EMD DEN HELDER - 2021

 

Den Helder, The Netherlands will be the venue for European Maritime Day in May 2021

 

 

 

 

HOST - The European Maritime Day (EMD) will be held in Den Helder in the Netherlands in 2021. It is a little too early to guess at the theme for this event, but with the strong maritime heritage of this port it is sure to be blue growth centered.

 

 

European Maritime Day is an annual celebration of Europe’s diverse maritime community and is the flagship event in the European Union’s maritime calendar. As part of the celebration is a two day conference which attracts 1,000 stakeholders from across the European Union.

The conference endeavours to be a platform to spark change in issues ranging from the fight against illegal fishing and protecting habitat to developing effective regional strategies and growing the blue economy.

 

 

 

DEN HELDER ACTUAL 26 JUNE 2017

 

Den Helder – De gemeente Den Helder en de provincie Noord-Holland gaan de European Maritime Day (EMD) in 2021 organiseren. Dit heeft de Europese Commissie maandag bekend gemaakt.

De EMD is een bijeenkomst van politici, beleidsmakers, private en publieke stakeholders uit heel Europa over alles wat met de zeeën en oceanen te maken heeft. Het is ook een beurs voor bedrijven die actief zijn in, op of om de zee, ook wel de “blauwe economie” genoemd. Rond de EMD wordt bovendien een festival georganiseerd, dat de Europese burgers attent moet maken op het grote belang van de zeeën en oceanen. De EMD zal worden gehouden op en rond het complex Willemsoord, met schouwburg De Kampanje als hart van het evenement. De EMD wordt jaarlijks rond 20 mei gehouden.

Het thema van de EMD 2021 wordt door de provincie en de gemeente bepaald in overleg met de Europese Commissie en het Ministerie van Infrastructuur & Milieu. Gedeputeerde Cees Loggen: “de provincie Noord-Holland wil graag aandacht besteden aan de aanpassingen die havens moeten doen in hun dienstverlening om aan de behoeften van hun gebruikers te kunnen voldoen bij het toenemend gebruik van de zee.”

De EMD – de eerste werd in 2008 georganiseerd – trekt doorgaans zo’n 1.000 deelnemers. Dit jaar vond het evenement plaats in Poole (GB). De komende jaren is het evenement achtereenvolgens in Burgas (Bulgarije), Lissabon, Cork (Ierland), Den Helder, Ravenna (Italië), Brest (Frankrijk) en Svendborg (Denemarken).

 

 

 

 

ABOUT DEN HELDER

 

Den Helder is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Den Helder occupies the northernmost point of the North Holland peninsula. It is home to the country's main naval base. From here the Royal TESO ferryboat service operates the transportation link between Den Helder and the nearby Dutch Wadden island of Texel to the north.

 

 

Karmenu Vella

 

 

 

EMD 10th ANNIVERSARY - JUNE 2017

 

This year marked the 10th anniversary of the EU's Integrated Maritime Policy and the 10th edition of European Maritime Day – an occasion to network, discuss and forge joint action that has become a fixture in the agenda of Europe's maritime community. EMD2017 was hosted in Poole, UK, on 18 and 19 May. Over 600 participants attended numerous thematic panels as well as the plenary sessions of this intense two-day conference dedicated to The Future of Our Seas.

European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella remarked in his opening speech that "European Maritime Day is a showcase of European innovation". The ideas and the unfaltering spirit of initiative of the European maritime community are key to harnessing the immense potential of the blue economy, which is predicted to double in size by 2030. That is why the EU is forging partnerships with Member States, coastal communities, industry and researchers.

 

EMD offers a unique forum for Europe's maritime community to get together and join in the efforts for healthy and thriving seas. It complements EU policies for the protection and sustainable use of the oceans – from the push to improve international ocean governance and maritime spatial planning, to the development of a circular economy policy and a dedicated plastics strategy.

This year's EMD introduced corporate responsibility as a pivotal dimension of ocean sustainability. Commissioner Vella encouraged business leaders attending EMD2017 to look ahead to the Our Ocean Conference (Malta, 5-6 October) and put forward their own commitments for the protection of the oceans and a greener value chain.

EMD2017 featured inspirational speeches including by Barbara Jackson (CEO, Race for the Baltic), who underlined the importance of social innovation to deliver the transformational change required to meet sustainability challenges, and Alan AtKisson (author, speaker and senior advisor), who highlighted the leading role of Europe in developing a sustainable blue economy.

