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April 10, 2024, saw how diverse stakeholders convened in Barcelona for the 2024 Ocean Decade Conference . A 3-day conference where global stakeholders gathered to review progress and outline priorities for the remainder of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) . An initiative that aims to address the challenges and threats the ocean is facing, bringing together stakeholders to support further Sustainable...
Are you seeking to expand your business within the blue economy? European funding presents a valuable opportunity to foster innovation within your company while facilitating the recruitment of marine experts to bolster your team. Navigating European funds' intricacies can be daunting, especially with its numerous funding programs and lengthy instructional documents. However, don’t worry! We've compiled a curated list of 7 upcoming...
As the maritime industry continues to evolve, employers seek candidates who possess a diverse skill set and a deep understanding of the complexities of maritime operations. Acquiring new skills not only will enhance your expertise but also will open doors to new and exciting opportunities in the #bluejob market. “In today's competitive landscape, acquiring new skills is paramount for accessing job opportunities in the marine...
Creating a strong Curriculum Vitae (CV) is crucial when applying for jobs in the marine and blue economy sectors. With its vast blue and complex ecosystems, these sectors attract those with a passion for the sea and a commitment to sustainable practices. Whether you are a seasoned professional in the marine sector or an aspiring candidate venturing into the blue economy, your journey begins with a crucial document – your CV....
As the new year unfolds, it's the perfect time to set fresh goals and embark on a journey of self-improvement . For those passionate about marine sciences and the blue economy, there's a wealth of opportunities to enhance your knowledge and skills. In this blog post, we'll explore the importance of upgrading your understanding of marine sciences and highlight some free training courses that can propel your expertise in the blue economy....
Step into the spotlight of career success with your LinkedIn profile as the key player in your professional path. In today's hyper-connected world, where networking and personal branding lead, your LinkedIn presence is more than just an online resume—it's your digital business card, shaping the –crucial– first impressions that pave the way to future opportunities. In the dynamic realm of the blue economy, where growth...
Welcome to our blog dedicated to the art of interviews - a crucial phase in your professional journey that can open doors to exciting opportunities and shape your career path. Whether you’re a recent graduate embarking on your first job search, a seasoned professional looking to climb the corporate ladder, or a freelance consultant seeking your next project, interviews are a universal rite of passage . Interviews are not simply...
In today's thriving Blue Economy, marked by economic activities related to the ocean and marine resources, collaboration and networking are the keys to success . This dynamic sector, with significant growth potential, thrives on the idea that working together is the path to unlocking the vast potential of our oceans while ensuring their preservation for future generations. By fostering strong networks and partnerships, stakeholders in the...
Easy Tips to Achieve Recognision: Winning Awards for Your Blue Economy Project Winning awards for your blue economy project can provide recognition, funding, and increased visibility , helping you to further achieve your goals in sustainable ocean and marine-related initiatives. Success in winning awards can inspire others to strive for excellence in their own pursuits. By serving as a role model and sharing your journey , you can make a...
In March 2020, the European Commission adopted a Communication named “ A Union of Equality: Gender Equality Strategy for 2020-2025 ”. A strategy to make  significant progress by 2025 towards a gender-equal Europe. This strategy will help to  reduce the unemployment rates  and to  break the ‘glass ceiling’  for women to progress to senior positions and other barriers. As...
According to the latest report of the  EU Blue Economy (2022) , the  established sectors of the EU Blue Economy  (i.e. marine living resources, marine non-living resources, marine renewable energy, port activities, shipbuilding and repair, maritime transport and coastal tourism)  directly employed close to 4.45 million people  and generated around €667.2 billion in turnover and €183.9...
The European Union Institutions appoint external experts to  assist in the evaluation of grant applications, projects and tenders, and to provide opinions and advice  in specific cases. The experts assist in: Evaluation of proposals, prize applications and tenders Monitoring of actions, grant agreements, public procurement contracts In addition, experts provide opinion and advise on:...