The European maritime day (EMD) is the annual meeting point for Europe’s community of maritime professionals to exchange knowledge and forge the partnerships needed for joint action. It was created in 2008 by the EU institutions in order to provide a forum for people from different areas of the ocean economy, from the world of science, from public government and administration to showcase their activities, learn from each other, discuss cross-cutting issues and develop joint visions.
The main event of EMD is the EMD conference. This year, the 2-day conference will take place in Poole. It includes plenary and thematic sessions (with the participation of high-level experts) as well as workshops that are self-organised by interested stakeholders.
EMD 2017 will focus on 4 themes: innovation & growth, safety & security, people & skills, sustainability & governance.