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Día Mundial de la Migración de los Peces 2016 November 20, 2015

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En nombre de todo el equipo de World Fish Migration Day, nos gustaría invitarle a que participara en el segundo Día Mundial de la Migración de los Peces, que se celebrará el 21 de mayo de 2016.

En esta segunda celebración esperamos conseguir un gran impacto para la mejora de las políticas y medidas de gestión de los peces migratorios, desde nivel local al global.

Los eventos pueden ser tanto actividades pequeñas como grandes celebraciones, por ejemplo: actividades o charlas educativas en colegios, actividades especiales en museos, piragüismo en el río de su pueblo/ciudad, visitas de colegios a escalas para peces, presas o ríos restaurados (demolición de barreras, eliminación de motas, etc.), salidas de campo (con alumnos y/o familias) para aprender los trabajos que hace la administración, las OGN, las universidades, los institutos de investigación, etc. para recuperar los ríos y sus especies dulceacuícolas, etc.

Para más información, mire invitación adjunta o nuestra página web http://www.worldfishmigrationday.com/

 Si tiene cualquier pregunta o quiere saber más, no dude en ponerse en contacto con nosotros. Esperamos noticias suyas.

UfM launches new ‘blue economy’ cooperation initiative in the Mediterranean November 19, 2015

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90b101278079740f302a4a5084ef2ea5f4b23b9eMinisters in charge of maritime affairs from the 43 countries of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) have committed to closer cooperation on blue economy and maritime governance two weeks before the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP 21 in Paris. The launch of this new Blue Economy initiative falls within the framework of the global UfM sustainable development strategy, which entails activities in the fields of energy, climate change, urban development and water and environment. Gathered in Brussels on the occasion of the first UfM Ministerial Conference on Blue Economy, participants stressed the need for the Mediterranean region to make the best use of the potential of the blue economy to promote growth, jobs and investments and reduce poverty. They noted that clean and healthy seas are drivers and enablers for national and regional economies and advocated building a clear vision for the sustainable and integrated development of marine and maritime sectors at national and sea basin levels.

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Oceans Day on December 4, 2015 at UNFCCC COP 21, and Invitation to Participate November 13, 2015

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By Magdalena A K Muir, Advisory Board Member, Climate, Coastal and Marine Union

The Coastal and Marine Union (EUCC), the Global Ocean Forum, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission at UNESCO, the Ocean and Climate Platform, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (Japan), the University of Delaware, together with 37 other collaborating partners are organizing the Oceans Day at COP 21 in Paris. This side event meeting will take place at the Rio Conventions Pavilion in Le Bourget in Paris, and does not require UNFCCC accreditation to attend. Please complete the registration form to be considered for attendance. 
Representatives of EUCC and EUCC Altantic Centre will be in attendance at Oceans Day. The purpose of the Oceans Day is to advance the oceans and climate change agenda at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP 21) and beyond. 
The Oceans Day at COP 21 (Friday, December 4, 2015) will be held at the Rio Conventions Pavilion (in the Civil Society Zone) in cooperation with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat. 
For more information on the Ocean Day at COP 21, please check following weblink at: https://globaloceanforumdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/cop21-agenda_11-10.pdf
The PROGRAM IS NOW AVAILABLE: Nov 12 Ocean Day Program Pre-Final

Further information

Global Oceans Forum webpage:
Upcoming Event on Climate Change and Policy Webpage

Planning the Sea: MARXAN as a tool for operational Maritime Spatial Planning November 9, 2015

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International Short Course on Marxan. 11-12-13 January 2016. At CNR-ISMAR headquarters in Venice. In English.

The initiative to organize an International Short Course on Marxan arises from the experiences gathered by CNR-ISMAR within the Flagship Project RITMARE (www.ritmare.it), and mainly through its subproject 3 – “Maritime Spatial Planning in the Coastal Zone” and the ADRIPLAN project (adriplan.eu). Both of these projects, led by CNR-ISMAR, have been characterized by acquiring data and information, tuning methodologies and tools, and developing analysis and proposals within the Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) context. MSP is indeed a central theme as highlighted by the recent European Directive 2014/89/EU “A framework for Maritime Spatial Planning” and by the Strategy supporting its implementation, recently activated DG Mare. This Directive aims to establish a framework to promote the sustainable growth of maritime economies, the sustainable development of marine areas and the sustainable use of marine resources. According to the new Directive, Member States are required to develop national maritime spatial plans by 2021. It is in this context that Marxan could become a very useful tool in order to provide different scenarios of Maritime Spatial Planning.

New York Times article that 2015 is likely to be the hottest year ever recorded October 22, 2015

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By Magdalena A K Muir, Advisory Board Member Climate and Climate Editor

The New York Time is reporting today that 2014 is the hottest year ever record. The waming of the oceans is central to this. Jessica Blunden, a climate scientist with the US National Ocean and Atmosphere Administration or NOAA, point to the increase in surface temperature of as much as 3 degrees Fahrenheit or 1t o 2 degrees Celcius in several of the world’s oceans. This is being seen all across the Indian Ocean, huge parts of the Atlantic Ocean, and in parts of the Arctic Oceans. Over such as large surface area, this is a substantial increase that has not been seen before. 

