COMPLETE project partnership was represented at 'Horizon scanning workshop - predicting future invasions to EU seas' organized by EC on 4-5 October in Ispra, Italy. Prof. Henn Ojaveer from University of Tartu, Estonian Marine Institute, participated this workshop, which aimed to deliver a list of ranked marine invasive alien species that should be of high-priority for risk assessment and possibly future inclusion in the Union list (EU Regulation 1143/2014 on Invasive Alien Species).
25-26 April 2018, Riga, Latvia: The COMPLETE project team held its first regular team meeting in Riga. The new project partner LIAE (Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology), who hosted the meeting in Riga, was welcomed by COMPLETE partners. All partners presented the actual status of their project work and the following steps. Methodological approaches were discussed and sub-collaborations on certain topics were agreed. The next project meeting will be held in Gothenburg in December 2018.
5-9 March 2018, Madeira, Portugal: COMPLETE partners participated in the ICES “Working Group on Ballast and Other Ship Vectors” and “Introduction and Transfer of Marine Organisms” and presented and discussed the project at international expert level.
16-17 November 2017, Helsinki, Finland: Tasks and activities of COMPLETE were discussed in the light of the information needed by TG Ballast for the ongoing amendment of the HELCOM/OSPAR Joint Harmonized procedure on granting exemptions from ballast water treatment provisions of the 2004 International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). (https://bit.ly/2Mnq1Xn; https://bit.ly/2l7Pdos).
COMPLETE project was introduced to the 9th international Steering Committee meeting of PA Ship on 7 November 2017 in Gdansk, Poland (https://bit.ly/2JKVocL).