Marine Science Contribution to Regional Seas Strategies

Rodeo.fi_Barbro Wickström
Date:     9th December, 2008
Time:     Hotel Silken Berlaymont, Brussels  (Blvd Charlemagne 11-19)

Through the adoption of the European Maritime Policy and Marine Environment Strategy Directive, the European Community has addressed the economic, environmental, social and governance challenges of its seas and oceans.

- Is there enough scientific understanding about the multidisciplinary and cross-sectorial interactions to support effective policy and decision making?
- How can marine science contribute to the regional sea strategies?
The seminar was organized in cooperation with European Commission's Directorate-Generals Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and Research.  It brought together over 70 participants dealing with marine, maritime, regional and research issues in the European Union institutions as well as various research and regional interest organsations.



Mr. Christopher Beazley, Chair of the Baltic Intergroup, European Parliament
Regional policy passions: a driver or a brake in the European development (no powerpoint)

Ms. Manuela Soares, Director, DG Research, European Commission

Mr. Miguel Avila Albez, Programme Manager, DG Regio, European Commission

Mr. Johnny Reker, Coordinator, and Mr. Jan Ekebom, BALANCE project (Interreg IIIB)

Mr. Jorge Rodriguez Romero, Policy Officer, DG Environment, European Commission
The role of research in the successful implementation of EU water legislation (no powerpoint)

Ms. Anne-Christine Brusendorff, Executive Secretary, HELCOM

Mr. Fredrik Wulff, Senior adviser, Baltic NEST Institute

Mr. Hein Rune Skjoldal, Research Director, Norwegian Marine Research Institute

Ms. Snejana Moncheva, Deputy Director, Institute of Oceanology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Mr. Haitze Siemers, Policy Officer, DG MARE, European Commission

Mr. Nikos Streftaris, SESAME Project, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research

Other documents

Bonus press release
BONUS-169 and the Baltic Sea Strategy
Participant list