SponGES at 33rd FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI)

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The 33rd session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI) meets this week in Rome, Italy. A record number of participants (760 in total) will discuss major international fisheries and aquaculture issues including IUU fishing, aquatic genetic resources, and climate … Read More

SponGES, MERCES and Atlas – together at the World Conference on Marine Biodiversity 2018

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The three European “sister projects” SponGES, MERCES and Atlas joined forces to bring collaborative research funded under the Galway Statement agenda to the global stage of marine biodiversity. The projects participated together in the World Conference on Marine Biodiversity (Montreal, … Read More

SponGES at the Blue Economy Research & Industry Dialogue Workshop

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Our team member Tiago Henriques da Silva (3B’s – UMINHO) represented project SponGES at the “Blue Economy Research & Industry Dialogue Workshop“, organised by the Blue Tech Cluster Alliance back to back with the Oceanology International conference 2018 (in London). … Read More

Bridging the gap – Scientists, policy makers and stakeholders meet to talk about deep-sea sponges

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  Last week, on September 20th, SponGES held its second science-policy panel, at the premises of the Directorate-General for Environment (DG ENV). The event, organized by FAO in the scope of SponGES’ activities, was held just ahead of the meeting … Read More

A New Era of Blue Enlightenment

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The three-day High-Level Ministerial and Scientific Event A New Era of Blue Enlightenment ends today after the landmark signature of the Statement on Atlantic Research and Innovation Cooperation (Thursday 13th July, at Bélem Tower – Lisbon, Portugal), launching the South … Read More

Four years of a shared vision for a shared Atlantic Ocean

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Four years ago, on this day (24th May 2013), representatives of the European Union, United Stated of America and Canada signed the Galway Statement on Atlantic Ocean Cooperation thereby launching a Transatlantic Ocean Research Alliance, aimed at advancing our knowledge … Read More

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