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Healthy Oceans – Productive Ecosystems (HOPE) Conference, 3-4 March 2014 Brussels

Del 24 Febbraio 2014

HOPE for our seas and ocean

Over five years ago, the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) was adopted with the aim of protecting and managing our seas and oceans in a sustainable way. The Directive sets an ambitious objective: to achieve and maintain the good environmental status of European seas and oceans by 2020.

The Healthy Oceans – Productive Ecosystems (HOPE) Conference, on 3-4 March 2014 in Brussels, will bring together all those working with or in relation to the European marine environment and will provide them with the opportunity to discuss progress made over the past 5 years, the problems that still remain and the solutions for improved coherence and better marine governance.


Day 1 – The challenges

9.00-10.45 Opening Session with high-level speakers

11.15-12.30 “Wake-up call” Panel

14.00-15.30 State of the marine environment

16.00-17.30 The pressures on the marine environment (3 parallel sessions)

17.40-18.00 Feedback from parallel sessions

18.00-19.30 Cocktail + “Speed-pitching” session

Day 2 – The solutions

9.00-10.00 Financing the protection of the marine environment

10.00-11.00 Round 1: Monitoring (3 parallel sessions)

11.30-12.30 Round 2: Programmes of measures (2 parallel sessions)

12.40-13.15 Feedback from parallel sessions

13.15-14.45 Networking lunch + “Speed-pitching”session

14.45-15.30 Economics of marine protection

16.00-16.45 The international perspective

16.45-17.15 Concluding session


When: 3-4 March 2014

Where: Charlemagne Building, rue de la Loi 170, Brussels, Belgium

Contact: hope2014@milieu.be