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EurOCEAN 2023

The EurOCEAN 2023 conference will take place on 10-11 October 2023 as an in-person event at the Auditorio y Palacio de Congresos Mar de Vigo, Vigo, Galicia, Spain.

We have set ambitious objectives to restore our ocean and waters by 2030, and to ensure that we have the science we need to do so. We are now approaching the middle of the decade, and we need to now go from mobilization via the Mission Charter and the Ocean Decade Actions, to work together to achieve the impact of our collective action, and investigate how we will meet these objectives for 2030. We have One Decade to accomplish One Mission. We need One Voice to achieve the One Ocean we want.

The European marine research community, together with the European Commission, is organizing the EurOCEAN 2023 conference in Vigo, Spain on 10-11 October 2023. EurOCEAN conferences are major European marine science-policy conferences organized every 4-5 years. 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.


EurOCEAN 2023 will attract marine policy makers, marine scientists, science stakeholders and communicators, maritime industry representatives and European and national decision makers and programme managers, i.e. those that set, manage and implement the marine science agenda.

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 (June-December 2023).

The conference is 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 Marine Research Centre and Campus do Mar from the University of Vigo, the Board of Trustees of CETMAR (Regional Government - Xunta de Galicia, Spanish General Secretary for Fisheries, Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition, IEO, CSIC, CETMAR, the Universities of Vigo, A Coruña and Santiago de Compostela, and fisheries industries Conxemar and ANFACO-CECOPESCA), the Council of the City of Vigo (Concello de Vigo), the Port of Vigo and the European Fisheries Control Agency (ECFA).

Event Date
Vigo, Spain