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Cork Harbour to Host European Maritime Day on May 14 2020

15th October 2019
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European Maritime Day (EMD) 2020 will take place on 14-15 May European Maritime Day (EMD) 2020 will take place on 14-15 May

European Maritime Day (EMD) 2020 will take place on 14-15 May in Cork Harbour, it has been announced by the European Commission. 

EMD is the annual EU meeting point on maritime affairs and a sustainable blue economy.

It targets maritime professionals, entrepreneurs and ocean leaders.

The event and exhibition will take place on 14-15 May 2020 in the City Hall of Cork and is co-organised by the European Commission, the City of Cork and ‘Our Ocean Wealth’ Summit.

In a special year for the harbour, the Summit will take place in the same year as the Royal Cork Yacht Club celebrates its 300th anniversary as the oldest yacht club in the world.

As in the previous years, European Maritime Day stakeholders’ workshops are at the core of the conference. For 2020, the European Commission is planning to select 20 high-quality workshops (four slots with 5 workshops running in parallel) and organisers have launched a call for stakeholders' workshops.

Please follow the link here for more information on the draft programme and about how to get involved.

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It’s one of the largest natural harbours in the world – and those living near Cork Harbour insist that it’s also one of the most interesting.

This was the last port of call for the most famous liner in history, the Titanic, but it has been transformed into a centre for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry.

The harbour has been a working port and a strategic defensive hub for centuries, and it has been one of Ireland's major employment hubs since the early 1900s. Traditional heavy industries have waned since the late 20th century, with the likes of the closure of Irish Steel in Haulbowline and shipbuilding at Verolme. It still has major and strategic significance in energy generation, shipping and refining.

Giraffe wander along its shores, from which tens of thousands of men and women left Ireland, most of them never to return. The harbour is home to the oldest yacht club in the world, and to the Irish Navy. 

This deep waterway has also become a vital cog in the Irish economy. 

 

‘Afloat.ie's Cork Harbour page’ is not a history page, nor is it a news focus. It’s simply an exploration of this famous waterway, its colour and its characters.

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