AMU European Conference: Protect Our Oceans, the challenge of Europe's global leadership

Wednesday 16 June 2021


Simultaneous interpretation in French & English

Under the high patronage of Member of the European Parliament, Maria da Graça Carvalho

Scientific Coordinator: Prof Richard Sempéré, Director of the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography (Marseille, France)

We are pleased to invite you to join Aix-Marseille University's second European Conference, to be held on Wednesday 16 June 2021 at the European Committee of the Regions (J. Delors Building, rue Belliard 99-101, 1040 Brussels, Belgium).

As one of the first contributions to the 2021-2030 United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, the European Conference will take place the week following the 2021 World Oceans Day, at a time when global ocean governance is at a critical juncture.

  • How can the European Union rely on the latest scientific developments and oceanographic data to help achieve ambitious goals in intergovernmental negotiations?
  • How can science help prevent irreversible threat to biodiversity due to contaminant dispersal? How can ocean science contribute to better forecast, mitigate and adapt to climate change?
  • How can we achieve a sustainable ocean economy while preserving and protecting marine ecosystems?

By bringing together leading scientists, European policy makers, key players in ocean governance and representatives of civil society, the event will nurture discussions at the frontier between science and technology, bridging scientific progress to policy actions and advances in ocean literacy.

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First confirmed speakers…

  • Ms Maria da Graça Carvalho, Member of the European Parliament
  • Ms Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
  • Prof Eric Berton, President of Aix-Marseille University (France)
  • Mr Pascal Lamy, Chair of the “Starfish” Mission Board of /Horizon Europe/ framework-programme for Research and Innovation
  • Dr Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, Assistant Director-General of UNESCO
  • Prof Richard Sempéré, Director of the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography, Marseille (France)
  • Prof Dr Martin Visbeck, Head of the Research Unit Physical Oceanography, GEOMAR (Germany)
  • Prof Adelino Canario, Director of the Centre of Marine Sciences, University of Algarve, Faro (Portugal)
  • Prof Eve Truilhé, Director of the Center for International and European Studies and Research, Aix-en-Provence (France)

…along with next generation scientists from Aix-Marseille, NGOs representing civil society and Partner Institutions.