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The 2018 annual economic report on blue economy imgPrepared by the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (European Commission) jointly with the Joint Research Centre, in April 2018

This first Annual Economic Report of the EU Blue Economy intends to measure the trends, performance and progress of the Blue Economy in Europe.

It looks into the established maritime sectors (living resources; marine extraction and oil & gas; ports, warehousing and water projects; shipbuilding & repair; coastal tourism) but also at some emerging innovative sectors (marine renewable energy; blue bioeconomy; desalination; deep-seabed mining; coastal and environmental protection).

 

Friday, 08 June 2018 12:08

Ocean literacy

Ocean literacy study imgBest practices and user stories - Study

Prepared by the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (European Commission) in April 2018

This compendium regroups initiatives in Europe that help developing the skills of maritime professionals and making them fit for the diverse needs of an evolving maritime economy. More particularlyd, the intiatives have the objective to increase ocean knowledge.

Lifelong learning study imgBest practices and user stories

Prepared by the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (European Commission) in April 2018

This compendium regroups initiatives in Europe that help developing the skills of maritime professionals and making them fit for the diverse needs of an evolving maritime economy. More particularly, the initiatives focus on digitalization and globalization and the new opportunities and unforeseen challenges this technology brought upon the sector.

Education and business study imgBest practices and user stories - Study

Prepared by the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (European Commission) in April 2018

This compendium regroups initiatives in Europe that help developing the skills of maritime professionals and making them fit for the diverse needs of an evolving maritime economy. More particularly, it looks at the link between education and industry in the maritime economy, sectors in constant evolution.

 

 

Competitiveness study imgPrepared for the European Commission, in November 2016

After the Communication from the European Commission, A European Strategy for more Growth and Jobs in Coastal and Maritime Tourism, that underlined the importance of coastal and maritime tourism, especially for employment for the whole economy, the Directorate General Entreprise and Industry ordered this study to assess the overall competitiveness of the recreational boating sector.

The study identifies the main factors influencing the competitive performance of the EU recreational boating industry and provides policy recommendations on how the competitiveness of this sector in Europe could be improved. Several aspects are researched:

  • Analysis of the demand for recreational boating in Europe
  • Analysis of the boat manufacturing sector
  • Analysis of the services sector
  • Scenarios and recommendations to improve the EU’s growth and employment strategy

Business development assessment imgPrepared for the European Commission, in November 2016

The objective of this study was to provide the European Commission with evidence to inform decisions about the development of EU policy on issues relevant to nautical tourism. The specific objectives were to, for a predefined set of nautical tourism topics:

  • Explore and identify problems affecting the market performance;
  • Identify policy options and an elaborated short list of options that address the causes of these problems; and
  • Analyse the expected impacts of the short-list of policy options

MPA report imgPublished in October 2015

The Marine Strategy Framework Directive requires Member States to adopt Programmes of Measures to achieve good environmental status in their marine waters by 2020.

The Programmes of Measures shall include spatial protection measures contributing to coherent and representative networks of marine protected areas (MPAs). This is the report on the progress in establishing marine protected areas

Nautical activities and environment study imgCommissioned by the European Confederation of Nautical Industries, ECNI. June 2009

This study is structured in order to follow the life-cycle approach of a boat, and identify its environmental impact from its conception and manufacturing stage, through its useful life and related operations, and concluding with its disposal at the end of life of the boat.

COM 2014 EU strategy on growthCommunication published in February 2014

Following the Commission's 2010 Communication announcing a strategy for sustainable coastaland maritime tourism, this Communication from 2014 proposes joint responses to the multiple challenges, with a view to capitalise on Europe's strengths and enabling it to substantially contribute to the Europe 2020 objectives for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

Directive 2013 53 EC on RCDWhat does the directive do?

  • It updates legislation covering the design and manufacture of motor and sailing craft.
  • It seeks to ensure that, by complying with the same standards, there is fair competition for these products in the EU market.
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 13:36

Directive 2011/83/EU on consumer rights

Directive 2011 83 EC on consumer rightsWhat is the aim of this directive?

  • It seeks to increase consumer protection by harmonising several key aspects of national legislation on contracts between customers and sellers.
  • It encourages trade between EU countries, particularly for consumers buying online.

Directive 2008 56 EC on MSFDAlso known as Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD)

What is the aim of the directive?

  • It establishes a common approach and objectives for the prevention, protection and conservation of the marine environment against damaging human activities
  • It requires EU countries to develop strategies to achieve ‘good environmental status’ by 2020
  • It emphasises the need for EU countries to cooperate with their neighbours in the marine regions
  • It recognises the importance of spatial protection measures for the marine environment

 

 

Directive 2000 60 EC on waterAlso known as EU Water Directive

What is the aim of the directive?

  • It sets out rules to halt deterioration in the status of EU water bodies and achieve ‘good status’ for Europe's rivers, lakes and groundwater by 2015.
  • Specifically, this includes: protecting all forms of water; restoring the ecosystems in and around these bodies of water; reducing pollution in water bodies; guaranteeing sustainable water usage by individuals and businesses.

Directive 2000 59 EC on port waste facilitiesWhat does the directive do?

  • It enhances the availability and use of port reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues.
  • It also sets out a regime of enforcement, including a system for inspections and for the exchange of information.

 

The directive is currently under the process of being revised.

Read the current proposal for a Directive on port reception facilities for the delivery of waste from ships, COM/2018/033 final