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EU Developments 2007. EU Maritime Policy. October 2007. ECASBA. Consultation on EU Maritime Policy. Over 490 submissions received and 230 events held Integrated approach welcomed Enforcement and self-regulation International: both reluctant and willing. October 2007. ECASBA.

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Eu developments 2007

EU Developments 2007

EU Maritime Policy

October 2007

ECASBA


Consultation on eu maritime policy

Consultation on EU Maritime Policy

  • Over 490 submissions received and 230 events held

  • Integrated approach welcomed

  • Enforcement and self-regulation

  • International: both reluctant and willing

October 2007

ECASBA


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Consultation on EU Maritime Policy

October 2007

ECASBA


Objectives eu maritime policy

Objectives EU Maritime Policy

  • maximising the sustainable use of the oceans and seas

  • reaching Europe's full knowledge and innovation potential

  • delivering the highest quality of life in coastal regions

  • increasing Europe's voice on international maritime issues

  • raising the visibility of maritime affairs in Europe

October 2007

ECASBA


Vision for eu maritime policy

Vision for EU Maritime Policy

Overarching:

  • support the formation of multi-sectoral clusters and regional centres of maritime excellence, and promote a European network of maritime clusters by 2010

  • bring forward proposals with a view to creating a Common European Maritime Transport Space namely:

    • on a maritime transport strategy 2008-2018

    • on an initial list of Motorways of the Sea links by 2009

    • on the deployment of e-maritime services

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Vision for EU Maritime Policy-2

  • autumn 2007 start consultation of stakeholders on concept of Common Maritime Space

  • publish a White Paper on Maritime Transport (Strategy)

  • maintain/institutionalise the maritime taskforce

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Vision for EU Maritime Policy-3

Social:

  • work with all concerned to design a system providing young Europeans with better career prospects in the maritime cluster (Action Plan end 2009)

  • review, in close cooperation with social partners, the exclusions of maritime sectors in EU social legislation (2007-08, and social dialogue)

  • contribute to the improvement of working conditions and safety on board ships (idem)

  • lead international initiatives towards mandatory safe staffing requirements on board ships (idem)

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Vision for EU Maritime Policy-4

Seaports:

  • propose a new ports policy, taking account of the multiple roles of ports (October 17th 2007)

  • bring forward proposals to reduce the levels of air pollution in ports

  • examine regulations affecting establishment and operation of tourism and leisure ports and operation of cruise ships, to ensure their sustainable development

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Vision for EU Maritime Policy-5

Environment:

  • make proposals to diminish air pollution caused by ships and consider options for EU legislation to reduce their CO2 emissions (shipping included in emissions trading scheme)

  • make proposals for dismantling obsolete ships in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner (08)

  • push for an Implementing Agreement of UNCLOS on marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction

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Vision for EU Maritime Policy-6

  • work towards successful conclusion of international negotiations on Marine Protected Areas on the high seas (EU Strategy end of 2009)

  • propose pilot actions to reduce the impact of climate change in coastal zones and to assess new policy approaches in this regard (Strategy 2008)

  • propose an enabling regulatory framework for carbon capture and storage, providing environmentally acceptable options for sustainable carbon capture and storage (end 2007)

October 2007

ECASBA


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Vision for EU Maritime Policy-7

Fisheries:

  • take action to ensure that the Common Fisheries Policy reflects the ecosystem-based approach of the Marine Strategy (4th quarter 2007)

  • continue to work for elimination of the practice of discards and of destructive fishing practices (2008)

  • put forward proposals to improve the safety of fishermen at sea (early 2008)

  • propose a framework that will allow fishermen to act as Guardians of the Sea (early 2008)

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Vision for EU Maritime Policy-8

Research and data:

  • propose an EU strategy for marine and maritime research by 2008

  • support the establishment of a broad “European Marine Science Network” by 2009; address strategic cross-cutting maritime issues with appropriate interdisciplinary tools; support research programmes and innovative initiatives to predict and mitigate the effects of climate change on maritime activities and coastal zones

October 2007

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Vision for EU Maritime Policy-9

  • launch joint, cross-cutting calls under the 7th Research Framework Programme on strategic maritime issues

