Bringing the Ocean to Society
1 Feb 2018
Launching a New Year

We hope that 2018 has got off to a good start for all our readers. EurOcean has begun the year with the launch of its new institutional video, presenting in an engaging way the objectives and activities of EurOcean. We trust you like it!

We are also proud to unveil a Beta version of the Marine Knowledge Gate 3.0.  Please try it out, but forgive the glitches as we work towards an operational and fully populated version in the coming weeks.

This new version has been developed with the support of the H2020 COLUMBUS project and EurOcean  participated in the 3rd and final COLUMBUS conference in Brussels, where the outcomes and results of the project were showcased.

We are also delighted to announce that on February 22nd, EurOcean is organising at the European Parliament a COLUMBUS supported event entitled “Accelerating Blue Growth through Marine and Maritime Knowledge transfer”. Numbers are limited, so if you are interested in attending, please send us an email as soon as possible. 

Another date for your diary is June 6th 2018, when EurOcean will host, at the Bozar in Brussels, a commemoration event for Prof. Mário Ruivo, EurOcean's founding father and 1st President.  More information coming soon. The prize winners of the “I Live by the Sea” photographic and video competition  will be announced and the winning entries will be on display. There is still time to enter this competition. 

As part of the MARINA project, EurOcean will organise  workshops on Responsible  Research and Innovation in relation to Deep Sea Mining and Marine Biotechnology in collaboration with member FRCT in São Miguel, Azores on March 9th. Following this EurOcean will host an international conference on Deep Sea Mining inn Lisbon on May 4th. Please get in touch if you are interested in attending.


Following on the EurOcean and CNR organised conference on ocean observation systems held in Capri on 24 October 2017, we are happy to announce the publication of a brief report on the event. Also in relation to marine research infrastructures, EurOcean continues to play a key role in providing relevant information to underpin the 2nd MARINET Transnational Access call for infrastructures available for marine renewable energy research.   

Read about all of the above and much more here in our January newsletter and don't forget to check out  the marine jobs and upcoming events sections. 

by Ned Dwyer, Executive-Director of Eurocean