International North Sea Days, 4 and 5 October, Egmond aan Zee

31.08.2012 10:45 Age: 6 years
Category: Internationaal, General
By: Noordzeedagen

Every year in The Netherlands, the ‘North Sea Days’ are organised. This is a platform where scientists, policymakers and industry interested in the North Sea meet.

North Sea Days 2012

This year, the North Sea Days will be held on 4 and 5 October in Hotel Zuiderduin, Egmond aan Zee, a hotel with a view of our working area: The North Sea.
For the first time this year, the North Sea Days will have an international character.
After all, several countries border the North Sea and the research issues are not confined to The Netherlands. Sharing knowledge about the North Sea with others beyond our own borders is our main goal for this event.
So this year, there will be speakers from The Netherlands and neighbouring countries. Therefore the second of the North Sea Days will be in English.

The sub-themes for the 2012 programme are:

EU directives from a Dutch perspective
Environmental directives drafted in Brussels have an impact on Dutch environmental policy. . The European line requires us to harmonise Dutch policy for the North Sea with the policies of neighbouring countries. What are the implications for research? What do we need to know?

Monitoring and data management
Monitoring and data management are important in our information-filled world. It is becoming vital, certainly in economic terms, to establish sound links between the questions that governmental authorities need to answer and opportunities for knowledge development. How can we use the latest scientific developments in monitoring programmes?

Building with Nature
Building with Nature is a concept that can be used not only for the North Sea but also internationally. Within this sub-theme, we look at projects that have a good chance of being applied internationally..

Marine spatial planning
The North Sea is used more and more intensively, not only for fishing and recreation, but also for generating renewable energy in offshore wind farms. These wind farms can also be used for other purposes such as sea farms. Marine spatial planning is therefore becoming increasingly important to make the best possible use of the limited space.

EU directives from an international perspective
European environmental policy gives rise to research issues, not only for The Netherlands, but also for our neighbouring countries. The presentations deal with various EU and Interreg projects. The Dutch research institutes are working together with their EU colleagues, who are also given a platform on this theme. The focus is on the role of scientific research. How does this research answer the questions being posed by the EU?

The organisation this year will be managed by Deltares, Imares Wageningen UR and the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research.

Costs for participating will be 225 euro. More information on how to pay this fee will be given after registration.