European Maritime Day 2017
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    Lighthouse Centre for the Arts, 21 Kingland Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 1UG

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Held for the first time in 2008, European Maritime Day (EMD) is a prestigious event hosted by a different country each year. The 2017 event will be held in Poole, Dorset.

The conference is the heart of the project, bringing together around 1,000 industry leaders and policy makers including ministers, EU Commissioners, MPs and MEPs, academics, scientists and maritime experts. 

This year, the conference title will be 'Future of our Seas' with the following themes to be debated: 

  • Innovation and growth
  • People and skills
  • Safety and security
  • Sustainability and governance. 

Plymouth University's Marine Institute will be participating in the matchmaking event on Friday as part of the networking session by participants.

About the Marine Institute

Representing 3,000 staff, researchers and students, the Marine Institute is the first and largest such institute in the UK. We provide the external portal to our extensive pool of world-leading experts and state-of-the-art facilities, enabling us to understand the relationship between the way we live, the seas that surround us and the development of sustainable policy solutions.

Our themes are:

  • Coastal and ocean science
  • Engineering for the marine environment
  • Marine biology, ecology and conservation
  • Marine biogeochemistry
  • Marine geosciences
  • Coastal geography and marine policy
  • Shipping and maritime business
  • Marine culture.


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