Tag Archives: ocean

World Oceans Day – June 8th

World Oceans Day, recognised by the United Nations, is a day to celebrate oceans and promote collaboration for a better future all around the world. This year the theme is “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet” and will focus on preventing plastic pollution in the ocean. Individuals and organisations from all over the world are planning to hold

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Closed – responses for Environmental Impact of Microplastics Inquiry

Deadline for responses: Friday 15th April The Environmental Audit Committee, a Commons Select Committee, launched an environmental impact of microplastics in March 2016. The issues they are investigating include the scale, sources and consequences of microplastic pollution in the ocean, the state of knowledge/understanding of the issue and strategies for dealing with the issue. The

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Results of EC’s Ocean Governance Consultation Published

The European Commission has published a summary of the consultation responses received in response to its International Ocean Governance consultation which ran from June to October 2015. The consultation sought views on what the EU can do to promote the sustainable use of seas and oceans and preserve internationally shared marine resources and how it

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Consultation: International Ocean Governance

Closes 15th September 2015. The European Commission has opened a consultation to review how the EU could improve its international governance over the European seas and oceans to enhance sustainable blue growth. The importance of ocean governance is increasing due to growing utilisation of marine resources and the failure to comply with rules, regulations and

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Closed – European Commission consultation on Ocean Energy

The European Commission’s DG Mare is running a consultation on Ocean Energy. Europe’s Integrated Maritime Policy aims to help Europe realise the potential of its marine and coastal resources by providing a framework for coordination of the different functions, uses and users of the seas and oceans and by promoting excellence in marine research, technology

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