EurOCEAN 2019 conference

11-12 June 2019
Paris, France


Hosted by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO
(125 Avenue de Suffren –75007 Paris, France)

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

EurOCEAN 2019 conference is recognised as a contribution to the preparatory phase of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030)

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Poster exhibition

During the EurOCEAN 2019 conference, scientific posters were presented by scientists at PhD or post doc level, and defended with a 1-min pitch presentation in plenary. During the conference, the public judged the oral and poster presentation and the winner was awarded with a prize during the closing session of the event.

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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

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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