ECNC Update, Vol. 23, N 9

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Volume 23, № 9 – December 2016


IAGC and Healthy Seas announce ocean ghostnet clean-up partnership

The International Association of Geophysical Contractors (IAGC), the global trade association representing all segments of the geophysical industry essential to discovering and delivering the world’s energy resources, announced an ocean ghostnet clean-up partnership with Healthy Seas on 5 December 2016.

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Oppla all set to serve European projects

On 8 December, Oppla is a key platform in this respect, as was recognized by the European Commission during a Horizon 2020 brokerage event.

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Ecosystem services and Oppla

This video,YouTube, describes the concept of ecosystem services and introduces Oppla.



Healthy Seas: Successful last diving trip of the year

At the beginning of December, the Greek volunteer divers returned to recover ghost nets left at area of shipwreck near Patroklos island there by an old fish farm.


Video,YouTube, & Editing: Giorgos Kolikis

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European Ecosystem Services conference summary video

The European Ecosystem Services 2016 conference was the biggest European event in 2016 that linked science, policy and practice on ecosystem services and natural capital.

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More action needed to protect the environment and people’s health


The European Environment Agency «Environmental indicator report 2016» gives a snapshot of progress made so far by the 28 EU Member States in meeting a selected number of EU policy objectives.

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Statement by Commissioner Vella on the Nature Directives Fitness Check

On 7 December 2016, Commissioner Vella issued the statement >>


Healthy Seas fashion exhibition in the Netherlands

Exciting news! The Healthy Seas Fashion Exhibition has arrived at Deltapark Neeltje Jans, at the Oosterschelde, in the Netherlands and will be open to the public on 26 December 2016.

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The Journal for Nature Conservation

Volume 34 – December 2016


The Journal for Nature Conservation, published by Elsevier in affiliation with ECNC, is a scientific journal focusing on methods and techniques used in nature conservation.

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Additional online resources

The Natura 2000 Communication Platform>>

The Healthy Seas website>>