The NPA Annual Conference 2017 will address Blue Growth as its main theme. The programme not only focuses on the Arctic, but also aims to contribute to the Atlantic Strategy. The conference will address such topics as entrepreneurship and innovation related to fisheries and aquaculture, environmental protection and maritime and coastal tourism. Galway located on the Atlantic coast is a fitting location. The venue is the Marine Institute, which plays a national coordinating role in the Atlantic Strategy. Michelle Green of Macroom E will present an overview of the Circular Ocean project and details of our research work to date. Registration is open until 31st August . For more information, contact Assena Rokanova Sørensen, firstname.lastname@example.org.