"EurOCEAN is now established as a major forum for the European Commission's partnership with the marine scientific community"
- Maire Geoghegan Quinn, Former EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science (October 2010)
EurOCEAN conferences are major European marine science policy conferences. They provide a forum for the marine and maritime research community and wider stakeholders to interface with European and Member State policymakers and strategic planners, to consider, discuss and respond to new marine science and technology developments, challenges and opportunities.
EurOCEAN conferences started in the 90s as EurOCEAN/MAST Days Conferences. Previous conferences were held in Brussels (1993), Sorrento (1995), Lisbon (1998), Hamburg (2000), Galway (2004), Aberdeen (2007), Ostend (2010), Rome (2014) and Paris (2019). Since 2000, EurOCEAN conferences are co-organised, in partnership, by the European Commission and the European Marine Board, who is catalysing the research community and coordinating the programme, and local organising committees.