Following the outcome of the UK’s referendum on its membership of the EU, there will now be a period of uncertainty and it’s likely to be some time before we fully understand what this means for marine policy. In the meantime, it’s vitally important that we continue to work together across boundaries and sectors to [...]
Successful workshop in Paris
May was a very busy month for us! We were in Paris for our second multi-national workshop and I’m pleased to say that it was a great success. Initial feedback from delegates described the event as informative, engaging, interactive, and participative. Highlights for many were the panel session with representatives from French, Irish and UK [...]
Initiatives to support sustainable seas
As some of you will know, we set up five task groups back in November 2014 to work on initiatives that had been suggested and developed by stakeholders at our workshops. We had lots of interest from stakeholders to get involved – demonstrating the appetite to want to take more of an active role in [...]
UK consultation on the MSFD
The UK government has opened a consultation on its Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) Programme of Measures. The Programme of Measures is a key step in the MSFD cycle. Let’s remind ourselves of the cycle again… Step 1: each member state must carry out an assessment of their seas and set targets and indicators under [...]
What lies in the future for Dublin Bay?
Through our project partner the Eastern and Midland Regional Assembly, we will be developing a framework to ensure Dublin Bay is managed in a sustainable way. Obviously, getting people that use the Bay, whether for work or leisure (or both!) involved in developing the framework is hugely important for producing a framework that gets the [...]
Save the date for our next workshop!
Save the date for our multi-national workshop in Paris – Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 May 2015 Coming up in May next year is our second multi-national workshop, bringing together people from France, Ireland and UK to collaborate. We are just over half way through the project and some great ideas and outputs have already [...]
Happy Christmas and Save the Date!
Happy Christmas from the Celtic Seas Partnership team and we look forward to continuing to work with you in the New Year! In the meantime, save the date for our Paris workshop – Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 May 2015 Coming up in May next year is our second multi-national workshop, bringing together people from [...]
Blue Growth in Europe
Is Blue Growth compatible with achieving Good Environmental Status? The ‘Blue Economy’ or ‘Blue Growth’ is a term that everyone seems to be talking about in the marine world. It refers to the sustainable economic development of the oceans and has established itself as a popular policy concept, especially in the Small Island Developing States [...]
A closer look at our project partner SeaWeb Europe
SeaWeb Europe is an environmental organisation based in Paris working to protect marine ecosystems and fishery resources. Their mission is to create opportunities for change and bring about sustainability in marine sectors. SeaWeb envisions a world where all stakeholders take responsibility and collaborate to create a healthy, thriving ocean. A key challenge to achieving this [...]
Understanding the EU Marine Directive
Our project is supporting the delivery of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) by drawing together people from across the Celtic Seas to set up collaborative and innovative approaches to managing their marine environment. It is working to put the people that use the sea at the heart of management and offer them the opportunity [...]