Thursday looked at investing in our oceans to ensure that they stay healthy and productive for future generations. Participants across Europe explored the potential of our oceans – if used responsibly – to create sustainable growth and bring prosperity in decades to come.
The day began with several morning events. The first Seanergy Convention took place in Biarritz, France where marine renewable energy professionals came together to discuss the latest developments in this rapidly growing sector. At the same time, EU Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella spoke about the importance of valuing natural resources, at the European Business Summit in Brussels.
All week, people have been showing how they care for the environment they live in by taking part in activities in the Eurotas region of Greece, which included a beach clean-up and workshop on protecting our oceans today.
In the afternoon, a webinar on how to access EU financing for sustainable ocean projects (so-called blue projects) helped spread the word on the many funding opportunities available.
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