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Blue Book for Maritime Policy A new Vision and Action Plan for an integrated approach to EU Maritime Policy

Maritime Policy Task Force

European Commission

http://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs


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Why an EU Maritime Policy ?

How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean

Attributed to Arthur C. Clarke


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1300 million cubic kilometres of water,but also

A rich source of life, food, energy, medicine

A precious natural environment

The world’s climate regulator

A source for discovery, research

A place for transport, travel and trade

A source of income for five million Europeans


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Strategic objectives for the Commission

In its strategic objectives for 2005-2009, the Commission declared

”the particular need for an all-embracing maritime policy aimed a developing a thriving maritime economy, in an environmentally sustainable manner. Such a policy should be supported by excellence in marine scientific research, technology and innovation”


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A thriving maritime industry

European share in maritime sectors

Source: Irish Marine Institute


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Growth opportunities for maritime sectors

  • Sectors with a growth perspective of > 10% (2005-2009)

Source data: Irish Marine Institute


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Jobs in sea-related sectors

5 million

maritime

jobs

Source

ECOTEC2006


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Seabed without protection

Seabed in a protected area

Threats to the Marine Environment

Land-based pollution

Oil spills

Disposal of waste

Air pollution

IUU-fisheries

Introduction of alien species


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Coordination

Issues

Competitiveness

Jobs

Skills

Research

Safety

Observation anddata collection

Marineresources

Spatialplanning

Environment


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The consultation

EU institutions, Member States, coastal regions, maritime industries and services, NGOs, citizens:

  • Organised some 230 events

  • Submitted almost 500 responses

The Green Paper on Maritime Policy

The Green Paper

59 questions for a future vision to protect the oceans and seas


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A vision for the oceans and seas

Goals

  • Maximising the sustainable use of the oceans and seas

  • Building a knowledge and innovation base

  • Delivering the highest quality of life in coastal regions

  • Promoting Europe’s leadership in international affairs

  • Raising the visibility of Maritime Europe


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  • Applying the integrated approach

  • Integrated preparation of policy proposals

  • Regulatory obstacles

  • Collective learning

  • Dialogue with stakeholders

  • Guidelines to MS for national integrated policy

Projects

European Marine Observation and Data network

Roadmap for spatial planning at sea in MS

More interoperability in maritime surveillance

Maritime governance and tools


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What’s further on the Maritime Agenda

Some examples

  • European Maritime Transport Space

  • European Strategy for Maritime Research

  • Strategy to mitigate the effects of climate change in coastal regions

  • Reduction of CO2 emissions and pollution by shipping

  • Elimination of pirate fishing and destructive high seas bottom trawling

  • A European network of maritime clusters

  • A review of EU labour law issues for shipping and fisheries


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May 2008

May 2009

End 2007

Maritime Conference

Council

First progress report

Some key dates ahead

Blue Book to launch an EU Maritime Policy

10.10.2007


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More information

Maritime Policy Task Force

The European CommissionDirectorate-General for Fisheries and Maritime AffairsJ-99 07/12B-1049 BrusselsBelgium

http://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs


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Thank you

http://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs


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