The conference also offered a leadership exchange, a practitioner's exchange on sea-basin strategies, and a project launch for the 2016 European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Blue Growth call, as well as several workshops and project pitches around four key topics: Innovation & Growth, People & Skills, Safety & Security, and Sustainability & Governance. Many participants pointed out the need to integrate the blue economy into the wider EU policy and funding architecture as a key driver of the EU's future prosperity.

But to develop the full potential of Blue Growth, increased support for innovation is needed. This can be achieved by improving public awareness and ownership of how our seas are managed via ocean literacy, especially for the younger generations; by promoting more integration across sectors, geographical areas and actors; by improving data and information-sharing; by developing the skills and competences required to boost the maritime sector.

Another driver of innovation and positive change is consumer demand. Attendees noted that consumer pressure is a more positive incentive for shifts in the industry. An EU study on consumer habits regarding fisheries and aquaculture products recently provided interesting insights into how the European market, the world's biggest market for seafood, could be expanded and diversified.

Flanking the conference, EMD2017 hosted a maritime exhibition as well as matchmaking meetings for stakeholders, while the Poole Maritime Festival ensured the engagement of the general public. Almost 30 public events were organised across the EU to celebrate the 10th anniversary of EMD.

With dozens of events and hundreds of participants, EMD2017 confirmed the enthusiasm and passion of people in the maritime sector to ensure a healthy and prosperous future for our seas and all those who depend on them.

 

 

 

OFFSHORE SUPPORT - For more than thirty years, Den Helder has been home to the offshore sector operations & maintenance. With Den Helder Airport and a heliport just a stone’s throw away, this has been not only a strategic but also a logical and cost-effective choice. Breakneck developments in the field of technology and research have led to rapid growth in demands from the market, which to date have always been successfully met by the seaport. This unique combination means that the seaport of Den Helder has become the North Sea’s largest offshore logistic hub. From this location, all the platforms in the Dutch sector of the North Sea receive their supplies and crews.

 

 

MARITIEM NIEUWS 27 JUNE 2017 - EUROPEAN MARITIME DAY IN DEN HELDER 2021

 

De gemeente Den Helder en de provincie Noord-Holland gaan de European Maritime Day (EMD) in 2021 organiseren. Dit heeft de Europese Commissie vandaag bekend gemaakt. De EMD is een bijeenkomst van politici, beleidsmakers, private en publieke stakeholders uit heel Europa over alles wat met de zeeën en oceanen te maken heeft.

Het is ook een beurs voor bedrijven die actief zijn in, op of om de zee, ook wel de “blauwe economie” genoemd. Rond de EMD wordt bovendien een festival georganiseerd, dat de Europese burgers attent moet maken op het grote belang van de zeeën en oceanen. De EMD zal worden gehouden op en rond het complex Willemsoord, met schouwburg De Kampanje als hart van het evenement. De EMD wordt jaarlijks rond 20 mei gehouden.

Het thema van de EMD 2021 wordt door de provincie en de gemeente bepaald in overleg met de Europese Commissie en het Ministerie van Infrastructuur & Milieu. Gedeputeerde Cees Loggen: “de provincie Noord-Holland wil graag aandacht besteden aan de aanpassingen die havens moeten doen in hun dienstverlening om aan de behoeften van hun gebruikers te kunnen voldoen bij het toenemend gebruik van de zee.”

De EMD – de eerste werd in 2008 georganiseerd – trekt doorgaans zo’n 1.000 deelnemers. Dit jaar vond het evenement plaats in Poole (GB). De komende jaren is het evenement achtereenvolgens in Burgas (Bulgarije), Lissabon, Cork (Ierland), Den Helder, Ravenna (Italië), Brest (Frankrijk) en Svendborg (Denemarken). 

 

 

 

 

EMD HEADLINE THEMES

 

* Brussels 2008: "A regional approach to the implementation of Maritime Policy"

* Rome 2009: "Integrated Maritime Policy and the contribution of maritime clusters"

* Gijón 2010: "How to foster innovation?"

