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Published the 4 March 2015

The Seascape character assessment for the Dover Strait

The full report of the Seascape character assessment study for the Dover Strait is now available in English and French on the NOSTRA project website.

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Published the 19 November 2014

BRIT XIV conference: the strait, source of innovation

For the first time, the international BRIT (Border Regions In Transition) conference devoted a special session to straits. At this event, the ESI was the voice of the European straits.

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Published the 18 November 2014

Baltic Sea subregions call on the EU to pay specific attention to the straits of the region

The Baltic Sea States Subregional Co-operation conference recognised the importance of Baltic Sea Straits in its annual resolution. A major step towards recognition by Europe.

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Published the 18 November 2014

The Strait of Bonifacio enhances its international dimension

This summer saw the introduction of deep-sea piloting in the Strait of Bonifacio, opening the way for the final designation of the strait as a sensitive area.

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Published the 28 October 2014

NOSTRA project comes to an end – the European Straits Initiative takes over!

On 22 October in Brussels, the European Straits Initiative presented the results of NOSTRA project and reaffirmed the political commitment of an enlarged partnership

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Published the 6 January 2014

The French Transfrontier Operational Mission’s website given an overhaul: focus on issues regarding straits

The website in particular showcases cross-border maritime co-operation and sets out sound lines of arguments in favour of the specificities of European straits being recognised.

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Published the 20 December 2013

NOSTRA project outlined at the Baltic Sea co-operation conference (Helsinki, 17-18 October 2013)

The European Straits Initiative’s first project was of great interest to local authorities in the Baltic Sea area, where three of the eight straits in the partnership are located.

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Published the 12 November 2013

The local communities bordering the straits make themselves heard at the International Marine Protected Areas Congress

Concrete responses have been provided to protecting the marine environment on an international (PSSA) and local level (EGCT), while also avoiding them being put in a glass case.

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Published the 20 October 2013

The ESI is in favour of a Common Information Sharing Environment as regards surveillance of the maritime areas of the EU

Effective sharing of information on the maritime areas of Europe will be of benefit to the straits of Europe which are affected by many sea-related strategic issues and activities.

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Published the 17 October 2013

The European straits on the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress agenda (Marseille, 21-25 October 2013)

Three workshops will address issues surrounding the straits of Europe on the mornings of 24 and 25 October from 10 am. Share the news and make sure everybody comes along!

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Published the 13 May 2013

The particularities of the Dover Strait: the Conference on the Reduction of Sulphur Emissions speaks out

The issue of reducing sulphur emissions in maritime transport is more important in the Straits where the traffic levels are heavier. Four of the eight ESI straits are particularly concerned.

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Published the 19 February 2013

The European Straits Initiative for better sharing of experiences in marine sciences

Responding to the European consultation, ESI also called for an increased role to be played by the EU in terms of ensuring consistency in existing databases.

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Published the 31 January 2013

The Strait of Bonifacio enhances its international dimension

By creating the International Marine Park, the strait of Bonifacio is now provided with a governance and management tool (EGTC) for the protection of the environment.

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Nostra: a project that brings together 14 of the 15 partners: April 2012 in Boulogne-sur-mer

Launched on 3 April 2012 in Wimille, near Boulogne-sur-mer, the NOSTRA project is the result of the European Straits Initiative and is part of the second aim of the initiative: Work towards the em...

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