EurOCEAN 2019 conference

High-level science-policy conference co-organised by European Marine Board,
the European Commission and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

11-12 June 2019
Paris, France

Hosted by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO
(7 place Fontenoy - 75007 Paris, France)

Twitter: #EurOCEAN2019

REGISTER NOW! (Early-bird registration till 14 April 2019)

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. The aim of the EurOCEAN 2019 conference is to highlight the European marine science needed for the EU Framework Programme Horizon Europe and the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030). As an outcome of EurOCEAN 2019, a conference message will be delivered.

The EMB 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). It identifies key themes that will significantly advance our understanding of the marine and broader earth and climate systems. 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 mission
  • Oceans and Human Health
  • Bringing sea basins communities together
  • National and European action for Horizon Europe and United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030)

Draft conference programme available here.

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.

More information will come in due time. You can follow us on Twitter (@EMarineBoard), visit our website ( or visit the conference series' website ( to keep track with the most recent information.