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

Children’s University Kiel – Sponges and microorganisms, pioneers of evolution

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SponGES researchers Ute Hentschel Humeida along with her team (Beate Slaby, Sabrina Jung, GEOMAR) gave a beautiful lecture on “Sponges and microorganisms, pioneers of evolution” as a Children’s University Event held in Kiel on January 11th, 2017. The lecture, part … Read More

Project SponGES meets stakeholders

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Representatives from the oil and gas industry, environmental– and fisheries directorates as well as research institutes are gathered in Oslo for the annual Forum for offshore environmental monitoring, a meeting organized by Norwegian Oil and Gas and the Norwegian Environment … Read More

Let’s talk about… SponGES!

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It has been an intense period for the SponGES’ team. Besides a summer of research cruises, the EU project has been actively engaged in many events, conferences and international meetings. Some examples? Andrew Davies (Bangor University) has introduced the project in … Read More

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