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20 years of EMSA

This year we celebrate our 20th anniversary! Starting two decades ago with just a handful of staff, today EMSA supports the European Commission and Member States across issues related to maritime sustainability, surveillance, safety, security, simplification, digitalisation, and capacity-building.

How do you see the ocean in 20 years’ time?

That was the question we asked primary school children in Lisbon, for a special children’s art competition to celebrate our anniversary year.
Outlook 2022
This publication presents the main steps the Agency plans to take in 2022 to deliver on its multi-annual strategic objectives based on the information contained in the Single Programming Document (2022-2024) as adopted by EMSA’s Administrative Board.
Sustainability
Strengthening the EU capacity to protect the marine environment, manage climate change and respond to new environmental challenges at sea.
Surveillance
Strengthening EMSA’s role as the core information management hub for maritime surveillance.
Safety
Contributing to higher maritime safety standards, anticipate new maritime safety challenges and expectations and provide knowledge-based solutions.
Simplification
Facilitating the simplification of EU shipping by supporting EU-wide digital maritime solutions.
Security
Contributing to the strengthening of maritime security in Europe and globally, where there is a European interest.