• Commission publishes first annual EU report on CO2 emissions from maritime transport

    27 May 2020 Communication team

    This article was first published here on 25 May on DG CLIMA’s website.  The European Commission has published the first annual report on CO2emissions from maritime transport. The report analyses the CO2emissions and energy efficiency information of all the ships over 5,000 gross tonnage, which performed maritime transport activities related to the European Economic Area […]

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  • Covid-19: European Commission approves €20 million Portuguese credit line scheme to support fishery and aquaculture sectors

    11 May 2020 National Hub Portugal

    The European Commission has approved a Portuguese scheme to support the Portuguese fishery and aquaculture sector, through the provision of loans worth up to €20 million at subsidised interest rates to small and medium-sized enterprises struggling with the Covid-19 Pandemic effects. This credit line scheme will help these companies cover their immediate liquidity needs and […]

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  • Routine monitoring of Mediterranean boats and marinas could help protect ecosystems from invasive alien species

    Communication team

    This article was first published in the Science for Environment Policy biweekly News Alert. It is fully available here. A survey of over 600 private boats docked in marinas throughout the Mediterranean showed that 71% are carrying non-indigenous species. In certain cases, non-indigenous species can become ‘invasive’ and have enormous and long-lasting impacts on ecosystems. […]

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  • WestMED : Towards a Maritime Innovation Technologies Platform

    7 May 2020 Communication team

    WestMED organized on the 16 April a Hackathon dedicated to Maritime Innovation Technologies Platform.   Technological Innovations for an improved management of the sea Technological innovations have emerged through time in relation to high-techs and digitalization (e.g. smart devices, robotics, informational computing, big data, marine “internet of things- IoT”, machine learning, artificial intelligence, machine-to-machine interaction). […]

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  • Questionnaire: Addressing the Covid-19 impact in Mediterranean MPAs

    4 May 2020 Communication team

    Source: MedPAN newsletter   The coronavirus outbreak is causing an unprecedented global health emergency and a global economic slowdown. Across the globe, MPA communities are sharing challenges and approaches on how to address the virus impact on MPA planning and management. We would like you to share your approaches with the MedPAN network so that […]

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