2nd Mission Arena by Blue Mission BANOS

25–26 Apr 2024 | Riga, Latvia

25 April 2024 - 26 April 2024

1048 Riga, Latvia

Durbes iela 4

H2O 6 kvartāls Event Hall

2nd Mission Arena by Blue Mission BANOS

Welcome to the 2nd Mission Arena by Blue Mission BANOS!

Following the success of the first BlueMission BANOS 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.

#MissionArenaBANOS2

Organiser

BlueMissionBANOS inspires, engages and supports stakeholders across the Baltic and North Sea to reach a carbon-neutral & circular blue economy.

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Event location

Riga, Latvia 🇱🇻 | H2O 6 kvartāls, Durbes iela 4, Riga, LV-1048

Event metrics

Participants

232

Sessions

21

Speakers

91

Latvia

70

Finland

33

Sweden

29

Germany

24

Estonia

24

Lithuania

19

Denmark

9

Belgium

6

Norway

4

Netherlands

3

United Kingdom

2

France

2

Italy

1

Mexico

1

Portugal

1

Ethiopia

1

Ireland

1

Switzerland

1

Ukraine

1

A sneak-peak on how the opening of the 1st Mission Arena went

The opening session of the 1st Mission Arena held in Gothenburg, 🇸🇪 | 14.11.2023

We welcomed the participants from the BANOS (Baltic & North Sea) region and beyond at 1st Mission Arena event in Gothenburg, Sweden. During the three day event (14-16 November, 2023), we hosted more than 400 participants, and together discussed about the circular-economy and ways of achieving carbon neutrality in the blue economy.

Check how the opening session went: