Mrs Corinne Lepage MEP, Chair and Mrs Isabelle Thomas, MEP, Vice-Chair of the European Parliament’s Seas and Coastal Areas Intergroup have organise a debate on "Following the French Court’s decision on Erika: what coverage for ecological damage to the marine environment at European and international levels?". The debate will take place on 24 April 2013 (from 13.30 to 15.30) at the European Parliament (Room A3H1).
This event will bring together representatives from the Commission, the European Parliament, local authorities (Regions) and NGOs. It seeks to debate the consequences of the French Supreme Court’s decision at European and international levels. This issue should be a key element of the future EU maritime agenda.
Attention: It is compulsory to register using this link in order to guarantee and organise access to the European Parliament.
27th June 2012, seminar ""Is the Integrated Maritime Policy on the right track?" organised at the invitation of Ms Corinne Lepage, MEP, President of EP’s Seas and Coastal Areas, and with the support of the CPMR.
30 May 2012, lunch debate organised at the invitation of Ms Corinne Lepage, MEP, President of EP’s Seas and Coastal Areas, and the Joint Programming Initiative “healthy and productive seas and oceans” (JPI Oceans).
Number of places limited.
More information : Anne LEZIN (email: firstname.lastname@example.org - Tel +33 2 99 35 40 50)
Power point presentations and minutes:Read the minutes of the lunch debate "“Marine and Maritime sciences & technologies: Towards Horizon 2020”
This seminar will bring together representatives of the maritime communities, European institutions, national and regional authorities, to reflect on EU’s maritime priorities in the EU’s funding, notably through the Horizon 2020 Programme and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
Simultaneous translation provided in French and English
Marine Renewable Energy in Europe, what next ?
Challenges, opportunities and future perspectives.
Chaired by Corinne Lepage (ALDE) and Estelle Grelier (S&D).
12 October 2011 at the European Parliament, room P7 C 050, 16.30 - 18.30
Interpretation in French / English
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Yann-Hervé De Roeck, Ifremer, Harnessing Ocean Energies a research institute’s view
Ana Aguado Cornago, Friends of the Supergrid, Connecting MREs to Europe’s Power Supply Network
Marine Renewable Energies (MRE) in Europe: What next? Challenges, opportunities & future perspectives, Jennifer Norris, Research Director, European Marine Energy Centre
EUROPEAN OCEAN ENERGY ASSOCIATION, Erick Pelerin, Board Member
22 June 2011 from 16.30 to 19 at the European Parliament
Interpretation in French, English and Italian
3 panels: Fishing, Pollution at sea and Border Management
Co-chaired by MEPs: Crescenzio Rivellini (EPP), Corinne Lepage (ALDE), et Salvatore Iacolino (EPP)
Download the power point presentations of the speakers:The issue of European coastguards - Alfons Guinier, European Community Shipowners’ Associations
A European Coastguard? Options for future co-operation - Jean-Louis Colson, Head of Unit European Commission - DG MOVE
The coastguard service of Galicia (NW Spain) - Lino Sexto, Galician Coastguard
Address by DG MARE Director General Lowri Evans
The issue of European Coastguards, Ilkka Laitinen, Executive Director, FRONTEX
Intervention of Mr Rivellini, MEP (Italian version)
Intervention of Mrs Corinne Lepage - MEP (French version)<:a>
15 june 2011 at the European Parliament
Current developments and prospects for future action
Chaired by Isabelle Lövin, MEP
speakers confirmed include Claude Rouam, DG ENVI, Haitze Siemers, DG MARE, Kriton Arsenis, MEP and Mrs Joanna GELDHOF, Vice-Governor for water management, Noord-Holland Region.
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In conclusion of a seminar organized with the Principality of Asturias and the Port of Gijon, the CPMR calls for a revival of European policies in support of maritime transport.
In partnership with professionals of the industry (ship-owners, port officials, European offices to promote short sea shipping ...), the maritime regions have engaged in an initial analysis of the European Commission White Paper on the Future of Transport and Commission proposals on the port component of the future Trans-European Transport Network.
Analysis converge on the need for a genuine "European maritime-port package" to be implemented within the next programming period 2014-2020.
On 19 April 2011 the Seas and Coastal Areas Intergroup will organise a lunch briefing in the Members’ salon of the Parliament to present the report World Ocean review 2010. The report provides a detailed and unique overview of the current state of the world’s seas and oceans and will be distributed at the event. For details of how to register, please see the following link:
Speakers' presentations are available below:Welcome presentation by Dr. Behnam Awni, President IOI
Presentation by Mr Mojib Latif, Leibniz‐Institut für Meereswissenschaften an der Universität Kiel
Presentation by Martin F. Quaas, Department of Economics, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Presentation by Mr Visbeck, World Ocean review
29th March 2011, public hearing " To protect and develop maritime resources: towards european marine research infrastructure" in the presence of with representatives from the European Commission, Member states, Scientific institutes and Regions.
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Antoine DOSDAT, Head of International and European Division, IFREMER
To Protect and Develop Maritime Resources: Towards Marine Research Infrastructures
Nadia PINARDI, Professor of Oceanography at Bologna University, Director of the Italian National Group of Operational Oceanography
GMES - MyOcean: operational oceanography, a source of new economic and environmental services
Rudy HERMAN, Senior Researcher, Department of Economy, Science and Innovation (EWI), Flemish Government
The launch of the joint programming initiative "Health and productive seas and oceans": A decisive stage in the coordination of European marine research programs
Jan-Stefan FRITZ, Head of Brussels Office, KDM, German Marine Research Consortium
Why do we need marine research infrastructures in the Regions?
Kostas NITTIS, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Oceanography
Towards an Integrated European Ocean Observatory system
Iain SHEPHERD, European Commission – DG MARE
European ocean observing system - Planning 2011 - 2013
30th September, debate organised by Seas and Coastal areas Intergroup