Presentation on theme: "Joint Programming Initiative Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans Christina Abildgaard Ph.D., Deputy Director General Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal."— Presentation transcript:
Joint Programming Initiative Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans Christina Abildgaard Ph.D., Deputy Director General Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs Norway
Baltic, North Sea, Mediterranean, Black Sea Atlantic and Arctic Substantial services Biological resources Climate regulator Seas and Oceans fundamental for Europe’s prosperity
Overfishing Effects of Climate Change Increased maritime traffic Pollution Competition for limited marine and coastal space Our seas and oceans are under enormous pressure
Access to new areas Renewable energy Marine bioprospecting Aquaculture New opportunities for marine and maritime activities
Human impact on marine environment Climate change has global effects Integration of marine and maritime R&D Integration of technology, natural and social sciences ---> Addressing system complexity Europe needs an extensive marine knowledge base
Create a common knowledge base Building capacity Infrastructure Critical mass Synergies Commitment on high level Ensure the sustainable management of our seas and oceans - Prosperous European Society Why a JPI on ”Healthy and Productive Seas”?
Lisbon Agenda / EU 2020 European Research Area A coherent European Research Area Framework in support of a sustainable use of oceans and seas EU Integrated Maritime Policy International Dimension of the Integrated Maritime Policy EU Strategy for Marine and Maritime Research Marine Strategy Framework Directive Strategic Energy Technology Plan EUs Maritime Transport Policy European Maritime Transport Space without Barriers EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region EU and the Arctic region Towards an Integrated Maritime Policy for better governance in the Mediterranean Black Sea Synergy Other EU policy instruments Framework
A number of valuable initiatives Funding FP7 – several relevant activities Oceans of Tomorrow SEAS-ERA BONUS Marine science cooperative efforts MARCOM+ European Maritime Stakeholder Platform EMAR2RES (Waterborne TP) Other relevant ETPs On-going initiatives
Norway invites GPC members to support the Seas and Oceans initiative Workshop Develop the Template together with stakeholders Present Template at GPC May 4, 2010 Council adoption ultimo 2010 (?) Road Map
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