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EurOCEAN 2019 - Europe’s marine science contribution to a sustainable future


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 distinctive feature that characterizes EurOCEAN conferences is the focus on bringing the stakeholders together to speak with one voice towards policy.

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 forthcomingHorizon 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 EurOCEAN 2019. Navigating the Future V describes what marine science will look like in the next decade and beyond and what the needs are to achieve this. NFV will provide robust, independent scientific advice and expert opinion and with increasing importance to societal wellbeing in decades to come.

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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Organization Name
European Marine Board
Organization Type
Other Non-for-profit organisation
Member of Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP)
Participant in AZA's SAFE Campaign


As part of our celebration, we plan to do the following:
  • Event is open to the public
  • Media would be welcome
  • Event will include some special activities or engagements for youth and/or young adults
    College/University Age
    At EurOCEAN 2019 conference, we will organise a poster competition for scientists at PhD or post doc level. 10 scientists are invited to 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). The posters will be displayed throughout the 2-day conference (11-12 June 2019) and the scientists will give a 1-min pitch presentation in plenary. During the conference, the public will judge the oral and poster presentation. The winners will be awarded with a prize during the closing session of the event.
  • Event will be highlighting organization's own efforts to reduce use of plastic


UNESCO headquarters
125 Avenue de Suffren, Arrondissement de Paris
Paris, Île-de-France 75007 France