Marine and Maritime Research




I am a new Member of the European Parliament and highly motivated with regards to marine and research issues. A long career as a marine scientist and research coordinator has given me the knowledge and experience to defend the holistic and sustainable use of the oceans based on the best information available.

During my term as the Vice-Chair of "Marine Knowledge", I expect to promote an increase in interest in European based marine science and its links to ocean governance. I recognise the value of concepts like that of a blue economy as well as strategic approaches such as the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, the Maritime Spatial Planning Directive and the reformed Common Fisheries Policy and am willing to contribute to their complete implementation.

Meeting "Marine Data: What role for Europe?"

Conference "Marine Knowledge - Supporting Marine Research Knowledge Exchange for Blue Growth"

Conference "Global Ocean Biodiversity Governance - The contribution of science"

Conference "Deep-Sea Mining – What next for science?"

Conference "Europe, the Oceans and Feeding the World"

Meeting "Releasing the Economic Potential of Marine Biotechnology"

Conference "Mission: Plastic Free Ocean - Science and Innovation for Healthy Ocean"

Meeting "How can underwater Noise be Effectively Reduced?"

Meeting "The Slowing Gulf Stream - A Science-Policy based discussion" Link


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What is an Intergroup?

The Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup is one of the 28 Intergroups that were approved on 11 December 2014 by the Conference of Presidents. Intergroups can be formed by MEPs from any political group and any parliamentary committee with a view to holding informal exchanges of views on particular issues and to promoting contact between MEPs and civil society.

The Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup brings together more than 80 MEPs from six different political groups and from 19 Member States.

Intergroups are not Parliament bodies and therefore may not express Parliament's opinion.

Intergroups are subject to internal rules adopted by the Conference of Presidents on 16 December 1999 (last updated on 11 September 2014), which set out the conditions under which intergroups may be established at the beginning of each parliamentary term and their operating rules.