Maritime Forum

Maritime Forum Themes


EurOCEAN 2019 conference

Event date:
11/06/2019 (All day) to 12/06/2019 (All day)
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    High-level science-policy conference co-organised by European Marine Board, the European Commission and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO. Paris (France)

    EurOCEAN conferences are major European marine science policy conferences providing a forum for policymakers and strategic planners at European and national level, to interact with the marine research community and marine and maritime stakeholders. EurOCEAN 2019 will discuss the contribution of European marine science to the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development  (2021-2030). The conference will also highlight the contribution of marine science to other ongoing and future initiatives supported by Horizon 2020 and the forthcoming Horizon Europe, the European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation programme (2021-2027).

    The European Marine Board flagship publication Navigating the Future V (NFV) will be launched at the EurOCEAN 2019 conference. Navigating the Future V describes what marine science will look like in the future (2030 and beyond) and what are the needs to achieve this future. NFV will provide robust, independent scientific advice and expert opinion and be of increasing importance to societal wellbeing in decades to come. More information on Navigating the Future V.

    Draft themes to be discussed at the conference:

    • Sustainable marine resources
    • The land perspective on the healthy ocean
    • Oceans and Human Health
    • Bringing sea basin communities together
    • National perspectives for marine science contribution to Sustainable Development Goals

    Draft conference programme available here.

    Poster exhibition

    We warmly welcome abstract submissions from scientists at PhD or post doc level for presenting a poster at the EurOCEAN 2019 conference. Abstracts should present an innovative and eye-catching printed poster on one of the main themes of the conference (sustainable marine resources, the land perspective on the ocean, new pollutants in the marine environment, or Oceans and Human Health). Abstract submissions are possible before 30 March 2019 15:00 CET. Submit an abstract using this link.

    Who should attend?
    EurOCEAN 2019 will attract marine scientists, science stakeholders and communicators, and European and national decision makers and programme managers, i.e. those that set, manage and implement the marine science agenda.

    Contact and updates

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