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 Blue Growth Working Group is focused on providing support to R&I regional strategies and priorities on blue growth. The working group aims to foster participation in EU initiatives and programmes, taking into account S3, KET and sea basin strategies. 

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Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

Bioeconomy WG

Future prospects of algae cultivation for a greener and more sustainable society

Anna Tranberg

Algae – being a rich source of proteins, antioxidants, and oils – is becoming increasingly interesting as a sustainable raw material in food, feed, nutrition supplements as well as bioplastics and

Blue growth

Blue Growth WG - Innovative solutions to prevent marine litter

Anonymous

Innovative solutions to prevent marine litter The Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) requires EU Member States to ensure that, by 2020, "properties and quantities of marine litter do not

WG Events

WG Events

Policy for the future Arctic – the importance of research

The future of the Arctic is characterised by major challenges connected to the big changes in the climate and environment, but also great possibilities. A sustainable development in the Arctic will require international collaboration. Decisions need to be made on a solid knowledge base as pointed out both in the EU's and Norway's white papers for the Arctic. This seminar will provide you with overviews of both the EU's and Norway's policy priorities for the Arctic. Furthermore, the seminar gives you the opportunity to be updated on the newest Norwegian research strategies for the Arctic…

Blue Growth WG - Blue Bioeconomy Forum

In October 2018 the European Commission launched the Blue Bioeconomy Forum as a new tool to boost the blue bioeconomy in Europe. One of the objectives of the BBF is to develop a roadmap where they will “collectively identify strategic developments, market opportunities, appropriate financial assistance, regulatory actions and research priorities to advance the blue bioeconomy in Europe”. The roadmap will more specifically identify the needs of the sector both when it comes to regulation and research as well as financial assistance and product needs. It will also pinpoint current bottlenecks…

Blue Growth WG - LeaderSHIP strategy

Please note the change of time for the meeting - we are now meeting in the afternoon with a 14.00 start.  Welcome to the first Blue Growth WG meeting of the year!  This meeting will look at the state of play and future thinking regarding skills and innovation in the maritime sector with a particular focus on the move from the LeaderSHIP 2020 strategy to the LeaderSHIP 2030 strategy. We are happy to confirm that we will have DG GROW present to discuss the development of the new LeaderSHIP 2030 strategy with us, as well as CPMR who will share their position on the strategy.  There will also be…

Offshore renewable energy: emerging opportunities for the offshore industry

Dear Madame/Sir, ASTER, the Consortium for innovation and technology transfer of Emilia-Romagna, invites you to the Workshop “Offshore renewable energy: emerging opportunities for the offshore industry” on innovative solutions on anticorrosion for marine renewables identified in the project NeSSIE: further information is available here.   The workshop is organised in the framework of the Offshore Mediterranean conference OMC 2019. The event is free of charge, but registration is required: http://bit.ly/nessieOMC In the framework of OMC, you are also kindly invited to the BROKERAGE event OMC…

Academia for the Ocean: How Academia is preparing the future workforce for Blue Growth worldwide

MEP José Inácio FARIA (EPP) will host the conference to discuss how Academia and Research & Innovation allied with cooperation with coastal cities, can improve effectiveness in terms of resources management. In view of the Blue Growth strategy,  views will be exchanged on how to better support sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sectors as a whole. Representatives from the World Maritime University, the University of Azores, Nord University and the Arctic University of Norway will be present to foster a fruitful debate on the topic. Please register here.  

Scrubber Observatory Platform - Workshop on sustainable shipping technology to reduce air emissions from ships

The project partners of the EU-funded project Scrubbers: Closing the loop together with Region Västra Götaland have the pleasure to invite you to a workshop where we will discuss the technical and regulatory dimensions of scrubber technology in reducing air emissions and meeting EU and IMO regulations. We wish to take the opportunity to share experiences and results of the project, followed by a broader discussion on scrubbers from different points of view (regulators, shipyards, owners/operators, research institutes). To register, please email stena@ads-insight.com or telephone +32 (0) 2 609…

Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

Seminar on the future of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) in the North Sea Region

This seminar will highlight the regional efforts around the North Sea to ensure a swift implementation of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T).

  • By Anonymous

#BlueInvest2018

#BlueInvest2018 is a matchmaking event, organised by the European Commission, that brings together innovators and the financial community to boost the economic potential of the ocean while protecting its marine resources. But how to take advantage of this potential?

  • By Anonymous

Blue Growth WG - Blue Bioeconomy Forum

In October 2018 the European Commission launched the Blue Bioeconomy Forum as a new tool to boost the blue bioeconomy in Europe. One of the objectives of the BBF is to develop a roadmap where they will “collectively identify strategic developments, market opportunities, appropriate financial assistance, regulatory actions and research priorities to advance the blue bioeconomy in Europe”.

  • By Anna Tranberg

All-Atlantic Ocean Research Forum

Hosted by the European Commission, the All-Atlantic Ocean Research Forum will build on the cooperation towards an All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance. The Forum, which is part of the international dimension of the updated EU Atlantic Maritime Strategy, will also be the occasion to launch the All-Atlantic Ocean Youth Ambassadors Forum.

  • By Anonymous

Blue growth - future perspectives for smart specialisation

The event showcases the opportunities and strengths as well as the territorial challenges within the blue economy, through the voices of industry representatives, the public sector and policy-makers. This session of the European Week of Regions and Cities 2018 is organised by Advanced regions for blue growth, a partnership composed by Niedersachsen (DE), Groningen (NL), and ERRIN Members South Nor

  • By Hilary Webb

Periscope Forum 2019

The Periscope partnership is soon to host the Periscope Forum 2019 in Brussels. The event invites international stakeholders to come and discuss how the North Sea Region can become a global leader in the blue economy. With a special focus on EU programming towards 2030 the event will run from 09:00 and close with a networking lunch.