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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.

The distinctive feature that characterizes EurOCEAN conferences is the focus on bringing the stakeholders together to speak with one voice towards policy. Since EurOCEAN 2004, conference delegates have delivered joint policy statements, EurOCEAN Declarations, to raise decision makers’ awareness of the marine research priorities and propose concrete actions. These statements have been critical drivers of research and policy developments in Europe since.

For the first time this year, the EMB Young Ambassadors are organising an EMB ECOP Network Forum back-to-back with the EurOCEAN Conference 2023.

Upcoming EurOCEAN Conference


EurOCEAN Conference 2023
10-11 October 2023
Vigo, Spain

1st EMB ECOP Network Forum

Organised by the EMB Young Ambassadors
8-9 October 2023
Santiago de Compostela, Spain


Previous EurOCEAN 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).