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).