Mission Restore our Ocean and Waters Annual Forum

Data - 17/02/2023
9:00 - 17:30

Preliminary Programme

Streaming online: https://icfnext.swoogo.com/missionforum2023/streaming

Paul Ian Rose, Moderator, Explorer, Broadcaster 
9:00 – 9:15 Opening activity

Interactive show related to the ocean and waters

9:15 – 10:00 Welcome & opening: Political engagement to restore the health of our ocean and waters

(Videomessage by) Virginijus Sinkevičius, European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries

Charlina Vitcheva, Director-General, DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission

Pierre KarleskindPresident of the Committee on Fisheries, European Parliament

Statement by Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth 

Signe Ratso, Deputy Director-General, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

Markku MarkkulaMember of the European Committee of the Regions 

10:00 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:15 Mission Restore our Ocean and Waters: The way forward

Kęstutis Sadauskas, Mission Manager and Deputy Director-General, DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission

John Bell, Deputy Mission Manager and Director of Healthy Planet, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

11:15 – 12:00 Joining efforts under the Mission: Restoring marine and freshwater ecosystems and biodiversity

Keynote speaker: Jannica Haldin, Deputy Executive Secretary, HELCOM

Leading by example: actions from the Atlantic-Arctic & Danube lighthouses and beyond

  • Romain Troublé, representative of „Tara Europa Mission – Traversing European Coastlines, TREC“, CEO of Tara Ocean Foundation 
  • Delia Dimitriu, representative of “3D – Danube Delta Decarbonization”, Head of Climate Change & Circular Economy at GEOSTUD, Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development
  • Steven Degraer, project coordinator BLUE4All, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
  • Robert Lichtner, Head of Danube Strategy Point, EU Strategy for the Danube Region
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:15 Joining efforts under the Mission: Preventing and eliminating pollution in our Ocean and waters

Keynote speaker: Jussi Soramäki, Senior Ministerial Advisor, Finnish Prime Minister’s Office 

Leading by example: actions from the Mediterranean Sea lighthouse and beyond 

  • Mario Dogliani, representative of „LIFE4MEDECA – Knowledge center“, President of SDG4MED
  • Alfonso Raiola, representative of „DuWo the smart box for sustainable fishing and aquaculture“, DuWo Marketing Director
  • Uroš Novak, project coordinator of REMEDIES, Kemijski Institut
14:15 – 15:00 Joining efforts under the Mission: For a sustainable, carbon-neutral and circular blue economy

Keynote speaker: Spyros Kouvelis, member of the Mission Board, Mission “Restore our Ocean & Waters”

Leading by example: actions from the Baltic-North Sea lighthouse and beyond 

  • Christian Wunderlich, representative of „Innovation Platform Sustainable Sea and Ocean Solutions ISSS“, Deputy Institute Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS and site manager Smart Ocean Technologies.
  • Ann-Katrien Lescrauwaet, representative of „Simon Stevin Expedition“, Director International Relation at VLIZ
  • Ghada El Serafy, scientific coordinator of ULTFARMS, Deltares
  • Laura Maragna, EU4Algae platform coordinator, EurA Innovation Consultant
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:15 Joining efforts under the Mission: The European Digital Twin Ocean

Keynote speaker: Mauro Facchini, Directorate General for Defence Industry and Space

Vision of the European Digital Twin of the Ocean

  • Pierre Bahurel, EU DTO core infrastructure, CEO of Mercator Ocean International
  • Bente Bye, partner of ILIAD project, founder of BLB consultancy
  • Eoin O’Grady, Irish DTO application, Marine Institute expert
  • David Bassett, user perspective of EU DTO services, General Secretary of EATiP
16:15 – 17:00 Joining efforts under the Mission: The citizens in the heart of the Mission

Keynote speaker: Sheila Heymans, Executive Director of European Marine Board

Panel on citizens voices for restoring our Ocean and Waters

  • Johan Strid, representative of “Racing with Purpose”, Director of Policy and The Ocean Race Summits, The Ocean Race
  • Richard Sempéré, representative of „The Mediterranean, the sea as a future“ CNRS Director of Ocean Sciences Institute, University of Aix- Marseille
  • Philip Ackermann, project coordinator of Plastic Pirates, German Aerospace Center

Quiz: Maëlle Montier, Nausicaá National Sea Centre

17:00 – 17:30 Closing

Pascal Lamy, Chair of the Board, Mission “Restore our Ocean and Waters”

Tonino Picula, Chair of the Intergroup for Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas (SEARICA), European Parliament

Matthias Rust, Head of Maritime Sector, Ministry of Infrastructure, Swedish Presidency

Charlina Vitcheva, Director-General, DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission

17:30 – 18:30                               Networking drinks

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