Marine Affairs

The Working Group Marine and Water affairs consists of  representatives from different national and regional advisory bodies which have longstanding experience on marine  affairs.

Through communication and coordination, as well as the combined knowledge, expertise, and resources of its members, the working group is able to address a number of relevant issues with regard to the European seas and oceans.

The Working Group is currently Chaired by:

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Dr. António Abreu                   Dr. Puri Canals


Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Maritime Spatial Planning: Lessons learned and main challenges identified
31 May 2016 - 31 May 2016

The workshop, which was organized as side event of the European Sustainable Development Week and the European GreenWeek 2016, enabled mutual learning by bringing together select group of European and national experts to share knowledge, experience and views on the lessons learned from the implementation of the maritime spatial planning policies.
Special attention was paid to subjects such as monitoring, the relation between maritime spatial planning and marine protected areas and to the general challenges ahead.
By bringing together European and national experts, representatives of NGO’s and members of strategic advisory councils the workshop offered an interesting platform for mutual learning, knowledge sharing and informed debate.
The presentations and the mainline summary will become available soon.

Documents for Maritime Spatial Planning: Lessons learned and main challenges identified:

The EEA Marine Roadmap by Dr Isoard (EEA)
Maritime Spatial Planning implemention by Ms. Dom (Seas at Risk)
Maritime Spatial Planning in the German EEZ by Dr. Salomon (SRU)
The AdriPlan by Dr. Musco (Università IUAV)
Evaluating performance of the Portuguese MSP system by Ms. Ferreira (New University of Lisbon)
Assesememnet of sustinability in costal aras by Dr. Y Fernández-Palacios (Universidad de Las Palmas)
Marine Protected Areas and MSP by Dr. Canals (MedPan)
Key challenges for European seas and oceans
14 April 2015 - 14 April 2015

On Tuesday the 14th of April the working group Marine and Water affairs of the European Network
of Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils (EEAC) met in the European
Parliament. During the meeting several key challenges of the European seas and oceans were

The participants shared knowledge on the topics of nitrogen as a major problem for the marine
environment, the current status of marine management in the Mediterranean sea and Marine
protected areas and nature conservation as part of the Integrated Maritime Policy.

Contributions included speeches by Hainz Siemers (European Commission, Head of Unit, DG MARE),
Markus Salomon (German Advisory Council on the Environment), Puri Canals (MedPAN, Chair
person) and Nicolas Fournier (senior policy advisor at Oceana).

Documents for Key challenges for European seas and oceans:

Mainline Summary: Key challanges for European seas and oceans