EurOCEAN 2023 Conference

October 10, 2023 - October 11, 2023
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“One Ocean, One Mission, One Decade – One Voice”

The EurOCEAN 2023 Conference will be held in Vigo, Spain, on 10 and 11 October 2023 and will bring together the scientific community, political leaders and administrations at all levels, as well as the maritime industry and society representatives to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the marine realm.

About the conference

EurOCEAN 2023 will promote exchange and debate on the latest advances and future challenges in marine research and the sustainable use of the ocean. The motto of the Conference “One Ocean, One Voice” highlights the consensus from the international scientific community on the need to restore and safeguard Ocean health and the sustainability of the services provided by marine ecosystems for future generations by promoting scientific research and relevant knowledge.

The EurOCEAN Conference is the main European forum on marine science policy. It offers a unique opportunity for the marine research community and all stakeholders to interact with European policy makers and strategists to consider, discuss and respond to new developments, challenges and opportunities in marine science and technology.

The aim of the EurOCEAN 2023 science-policy conference is to highlight the synergies between the EU Mission: Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030, other EU research and innovation, and management initiatives, and the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

Conference topics

  • Enabling ecosystem-based management for fisheries and conservation
  • Addressing pharmaceutical pollution from inland to sea
  • Transforming ports at the interface between land, society and the Blue Economy
  • Ensuring ocean knowledge in the age of the Digital Ocean
  • Changing humanity’s relationship with the ocean: youth and art as agents of change
  • Resilience of coastal cities (tbc)
  • What’s next: rallying actions for our Ocean and Waters

 Co-organizers and support

The European Marine Board (EMB), together with the Technology Centre of the Sea (CETMAR), the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) through the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO-CSIC) and the Institute of Marine Research (IIM-CSIC) and the European Commission are co-organizing the EurOCEAN 2023 Conference. The conference has been added to the calendar of events of the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the EU (July-December 2023).

The conference will also be co-organized with the Joint Programming Initiative on Oceans (JPI Oceans), the European Marine Research Network (EuroMarine), the European Global Ocean Observing System (EuroGOOS) and the European Centre for Information on Marine Science and Technology (EurOcean). This event is also supported by the European Union Innovation Action EuroSea, the European Fisheries Control Agency (ECFA), the Centre for Marine Research of the University of Vigo (CIM-UVigo), the Campus do Mar, the Regional Government of Galicia (Xunta de Galicia), the Governing Board of CETMAR, the Marine Institute, the Council of the City of Vigo (Concello de Vigo), the Port of Vigo, and industry associations CONXEMAR and ANFACO.

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October 10, 2023
October 11, 2023
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Auditorio y Palacio de Congresos Mar de Vigo


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