  • establish an EU Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODNET) in order to bring coherence to the current fragmented initiatives that gather scientific data on the seas

October 2007

ECASBA


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Vision for EU Maritime Policy-10

Training:

  • in co-operation with all relevant stakeholders, work towards establishing a Certificate of Maritime Excellence (end 2009)

  • ensure that the qualification for seafarers goes beyond the Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping Convention requirements (end 2009)

October 2007

ECASBA


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Vision for EU Maritime Policy-11

Coastal Zones and Remote Areas:

  • make available an evolving data base on all Community funding available for maritime projects (end of 2008)

  • develop a Roadmap for the improvement of socio-economic data for coastal regions (2009)

  • continue to promote implementation of the Recommendation on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) in accordance with the Commission evaluation of ICZM in Europe of 2007

October 2007

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Vision for EU Maritime Policy-12

  • propose a Community Disaster Prevention Strategy covering inter alia risks to which coastal regions are exposed

  • work to optimise support for maritime projects in coastal regions and islands, under the range of community financing instruments available

  • promote, within the framework of the Communication on the EU's outermost regions, the development of their maritime potential (2008)

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Vision for EU Maritime Policy-13

International dimension:

  • pursue its efforts to give the EU a stronger voice and role in key maritime agreements and organisations, and in relations with the EU’s strategic partners (Assessment 08 & Annual Scoreboard Ratifications)

  • promote cooperation under the European Neighbourhood Policy and the Northern Dimension to cover maritime policy issues and management of shared seas

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Vision for EU Maritime Policy-14

  • in 2008, present a report on strategic issues for the EU relating to the Arctic Ocean

  • support Maritime Policy and Law of the Sea capacity building in developing countries

  • make proposals to reinforce action against IUU (Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported) fisheries worldwide (ongoing)

  • urge Member State ratification of international conventions in maritime affairs

October 2007

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Vision for EU Maritime Policy-15

Maritime heritage and public image:

  • Propose to celebrate a European Maritime Day (and Week) from 2008

  • take the lead in producing a European Atlas of the Seas (2009)

  • promote links between maritime heritage organisations, museums and aquaria, including awards for best projects, and seek to create links between these organisations and coastal tourism (2008)

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Vision for EU Maritime Policy-16

  • support development of projects that enhance knowledge and visibility of Europe's maritime heritage, contributing to improving the image of maritime sectors and seafaring professions;

  • examine barriers which currently inhibit the preservation and operation of traditional ships (2008)

  • publish on website events (ongoing & continue)

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Vision for EU Maritime Policy-17

Maritime governance:

  • dialogue with other EU institutions and Member States on co-ordination mechanisms to apply the integrated approach to maritime affairs (2008)

  • propose guidelines for the development of the Member States' integrated maritime policies by 2008

  • Publish annual progress report on maritime policy from 2009 (2010) and organise annual stakeholders' conference on development of maritime affairs in Europe

October 2007

ECASBA


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Vision for EU Maritime Policy-18

Data Management:

  • develop by 2008 a Road Map for the establishment of a European Marine Observation and Data Network that will facilitate access to high quality, mutually compatible data through a common gateway (research and data)

  • propose a roadmap for the multi-dimensional mapping of Member States' coastal waters by 2009 (maritime heritage)

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Vision for EU Maritime Policy-19

Subsidiarity

Integrated Coastal Zone Management:

  • propose a roadmap to facilitate the development of maritime spatial planning by Member States (2009);

  • study the extent to which maritime activities in the same sea area, can be made compatible and/or mutually supportive (2008);

  • set up a system for exchange of best practice among authorities engaged in maritime spatial planning and ICZM (2008)

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Vision for EU Maritime Policy-20

Surveillance:Subsidiarity

  • propose steps towards a more integrated surveillance system to bring together existing monitoring and tracking systems used for maritime safety and security, protection of marine environ-ment, fisheries control & law enforcement (2/2008);

  • facilitate a platform for information sharing and for enhanced cooperation among the Member States' coastguards and appropriate agencies;

  • work with Member States to determine how naval assets could feature in this effort (exit coastguard!)

October 2007

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Vision for EU Maritime Policy-21

Context:

  • COMM will propose January 2008 Communication on a European Border Surveillance System

October 2007

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