In 2015 research cruises conducted under the framework of JPI Oceans examined the sites of deep-seabed disturbances which left prominent marks on the seafloor that are still clearly visible several decades after. These studies provide essential information about deep-sea ecosystems and the potential impact of mining activities.
The microplastics research projects, funded under the framework of JPI Oceans, agree on greater cooperation and coordination across the four projects at their joint kick-off meeting at the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness in Madrid.
The European Maritime Day is the annual meeting point for Europe’s maritime community to network, discuss, and forge joint action.The theme of the conference for 2016 is "Investing in Smart and Sustainable Solutions for Blue Growth". JPI Oceans will host a workshop on knowledge-based governance of deep-sea resources at this year’s event.