* Gdansk 2011: "Maritime Policy: Putting People First"

* Gothenburg 2012: "Sustainable Growth from the Oceans, Seas and Coasts"

* Valletta 2013: "Coastal Development and Sustainable Maritime Tourism"

* Bremen 2014: "Innovation driving Blue Growth"

* Piraeus 2015: "Ports and Coasts, Gateways to Maritime Growth"

* Turku 2016: "Investing in blue growth – smart and sustainable solutions"

* Poole 2017: "The Future of our Seas"

* Burgas 2018: Bulgaria "TBA"

* Lisbon 2019: Portugal "TBA"

* Cork 2020: Ireland "TBA"

* Den Helder 2021: The Netherlands "TBA"

* Ravenna 2022: Italy "TBA"

* Brest 2023: France "TBA"

* Svendborg 2024: Denmark "TBA"

 

 

HISTORY


Den Helder was the site of a naval base as early as the 18th century. An Anglo-Russian invasion force landed at Den Helder in August 1799 and captured the Batavian navy there (see Battle of Castricum). French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, visiting Den Helder in 1811, was impressed with the town's strategic location and ordered the construction of a fort (Kijkduin) and naval dockyards (Willemsoord). The docks were built during the years 1813-1827. In 1947, it officially became the Royal Netherlands Navy's main centre of operations. Den Helder continues to be the navy's main base today. The Royal Netherlands Naval College is also located in the city, as is the Dutch Navy Museum.

The old naval dockyards of Willemsoord, located in the north of the city, now house restaurants, a cinema, and other recreational facilities. The naval docks and administration have been moved to a new location further east.

Den Helder has played an important part in Dutch shipping. During the Dutch Golden Age, ships would be assembled near Den Helder and sail from there the world's oceans. On 23 January 1795, the French captured 14 Dutch ships and 850 guns in the town's deep-frozen harbour. In 1799 the city was the target of the Anglo-Russian invasion of Holland.

During the 1820s, the North Holland Canal was dug from Amsterdam to Den Helder. The lighthouse Lange Jaap was built in 1877 and is the tallest cast-iron lighthouse in Europe, at 63.45 meters (208.2 ft).

 

 

Energy saving and efficient ports are sustainable

 

NEW CEO 2016 JACOBA BOLDERHEIJ - For the past five years, Bolderheij operated as commercial manager of SOHAR Port & Freezone in Oman, a joint venture of the Oman administration and Port of Rotterdam.

“I look forward to working for Port of Den Helder. Now is the time to effectively align with all stakeholders and capitalize the port’s growth potential,” comments Bolderheij.

The port’s Chairman Bert Klerk said: “The Board of Directors is thrilled to have found someone who is not only most suitable for this challenging job, but also extremely motivated to fortify the port. We feel confident that she, together with the industry, the Royal Netherlands Navy and Den Helder Airport, will pursue and demarcate the future course of the port, based on the building stones that were recently laid out.”

The international seaport of Den Helder is the home base for a growing number of offshore-related businesses, and homeport for the fleet of the Royal Dutch Navy.

 

 

 

PORT CONTACTS


NV Port of Den Helder
Het Nieuwe Diep 33
1781 AD Den Helder

P.O. Box
NV Port of Den Helder
P.O. Box 4058
1780 HB Den Helder

Phone (office): +31 (0)223 61 84 81
E-mail: info@podh.eu

Phone Port Authority: +31 (0)223 61 39 55 of +31 6 53 78 15 97
Fax Port Authority: +31 (0)223 62 77 80

 

 

 

LINKS & REFERENCE

 

http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/179586/den-helder-gets-new-ceo/

http://maritiemnieuws.nl/79843/european-maritime-day-in-den-helder-in-2021/

http://www.denhelderactueel.nl/2017/06/european-maritime-day-2021-helder/

https://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs/content/european-maritime-day-host-cities-2020-2024-announced_en

https://www.rte.ie/news/munster/2017/0626/885663-european-maritime-day/

http://www.nationalaquarium.ie/

https://ourocean2017.org/campaigns/world-aquariums-against-marine-litter

http://coastmonkey.ie/cork-european-maritime-day/

http://seafest.ie/en/home/

 

 

 

CREATION - The European Maritime Day (EMD) was officially created on 20 May 2008 where the President of the European Parliament Hans-Gert Pöttering, Council President Janez Janša, and Commission President José Manuel Barroso signed a Joint Tripartite Declaration establishing it.

 

 

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