EurOCEAN 2019 (11-12 June 2019, Paris, France) discussed the contribution of European marine science to the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030). The conference also highlighted the contribution of marine science to other ongoing and future initiatives supported by Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe, the European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation programme (2021-2027). The European Marine Board flagship publication Navigating the Future V (NFV) was launched at the EurOCEAN 2019 conference.
EurOCEAN 2014 (07-09 October 2014, Rome, Italy) highlighted the importance of Blue Growth and commercially-driven research, equally emphasizing that a growing and sustainable maritime economy will also require a greater investment in scientific research to deliver knowledge, tools and advice on sustainable management of marine resources and a better understanding of ecosystems underpinning the maritime economy.
EurOCEAN 2010 (12-13 October 2010, Ostend, Belgium) discussed policy developments and achievements since EurOCEAN 2007, highlighting new challenges and opportunities for marine research in the next decade. This conference came at a crucial time to impact the development of the future European Commission Common Strategic Framework for EU Research and Innovation Funding. High-level speakers profiled the crucial importance of marine sciences in the European economic recovery, growth and innovation.
EurOCEAN 2007 (22 June 2007, Aberdeen, United Kingdom) took place during the final phase of a public consultation process on the European Commission Green Paper "Towards a future for the Union: A European Vision for the Oceans and Seas", and provided a unique opportunity for the European marine and maritime science communities to respond through the Aberdeen Declaration.
EurOCEAN 2004 (10-13 May 2004, Galway, Ireland) presented a wide range of marine science challenges and opportunities, reviewed progress towards a European Research Area and examined ways to achieve further integration in Europe.