Borough of Poole is delighted to announce their bid to host European Maritime Day has been successful.
The Council of the European Commission announced the list of host cities for 2015 – 2019 on 1 July and Poole will host the event in May 2017.
This internationally important maritime event is held annually on 20 May to showcase the importance of the sea in our everyday lives – enabling transportation of food and vital supplies, providing jobs and a thriving economy and enhancing leisure and relaxation opportunities.
The conference brings together key stakeholders involved in the maritime sector from shipbuilding to offshore energy, the coastal environment and tourism to address the major challenges they face. As part of Poole’s bid, four key subject areas were proposed for the conference theme – renewable energy; spatial planning and integrated coastal zone management; safety and security and protecting coastal ecosystems. The theme will be selected nearer the time as topical interests can fluctuate.