- Roadmap on Maritime Spatial Planning
The European Commission adopted the "Roadmap on Maritime Spatial Planning: Achieving Common Principles in the EU" on the 25th of November 2008. The Roadmap aims to launch a debate on the use of Maritime Spatial Planning in Europe and promote a common approach to the spatial management of European seas. This debate will be taken forward in a series of workshops organised during 2009. At the kick-off workshop, the 26th of February 2009, BeNCoRe will be represented by Prof. Dr. Frank Maes, BeNCoRe Network Ambassador for Marine Spatial Planning.
- Venice Declaration
Twenty-eight maritime, marine and coastal organisations and networks have committed themselves to the creation a common European platform. At the Littoral 2008 conference in Venice, Friday 28 November, the “Venice Declaration” was signed by 30 representatives on behalf of all these organisations and national networks. BeNCoRe is very proud that EUCC's new president Dr. Johan Vande Lanotte chaired the launch of the Venice Platform. More info
- Survey BeNCoRe
Last month all BeNCoRe members were invited to complete a short questionnaire about the BeNCoRe and ENCORA services. With a feedback of more then 20% we found some interesting….
- Overview BeNCoRe Grant Procedure
During the last two years, the BeNCoRe Network distributed 20 BeNCoRe Travel Grants, you can read an evaluation of the experiences of the young professionals.
- 12th International Scientific Wadden Sea Symposium
The preliminary program of the 12th International Scientific Wadden Sea Symposium (Wilhelmshaven, 30 March – 3 April 2009) is now available:
- Postdoctoral position in ocean ecosystem modelling at the Liege University, Belgium
- Colloquium on "Science based management of the coastal waters"
International Liège Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics on "Science based management of the coastal waters"
- Meeting LTVO&M on the Scheldt Estuary
11 December, Maritieme Toegang organises a symposium on the Scheldt Estuary within the framework of LTVO&M. The meeting willl take place in Antwerp.
- Second Encora Wadden meeting
There are still places availbale for the second Encora Wadden meeting, to be held 29-31 Oct 2008 at the Island of Ameland, The Netherlands. Contact de BeNCoRe office if you are interested to participate.Program - More Information
- European Coastal Action Plan
The official European Action Plan has now been published, you can download it here
- ENCORA Conference and Littoral 2008 Conference
ENCORA finale Conference will be organised together with the Littoral 2008 Conference, from 25 till 28 of November in Venice, Register here
- Second BeNCoRE Conference great success
With over 100 registered participants from 10 different countries, the BeNCoRe Conference was once again a great success. Pictures, presentations and the book of abstracts can be downloaded here.
- BeNCoRe Travel Grants
The next application deadline for BeNCoRe Travel grants is the 05th of June 2008
- WAKO Project Published
The recently published WAKO project gives a first attempt to map the current knowledge and the knowledge gaps on the effects of trammel net and beam trawl fisheries for the Belgian part of the North Sea. This project published by ILVO can be downloaded at the Open Marin Archive
- Job in remote sensing of coastal waters
The Management Unit of the North Sea Mathematical Models (MUMM), department of the Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences (RBINS) is recruiting a MARINE RESEARCHER to work on research projects in optical remote sensing of coastal waters. More information
- Second BeNCoRe Conference
On 30 May 2008 the Second BeNCoRe Conference on Geographic Information Systems in Coastal and Marine Research and Management will be organised in Leuven. Registration is open.
- New BeNCoRe Partners
The BeNCoRe Network welcomes two new partner institutes: the Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research and the Laboratory of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry.
- Maritime Policy for the EU
EU released four months after the end of the consultation period of the green-paper, the blue-book: An ocean of opportunity: Commission proposes Integrated Maritime Policy for the EU. More info
- BeNCoRe Travel grant
Three BeNCoRe travel Grants attributed - first launch of BeNCoRe Travel Grant, call 2007-2008
- Third deadline BeNCoRe Travel Grants
The third deadline for BeNCoRe travel grants is set to 26 September 2006..
- Nineth eNews sebnd out on 12/09/2007
New BeNCoRe e-news was send out 12 September 2007.
- Two new PHD positions on flocculation of cohesive sediments
Two PHD shollarships at the VUB and KUL for a four your study on the flocculation of cohesive sediments
- Pre-Registration: Paris Theme Conference on European Action Plans
From 5 to 7 December 2007, ENCORA will organise a major conference in the 'Institut Océanographique' in Paris on the preparation of a future European coastal and marine research agenda, which will be elaborated in European Action Plans.
- PHD Sholarship in the framework of the Project; Microbial Diversity and Metal Fluxes in Contaminated North Sea Sediments
In the framework of the Micromet Project (Microbial Diversity and Metal Fluxes in Contaminated North Sea Sediments), a PHD Sholarship at the Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology, Ghent.
- PHD position in marine modelling
In the framework of the TIMOTHY project, Tracing and integrated modelling of natural and anthropogenic effects on hydrosystems:
the Scheldt River basin and adjacent coastal North Sea, the Liege university is searching for a marine modeller
- BeNCoRe reaction on Green Paper
Comments on the Green Paper on a future European Maritime Policy formulated during the 'First BeNCoRe conference' were sent to the EU (reaction 234)
- bencore conference
On 26 april 2007 the First BeNCoRe Conference will be organised in Leuven. Registration is open.
- New vacancy at the Liege University
Exciting research opportunity in ocean mathematical model development at the Liege University
- BeNCoRe travel Grants
First four BeNCoRe travel Grants attributed - second launch of BeNCoRe Travel Grant, call 2006-2007
- First BeNCORe grant deadline
The first BeNCoRe grant deadline is set to 22 december 2006. There are still grants avalaible more info
- First BeNCoRe eNews launched
First BeNCoRe e-news was send out 18 october 2006.
- Two ENCORA Thematic events upcoming
Two ENCORA thematic workshops in Valencia, Spain and in Venice, Italy upcoming
- New vacancy in Spain
ENCORA Young Professional Programme: vacancy in Spain on TRANSFER project (Tsunami Risk ANd Strategies For the European Region)
- Network Ambassadadors
All 10 Network Ambassadors for BeNCoRe appointed
- Green Paper
Green Paper "Towards a future Maritime Policy for the Union" published by the European Commission on 7 June, 2006
- World Ocean Day
8 June 2006, World Ocean day
- ENCORA Start-up
Workshop on 29 and 30 June
ENCORA Start-up Workshop on 29 and 30 June in London
- Online course on ICZM
Online course on ICZM organised by UNESCO
- BeNCoRe Folder
In order to communicate the BeNCoRe initaitive a BeNCoRe Folder was developed. Please contact BeNCoRe to request some of these folders for free.
- New calls for proposals
Two new calls for proposals by the Scientific-Support-to-Policies Programme of FP6 and by the European Environment Agency that might be of interest for your institute. Find the documents here
- Kick off Meeting
Wednesday 2 Februari 2006: Kick-off meeting ENCORA, The Hague
- More than 80 institutes across Belgium partner
Find institutes here
- BENCORE website officially launched on March 2006
The general coördinator of the Bencore Network is Jean Berlamont