Blue Talks

Blue Talks is a series of short on-line events focused on the topic of a blue economy organised by the SEA-EU. Talks are delivered in the form of a one-hour webinar where an expert in the topic presents the state of play in the specific field and participants are invited to contribute with questions and comments for the Q&A session.

Next Blue Talk

Operational Oceanography for Blue Growth, Prof. Aldo Drago, University of Malta 21st/1/2021

Register here

Previous Blue Talks

Experience of the Blue Mediterranean Implementation Plan – Margherita Cappelletto, BlueMed

12/11/2020 @ 13:00


Recognizing the complexity of the governance of the Mediterranean basin, exposed to critical environmental threats among other stressors, the talk addresses the BlueMed Initiative, a cooperation framework to develop a sustainable blue economy in the area. It focuses on the key research and innovation priorities for blue jobs and growth, underlying the collaborative process that led to their identification and will lead to their implementation.

The Blue bioeconomy – experiences from the Baltic Sea Region – Angela Schultz-Zehden, Managing Director @SUBMARINER Network

15/10/2020 @ 13:00


Angela Schultz-Zehden from Submariner Network will share experiences and lessons learnt on implementing the blue bioeconomy solutions in the Baltic Sea Region.

Recovery of tourism and how COVID-19 is affecting tourist/consumer preferences –Anabela Marques Santos and Karel Haegeman, EC Joint Research Centre

14/12/2020 @ 14.00


Anabela Marques Santos and Karel Haegeman from JRC will discuss on how Covid-19 effected tourism

Upcoming Blue Talks

  • Potential for (Blue) Growth, Hanna Łądkowska, University of Gdansk 02/2021 (TBC)
  • Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “one Planet One Ocean: From Science to Solutions, Dr. Avan Antia, University of Kiel 03/2021 (TBC)
  • Competitiveness of the Port Logistics Chain, Dr. María del Mar Cerbán, University of Cadiz – to be announced
  • Present and future challenges in the development of hybrid platforms for the exploitation of marine renewable energies and aquaculture, Pedro Mayorga Rubio, ENEROCEAN- to be announced

If you are unable to attend some of the talks you can