All this warming is compounded globally by a very strong El Nino presence in the Pacific Ocean. Though global in its impact, El Nino initiates in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean, when weather patterns shift allowing the ocean to release stored up heat into the atmosphere. This affects atmosphere waves that travel thousands of miles, redistributing heat and precipitation around the world.
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Link to news story : 2015 Likely to Be Hottest Year Ever Recorded

MARVIVA: Presentació del projecte de recollida i caracterització de deixalles marines October 6, 2015

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16 d’octubre de 2015, a les 13:30 hores,
a la Confraria de Pescadors de Barcelona

Aquest projecte de recollida i caracterització de deixalles marines l’està portant a terme la confraria de pescadors de Barcelona juntament amb l’Agència de Residus de Catalunya i el Port de Barcelona.

EUCC Centre Mediterrani participarà en aquesta jornada presentant la seva experiència en CleanSea i en la Asociación Española de Basuras Marinas.

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Presentations and materials from Blue Invest- EU Support to Maritime Regions Conference, Brussels, September 22, 2015 October 2, 2015

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The Conference “Blue Invest – EU Support to Maritime Regions” took place in Brussels on 22 September 2015. It was organized by the European Commission in collaboration with the CPMR. Several speakers presented examples of how the ESIF, Horizon 2020, and other EU funds can work together with the EIB and the private sector to provide investment for jobs and growth in the blue economy. Participants also shared examples of successful EU-funded projects in different sectors such as renewable energy, aquaculture, biotechnology, and skills and qualifications.The Commission encouraged the member states and the coastal regions to make best use of available funding instruments, including EU funds, to give the blue economy a boost.
In his closing speech, DG MARE Director General Mr Aguiar Machado expressed the need to better communicate and coordinate with other Commission departments to ensure that member states take this opportunity and that all EU funds contribute to the development of the blue economy. The Commission will promote and encourage the organisation of seminars to promote the exchange of good practice and innovative ideas for the future.
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2nd Iberoamerican Congress on Integrated Coastal Zone Management September 29, 2015

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Originally posted on Coastal & MarinE-News:

The 2nd Iberoamerican Congress on Integrated Coastal Zone Management emphasizes
the “Governance for ecosystem services in coasts and oceans”and will be held in Florianó
polis, SC, Brazil, from the 3rd to the 6th of May 2016. The 2nd ICZM Iberoamerica Congress
intends to give continuity to the goals set in the 1st ICZM Iberoamerica Congress held in
Cádiz, 2012, working on the development of a regional framework for the exchange of
experiences and knowledge that will improve the governance for the coastal sustainability
in Iberoamerica.
The focus of this second edition, the ecosystem based management (EBM), is an approach
that links the environmental health to the human well-being, as the environment provides
valuable natural services, or “Ecosystem Services” to human communities. These services
depend on the complexity of ecosystems, the connections among them, the link between
land, fresh and salt water, and their integration with the human beings. The…

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CleanSea Project’s Marine Litter Symposium and Film Première September 23, 2015

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Amsterdam’s the place to be on 3 December 2015 to find out about the marine litter science highlights and Roadmap to litter-free seas coming out of the CleanSea Project (2013-2015).
The CleanSea Symposium is a public event, open to all interested stakeholders. The CleanSea documentary film – that’s now in the making – will be premiering.
And what better place to hold an event about a multifaceted problem like marine litter than at Amsterdam’s EYE Film Institute?
The EYE’s multilayered space is based on an interplay of viewpoints, creating a distinctive communicative effect. This nicely reflects the dynamic we are seeking in the CleanSea project.

The program is still under construction, but we hope you save the date. We’ll update you with a draft program including keynote speaker in the coming months.
Registration is now open.

Participatory workshop in Venice will bring-in stakeholders’ valuable insights into CleanSea’s final outputs September 23, 2015

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13th October 2015, Don Orione Artigianelli Cultural Center, Venice

When attempting to address the issue of marine litter, it is essential to consider the particular socio-economic dimension and specificities of a certain

region. High population density and tourism pressure, together with ineffective waste management, are among the main drivers behind marine litter in the Mediterranean.

The FP7 Project CleanSea has been looking at drivers that lead to the generation of marine litter but also those barriers that impair its prevention and mitigation, in the different regional seas. The project is currently evaluating the most adequate and effective potential solutions, through a multi-criteria analysis and covering the whole life-cycle of products. This will form the basis of a roadmap to support decision-making across Europe, with a regional focus. Given the transversal nature of this issue, it is crucial to bring-in the sectorial knowledge and particular insight of different stakeholders, when designing an appropriate set of approaches.

This participatory workshop is promoted by EUCC Mediterranean Centre within the CleanSea project and will include an engaging activity that will help us shape and validate the final outputs of the project. Participants will be invited to reflect jointly on policy options and evaluate implementation aspects of a series of measures to address key types of litter found in the Mediterranean.

The workshop is within the programme of the Wake of Plastics Conference (link is external), organised by the University Ca’Foscari. You can check the preliminary programme here.

Please follow this link to register (link is external) to the conference and workshop.


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