Working Group Leaders

Representatives of Brussels-based offices leading the work of Blue Growth Working Group.

Blue Growth WG Leader

Leader

Saara Nuotio-Coulon

Turku-Southwest Finland EU Office

Martine Elise Farstad

Leader

Martine Elise Farstad

South Norway European Office in Brussels

Aki Ishiwa

Leader

Aki Ishiwa

Emilia Romagna Region - ART-ER Attractiveness Research Territory

Sylwia Skwara

Leader

Sylwia Skwara

Pomorskie Regional EU Office

Blue Growth

The Working Group focuses on the blue economy covering both marine and maritime research and innovation areas with the intention to support members with their regional strategies (S3 and sea basin) in the field. Sustainability and the digital challenges related to the marine and maritime sector are key issues. The group aims to foster participation in present and future European funding programmes and initiatives and to build partnership between members.

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

Blue Growth WG

Blue Growth WG webinar: Mission Healthy Oceans, Seas, Coastal and Inland Waters

Anna Tranberg

The European research and innovation mission area on healthy oceans, seas, coastal and inland waters will be an integral part of Horizon Europe. The suggested title by the Mission Board is “Restore

Blue Growth WG

Webinar: European Partnership on zero-emission waterborne transport

Anna Tranberg

In light of the current COVID-19 concerns, the event will be organised as a webinar. We thank you in advance for your understanding. To register for the webinar, please use the following link. 

WG Events

WG Events

European Maritime Day 2021

The annual European Maritime Day (EMD) conference will this year take place in a hybrid format to discuss and forge joint action on maritime affairs and the sustainable blue economy as usual. 

A blue dimension to the Green Deal: the way towards a sustainable recovery of the blue economy in Europe

DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and SEArica are organising a webinar to engage regional, national and sectorial blue economy stakeholders in the final part of the feedback process for the EC's roadmap on the sustainable blue economy.

BlueInvest Day 2021

The 2021 edition of BlueInvest Day, which aims to boost innovation and investment in sustainable technologies for the blue economy, will take place on 26 January. 

Launch of European Extreme Events Climate Index

The International Foundation Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Human Development (IFAB) in collaboration with the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) and Leithà are presenting the NEW European Extreme Events Climate Index (E3CI). E3CI is a brand new, innovative operational service for weather hazard risk assessment and management. AGENDA 16:00 – Opening IFAB International Foundation Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Human Development Patrizio Bianchi – IFAB Scientific Director Paola Salomoni – Emilia-Romagna Regional Minister Antonio Zoccoli – Big Data…

All-Atlantic Ocean Research Conference

Ocean leaders, policy-makers, youth, researchers, entrepreneurs, academics and civil society will meet virtually to discuss pressing matters in the sector at the first online All-Atlantic Ocean Research Forum.

FIT4FOOD2030 Final Conference - food system transformation

Join the two-day virtual conference to learn about the systems approach to food system transformation and gain practical tools and solutions develop by FIT4FOOD2030 to support responsible research and innovation in food system transformation.

WG Documents

WG Documents

ERRIN input paper on a future EU Algae Strategy

ERRIN's input paper on a potential EU Algae Strategy, highlighting the challenges and opportunities of such a strategy at a regional and local level.

ERRIN input to the future EU Algae Strategy - Draft

A drafting group has prepared a first version of the ERRIN input to the future EU Algae Strategy.

Blue Bioeconomy Forum - Roadmap for the blue bioeconomy

The Blue Bioeconomy Forum was set up in 2018 as a platform for entrepreneurs, researchers, government officials and other stakeholder to further develop the blue bioeconomy.

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

ERRIN input paper on a future EU Algae Strategy

ERRIN has published an input paper on a future EU Algae Strategy, highlighting the challenges and opportunities of such a strategy at a regional and local level. 

Stakeholder consultation launched on a climate neutral, sustainable and productive Blue Economy

As the European Commission prepares to develop the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda of the Blue Economy partnership, a public consultation is now open. 

ERRIN Autumn Annual General Meeting – registration open!

We are happy to invite you to ERRIN’s Autumn Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will take place on 10 December, 14.00-17.00. Even if the AGM takes place on-line, it will include several interactive elements and an occasion to virtually connect with colleagues in the network.

LIFE Programme to receive €280 million investment package

The European Commission has approved an investment package of €280 million from the EU budget to fund more than 120 new LIFE Programme projects.

Management Board elections 2020 – call for nominations launched!

Every year ERRIN holds elections for the Management Board. You can put forward your candidature for this year’s elections until 26 October.

ERRIN-driven project facilitation for the European Green Deal Call

The European Green Deal (EGD) call has spurred a strong interest amongst the ERRIN membership. Gear up for an ERRIN-driven project facilitation process for the European Green Deal Call!

Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

Contribute to potential ERRIN workshop at European Maritime Days 2021

ERRIN's Blue Growth Working Group has the opportunity to organise a workshop at the 2021 edition of European Maritime Day. In order to make this possible, we invite members of the Blue Growth WG to contribute ideas and speakers.

  • By Hilary Webb

ERRIN input paper on a future EU Algae Strategy

ERRIN's input paper on a potential EU Algae Strategy, highlighting the challenges and opportunities of such a strategy at a regional and local level.

  • By Hilary Webb

ERRIN input paper on a future EU Algae Strategy

ERRIN has published an input paper on a future EU Algae Strategy, highlighting the challenges and opportunities of such a strategy at a regional and local level. 

  • By Hilary Webb

Call for Blue Growth Working Group Leader & input on WG activities for 2021

Ahead of finalising its 2021 Annual Work Plan, the Blue Growth Working Group is collecting input on its planned activities and is looking to recruit a new Working Group Leader.

  • By Hilary Webb

Stakeholder consultation launched on a climate neutral, sustainable and productive Blue Economy

As the European Commission prepares to develop the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda of the Blue Economy partnership, a public consultation is now open. 

  • By Hilary Webb

Big Buyers for climate and environment - Public procurement opportunities

The Big Buyers for Climate and Environment Initiative seeks public entities working in health, clean energy, low-carbon construction or intelligent transport for the next phase of collaboration.