New digital tools to solve spatial conflicts at sea

Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) in the Baltic Sea and North Sea was the focus of the recent ConnectingSeas conference in Hamburg. Practitioners presented new digital tools that can foster multi-use and prevent conflicts. On 13-14 […]

Festivals: Perfect testing grounds for sustainable products and services

The Inno-Quarter project is using festivals in the North Sea Region to help startups design and test products and services contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Startup companies can apply now to take part […]

International Saline Futures Conference addresses climate change and food security

As climate change causes saltwater to intrude in farmlands across the North Sea Region, how can we continue to produce enough food for the world’s population? The conference Saline Futures provides some leading-edge answers to […]

Contact points strengthen support to North Sea Region applicants and projects

One of the cornerstones of applicant and project support in the North Sea Region Programme is our network of national contact points (NCP). Our programme is fortunate to have one national contact point in each […]

Interreg high-level conference to inspire Maritime Spatial Planning in two seas

The Connecting Seas conference on Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) will take place 13-14 February 2019 in Hamburg, Germany. It facilitates experience exchange between MSP stakeholders of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea and is […]

Creating tailwind for wind-assisted shipping

The ECOLINER

The North Sea Region Programme supports innovation that reduces the heavy CO2 footprint of sea carriers. An example is the SAIL project (2012-2015) that helped kick-start wind-assisted shipping propulsion (WASP), a low-carbon freight solution which is now […]

Summers are heating up: Will water scarcity become the new normal?

The dry summer of 2018 was a forewarning of what lies ahead. Using advanced technology, the North Sea Region project TOPSOIL investigates how water in the uppermost soil layers responds to climate change. This helps […]

Smaller footprints, less emissions

The 2impresz project is enlisting the support of school children to reduce carbon emissions in their schools. It helps 141 schools across the North Sea Region reach 30% energy savings representing an emissions reduction of […]

Bikes, business, and social mobility

The small social enterprise Mobiel provides jobs for unemployed people whilst promoting cycling in cities across Flanders. The founder of Mobiel says Interreg support and transnational cooperation were key to their present-day success. Mobiel is […]

Eco-innovation integral to futureproofing of smaller ports

In a world where sustainability is increasingly in focus and ships are growing in size and volume, is there a future for smaller, regional ports?  A workshop hosted by the North Sea Region funded project […]