceremony in Annapolis, Maryland, where Vice Adm. Walter E. "Ted" Carter Jr. relieved Vice Adm. Michael Miller,

Upcoming Maritime Recruitment Fair at CMTI

Chesapeake Marine Training Institute (CMTI) says that Norfolk Tug will be among the maritime companies recruiting new talent at its professional mariner job fair August 13, 2014, from 9 a.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Pipelines Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1224 sec (8 req/sec)