Following the success of the first BlueMissionBANOS Arena in Gothenburg, Sweden last November, we are pleased to announce that our next Blue Mission Arena 2 will be taking place at H2O 6 kvartāls event hall in Riga, Latvia on 25-26 April 2024, back-to-back with the 2024 Ministerial Meeting on the Baltic Sea Marine Environment.
This Mission Arena will focus on regional actors in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland and East Sweden. The key stakeholders in this Arena will be Mission Ocean-relevant actors who will have the opportunity to engage with current and future actions in this region. Over the course of two days, we want to inspire you to showcase progress, discuss open needs, and plan the next steps to transform this region’s blue economy to be more carbon-neutral, environmentally friendly, and circular. All participants will then have the chance to vote on the Roadmap towards Mission Ocean and Water’s success for this region at the final Mission Assembly.
In this Arena, we will not only focus on the Baltic Sea as such but also cover ‘Blue on Land’, i.e., lakes, rivers and wastewater. Topics include fishery & aquaculture, shipping and ports, nutrients and pollution leakage to the ocean and waters, waterborne transport, nature protection and restoration, sustainable products, and all actions required to transform these sectors.
Discussions will be framed across 15 specific workshop themes. When you register, please indicate whether you want to make an active contribution to one of them. We will accept suggestions until 15th March. Please note that places will be limited and priority will be given to local actors.
We are looking forward to hosting you in Riga 🇱🇻 this April. Register here!