Europe’s contribution to the future of marine science | European Marine Board

Europe’s contribution to the future of marine science

On 11-12 June 2019, the high-level science-policy conference EurOCEAN 2019 will take place in Paris. EurOCEAN 2019, the 5th in the EurOCEAN conference series, will explore the role of marine science in the next decade.

Hosted by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, EurOCEAN 2019 will be a major European marine science policy conference 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).

The European Marine Board (EMB) will launch its flagship publication, Navigating the Future V (NFV), 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.

EurOCEAN 2019 is co-organised by European Marine Board, the European Commission and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO.

Register now for participating at EurOCEAN 2019 (early-bird registration rate till 14 April 2019).

More information, including the draft programme, can be found at the official website for the conference:

EurOCEAN 2019 poster competition

We warmly welcome abstract submissions from scientists at PhD or post doc level (up to 3 years post-PhD) for presenting a poster at the EurOCEAN 2019 conference. Abstracts should 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). Abstract submissions are possible before 30 March 2019 15:00 CET. Submit an abstract using this link.

The 10 best abstract submissions will be invited to provide a poster that will be displayed throughout the 2-day conference (11-12 June 2019) and to give a 1-min pitch presentation in plenary. The poster will be available at the EurOCEAN website after the conference.