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