Uma atualização marítima – that’s Portuguese for a maritime update!

The North Sea Region Programme’s Project Advisor Jenny Thomsen and UK National Contact Point Vanessa Pilley share their thoughts from the European Maritime Day in Lisbon. The North Sea Region Programme takes a keen interest […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Seventy years later, the risk is still there: New project may bring the solution

The remnants of a Europe in conflict can to this day still be found on the seabed of the North Sea.  More than seventy years after World War II and  a hundred years after World […]

What does the future hold? Highlights from the North Sea Conference

The North Sea Region VB Programme is past its half-way point, and we are looking ahead to what the future might bring. This year’s North Sea Conference focused on current trends in the region that […]

A Norwegian look at the North Sea Region

Though not an EU country, Norway has been a mainstay of the North Sea Region Programme for over 20 years and has played a key role in many transnational projects. Norwegian organisations are currently involved […]

North Sea Region projects make their mark

From creative technology to farmland biodiversity, energy-savvy youngsters and shared mobility solutions:  North Sea Region projects are creating a stir with their novel approaches.   North Sea Region Programme funded projects are carefully selected based on […]

Bremerhaven capitalises on its European outlook

The German city of Bremerhaven bets on the power of transnational cooperation to reinvent itself and deal with socio-economic problems. Claudia Harms, EU coordinator at Bremerhaven City Council,  explains how EU cooperation is helping to […]