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Towards a future maritime policy for the union

Towards a future Maritime Policy for the Union:

A European vision for the oceans and seas

Haitze SiemersMaritime Policy Task Force

29 October 2014

http://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs


Strategic objectives for the commission 2005 2009

Strategic Objectives for the Commission 2005-2009

  • ”need for an all-embracing maritime policy aimed at

  • 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”


International trends

International Trends

“the problems of ocean space are closely inter-related and need to be considered as a whole”

The Preamble to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 1982

“Ensuring the sustainable development of the oceans requires effective coordination and cooperation”

2002 Johannesburg Plan of Implementation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development

Several countries, including Australia, Canada, and more recently the USA, have been developing new integrated ocean policies.


Basic truths

Basic Truths

90%

of EU external trade and

40%

of internal trade

are shipped through seaports.

50%

of EU population lives less than

50 km

from the sea.

60%

of EU tourists chose the coast as holiday destination.

3-5 % of GDP

is generated by maritime activities.


A maritime policy for the eu

What?

  • The Green Paper:

  • aims to launch a debate about a future Maritime policy for the EU

  • treat the oceans in a holistic way.

A Maritime Policy for the EU

How?

  • build upon existing EU policies

  • strike the right balance between the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.


Issues and coordination

Issues and Coordination

Competitiveness

EmploymentSkills

RTD

SafetySecurity

ObservationData collection

Coordination

MarineResources

ICZM

Marine Environment


A steering group for maritime policy

A Steering Group for Maritime Policy

Maritime Policy Commissioners’ Steering Group


Organisation

Organisation

Steering Group of 10 Commissioners

Chaired by Joe Borg

Member

State

Experts

Group

Interservice

Group

Stakeholders – Member States, European Parliament, Regions, Industry, NGOs, …

MPTF

Organisation

Analysis

Drafting

Report to Council and Parliament


Green paper themes

Green Paper - Themes

  • A thriving maritime economy

  • Life in coastal areas

  • The tools to manage relations with the oceans

  • Maritime governance

  • Maritime heritage


Towards a future maritime policy for the union

A thriving maritime economy

European share in maritime sectors

Source: Irish Marine Institute


Towards a future maritime policy for the union

Jobs in sea-related sectors

5 million

maritime

jobs

Source

ECOTEC2006


Towards a future maritime policy for the union

Share of employment

Shareof employment, excluding coastal tourism

Source

ECOTEC2006


A thriving maritime industry

A thriving Maritime Industry

Assets

  • Healthy oceans: a clean environment and biodiversity

  • Exploiting RTD and innovation

  • Maritime jobs/working conditions

  • Clustering

  • A favourable regulatory environment, based on stakeholders’ concerns


Life in coastal areas

Life in Coastal Areas

  • The attractiveness of coastal areas

  • Adapting to coastal risks

  • Developing coastal tourism

  • Managing the land-sea interface


The tools to manage relations with the oceans

The tools to manage relations with the oceans

  • Data at the service ofmultiple activities

  • Spatial Planning

  • A favourable regulatory environment, based on stakeholders’ concerns


Maritime governance 1

Maritime Governance: 1

  • Listening to stakeholders

  • Bringing about a change in the way we deal with the oceans

  • Overcoming excessive specialisation

  • Taking account of what exists

  • Achieving joined up government


Maritime governance 2

Maritime Governance: 2

  • A more holistic approach at EU level?

  • Regional aspects

  • Offshore activities of Governments

  • The role of the EU in the world

  • Working with our neighbours


Maritime heritage

Maritime Heritage

  • Understanding the importance of Oceans and Seas for human life

  • Realise the contribution of maritime activities to economy and well-being

  • Goal:

  • Ownership and Stewardship

  • of Oceans, Seas and Coasts


A policy combining

The lessons of the past

And the promise of the future

A Policy Combining


Consultation

Consultation

Adoption of Green Paper

Start of consultation

End of Consultation

Commission

report

End 2007

07.06.2006

07.06.2007

Input

Green Paper

Background Promotion material

Discussion

Stakeholder Events

Workshops

Web-based consultation

Output

Commission conclusions on the way ahead


Our website http ec europa eu maritimeaffairs

Our Website: http://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs


More information input

More information? Input?

Maritime Policy Task Force

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

[email protected]


Thank you for your attention

Thank you for your attention

http://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs


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