Conference session

Eighth session of the IPBES Plenary

The Eighth session of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Plenary will be held online from 14-24 June 2021.

It will be preceded by online regional consultations and stakeholder day(s) (information on the time and date of these events will follow in due course). 

Further information on the preparatory process as well as information on the registration process, meeting documentation and the platform that will be used for the online meeting will be shared in due course.

The Ocean Decade Virtual Series - Co-designing the science we need for the Ocean Decade: Part 1

This virtual session will explore opportunities and challenges and discuss best practices to deliver co-designed, solution-oriented research that will lead to transformative Decade Actions with long-lasting benefits to the ocean and society.

The session will be organised in two parts:
• Part 1 - What is co-designed, solution-oriented research in the context of the Ocean Decade?
• Part 2 – How can we foster co-design co-production and co-delivery in ocean research during the Ocean Decade?

Symposia on Biogeochemistry at IUGG Montreal

The International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans (IAPSO) is sponsoring two symposia on biogeochemistry, which will be held at the 27th International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) General Assembly. IAPSO are sponsoring or co-sponsoring a total of 31 symposia at the event, including others on topics such as marine plastics and ocean acidification.

the two symposia linked to biogeochemistry are:

- Physics and Biogeochemistry of Semi-enclosed, Shelf Seas, and Coastal Zones

Your Ocean, Your Future: Building on Prof. Mário Ruivo’s Legacy

Prof. Mário Ruivo made many key contributions to marine science and policy in Europe. EurOcean have created this commemorative event as a way of both remembering his legacy, and to pass on his way of thinking to future generations of marine scientists. During this special event, Professor Ruivo´s contribution to the worlds knowledge of the ocean and approaches to improving its management will be celebrated. Mário was instrumental in ensuring that Lisbon host Expo 1998 – the central theme of which was “The Oceans: A Heritage for the Future”.

Conference on Ocean Observation Systems

With the establishment of the European Ocean Observing System (EOOS) as a coordinating framework for better alignment and integration of Europe´s ocean observing capacity, and the results from its recent stakeholder consultation, it is appropriate to reflect on the role Eurocean Members, complementary initiatives such as those of the European Research Vessel Operators (ERVO) and other public and private stakeholders can play in developing and supporting an EOOS action plan

Uhinak Congress

The Uhinak Marine Research Unit Congress will host a marine conference from 6 to 7 March 2018. The aim of Uhinak is to get to know the needs of agents facing climate change and to find out the scientific contributions to meet those needs. In order to achieve that objective, Uhinak sets out a multidisciplinary approach that brings together the different stakeholders: scientists, technicians, and administrations.

The conference is aimed at businesses, institutions and organisations in general, that act and see opportunities regarding the impact of climate change on the coast.

Copernicus Marine Service: An EU asset for sustainable oceans

This session is part of the Copernicus Marine week (25th to 29th September): a week-long dedicated event, each day covering different themes, from science to operations, and from R&D to production.

The Copernicus programme is a cornerstone of the European Union’s efforts to monitor the Earth and its many ecosystems. The Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) is committed to delivering state-of-the-art information about the state of the ocean daily, enabling the development of a wide range of blue applications.