EuropaBON is a recently started H2020 project, which will work in the next 3 years to design an EU-wide framework for monitoring biodiversity and will work with stakeholders to identify user and policy needs for biodiversity monitoring.
EuropaBON members can actively contribute to stakeholder workshops organised by the project and will be invited to provide inputs to the network design so that is has a broad ownership across the EU. WOC encourages all parties (individuals or organizations) with an interest in biodiversity to become a EuropaBON member by registering here. You may find out more details about the EuropaBON membership in the invitation letter.
On 26-28 May, the project will also organise its first stakeholder even to which members will be invited as well. This workshop will facilitate knowledge exchange, identifying specific user and policy needs for biodiversity monitoring, with the ultimate goal to increase the use of biodiversity monitoring data for informing, implementing and evaluating EU environmental policies. The workshop will be a fully virtual event open to all who are interested in participating.
The registration is open and can be accessed here. Please note that the deadline for registration to the workshop is the 21st of May. You will find further information on the workshop, including its full agenda, on this same page


Global Blue Finance Summit (BlueFIN ‘21) – Dates to be determined

Recent and Upcoming WOC Outreach and Engagement

18-19 May, Online event
Summit4Oceans – Blue Economy: An Opportunity for Sustainability and Economic Growth
(Partner, Plenary Speaker)
18-21 May, Online event
Ocean Visions Summit (Ocean Visions Partner)
21 May, Online event
European Maritime Days: Special BlueInvest Workshop “Sustainable Blue Finance (Panellist)
25 May, Online event
ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit: “The Blue Economy: An Ocean Full of Energy and Climate Opportunities (Plenary Session Moderator)

World Ocean Council (WOC) – The Global Blue Economy Business Organization

The WOC is the international, cross-sectoral alliance for private sector leadership, collaboration and action on ocean sustainability, stewardship and science. Companies from a range of industries worldwide are distinguishing themselves as leaders in “Corporate Ocean Responsibility”, including: shipping, oil and gas, tourism, fisheries, aquaculture, mining, renewable energy, ocean technology and investment.
WOC Members are listed here, a part of the WOC Network of 35,000+ ocean industry stakeholders around the world. The WOC is a registered not-for-profit organization in the US, UK and France.

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