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Training and workshops

European Maritime Day: How LIFE addresses marine pollution

This online workshop showcased LIFE’s impressive track record in addressing a wide range of marine pollution issues.

The meeting took place as part of European Maritime Day (EMD) - an annual two-day event where Europe’s maritime community comes together to network, discuss and forge joint action on maritime affairs and the sustainable blue economy.

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Practical information



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LIFE15 IPE/ES/000012/OCEANA/Juan Cuetos. All rights reserved. Licensed to the European Union under conditions.

The online workshop focused on two pertinent issues: marine litter and navigation/shipping.

It showcased LIFE’s flexibility in three key areas:​

  • Using a broad range of tools from technologically innovative projects to best-practice and awareness-raising.​
  • Flexible funding options from small and focused traditional projects to larger national or regional strategic Integrated Projects.​
  • Diverse stakeholders from single beneficiaries to large consortia involving public authorities, academia, industry, etc.

The session also presented a selection of excellent LIFE projects that could be replicated by other stakeholders requiring funding to address a multitude of maritime pollution topics.​

Interactive tools encouraged audience involvement during the Q&A session. 

More information

LIFE and marine pollution infographic

LIFE & the marine environment brochure

Bringing nature back through LIFEstudy and brochure