Marisa Fernández, the project’s coordinator, presented STAGES in a session on GES  at the recent  (9-7 October) EurOCEAN 2014 science-policy conference, together with presentations by the European Commission DG Research and Innovation, DG Environment, Joint Research Centre and the OSPAR Regional Sea Convention. Both DG R&I and DG Environment spoke highly of the work conducted by STAGES. STAGES also had a stand at the event disseminating all project outputs, led by AquaTT with project partners CETMAR, EurOcean, ICES and the European Marine Board all present.

In a plenary session, Maria Betti (Director, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, EC-JRC) launched the MSFD Competence Centre and the first operational phase was explained by Mark Dowell (EC-JRC) in the GES session. AquaTT’s David Murphy presented on ‘Monitoring, managing and transferring marine knowledge for sustainable Blue Growth’ in a session on ‘Bridging the Gap – linking marine science and policy’.

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STAGES Partners at EurOcean2014 Conference WEB

STAGES project partners and EC representatives at the recent EurOCEAN2014 Conference in Rome, Italy. From Left to Right: Telmo Carvalho (Eurocean & STAGES partner), Anna Cheilari (DG ENVIRONMENT), Ana Teresa Caetano (DG RESEARCH & EC Project Officer for STAGES), Siggi Gruber (DG RESEARCH), Marisa Fernandez (CETMAR & STAGES Coordinator), David Murphy (AquaTT & STAGES Partner), Kate Larkin (European Marine Board & STAGES Partner)





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