08 Apr 2019

Sea Basin Cooperation Workshop

Five regional seas join forces to follow up from the successful cross-regional cooperation workshop held at EMD 2018. We set out to take next steps necessary for coordinated and proactive cross-basin cooperation in research and innovation to ensure the long-term sustainable management of the ocean.


  • Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)
  • Middle East Technical University 
  • BONUS EEIG (coordinator of Baltic and North Sea Support and Coordination Action)
  • Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC


  • Sheila Heymans, Executive Director, European Marine Board.


  • Fabio Trincardi - BlueMed CSA Coordinator, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Italy.
  • Fritz Köster - Director at DTU AQUA, President of ICES Council, BANOS CSA Steering Committee Member, National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU AQUA), Denmark.
  • Baris Salihoglu - Director, Associate Professor, Institute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey.
  • Petter Heffernan - Chief Executive Officer and AORA CSA Coordinator, Marine Institute (MI), Ireland.
  • Ana Teresa Caetano- Policy Officer, DG RTD, European Commission.