The Quality Status Report (QSR) 2023 is the most authoritative assessment of the whole North-East Atlantic and reflects the collective work of the 16 Contracting Parties to the OSPAR Convention, scientists, experts and their institutions, and the OSPAR Secretariat. It assesses the status of various components of the North-East Atlantic and examines how conditions have changed since the last QSR in 2010,
The number of wind farms in the North Sea is increasing. Consequently, there is more need for North Sea countries to exchange experiences and knowledge about these wind farms. The knowledge community “North Sea Shipping Group” (NSSG) was created to address this need.
On 8 December 2022, the Commission adopted a set of fisheries conservation measures to strengthen the environmental protection of six Natura 2000 sites and two national marine protected areas (MPAs) in the North Sea.
EMD 2022, the annual EU meeting point on maritime affairs and sustainable blue growth, and the place where ‘Ocean Leaders Meet’, will take place in Ravenna, Italy on 19 & 20 May 2022. As every year, this will not be the only action to celebrate our seas and oceans. EMD In My Country 2022 events will also take place all over Europe from 1 April till 31 October 2022.