EurOCEAN 2010 Pre-event: information session in the European Parliament (Brussels, 11 October 2010)

Understanding the Oceans – A Grand Challenge, an Imperative
Edward Hill, National Oceanography Centre, United Kingdom
Blue Biotechnology for Europe – Challenges and Opportunities for Industry and Society
Adrianna Ianora, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Italy
Research & new Technologies for Maritime Activities
Arne Hubregtse, Maritime Research Institute, The Netherlands
Monitoring the Oceans – Essential Knowledge for a Sustainable Maritime Economy
Pierre Bahurel, Mercator Ocean, France

EurOCEAN 2010 Main event: Grand Challenges for Marine Research in the Next Decade (Oostende, 12-13 October 2010)

12 October 2010

Opening Session – Presenting EurOCEAN 2010
Formal Opening of the Conference – Ingrid Lieten, Vice-Minister-President of the Flemish Government, Flemish Minister for Innovation, Public Investment, Media and Poverty Reduction
Speech Video 2 Ingrid lieten
Welcome and Introduction to EurOCEAN 2010 – Lars Horn, Chair of the Marine Board-ESF, Research Council of Norway (RCN), Norway Speech Video 1 Lars Horn
Opening Address – Maria Damanaki, European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
Speech Video 3 Damanaki
Introduction to the Ostend Declaration – Kostas Nittis, Coordinator of the Ostend Declaration Drafting Group, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), Greece Presentation Video 4 Kostas Nittis

Session 1: Science and the Sea – Lessons for the Road Ahead
Opening Address – Manuela Soares, European Commission, Directorate-General for Research Opening adress Video 5 Mabuela Soares
The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission: Fifty years of International Cooperation in Ocean Science, Services and Capacity-building – Wendy Watson-Wright, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO Presentation PDF or Video 6 Wende Watson
From Galway to Aberdeen, … to Oostende – Progress in Marine and Maritime Science Policy – Peter Heffernan, Marine Institute, Ireland Presentation PDF or Video 7 Peter Heffernan
Marine Science Contribution to Society and Industry – Jean-Yves Perrot, French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer), France Presentation PDF or Video 8 JY PERROT
Science Driving a Better Maritime Governance – Colin Moffat, Marine Scotland, United Kingdom
Presentation PDF or Video 9 colin Moffat
A Question of Scale – The Regional Science Approach – Valery Forbes, BONUS EEIG Steering Committee, Roskilde University, Denmark Presentation PDF or Video 10 Valery Forbes

Session 2: Marine Science 2020 – Grand Challenges and Opportunities for the Next Decade (1)

Opening Address – Mike Thorndyke, Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment, Sweden
Opening adress Video 11 Mike Thorndyke

The Role of Oceans in the Earth and Climate System – Karin Lochte, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Germany
Presentation PDF or Video 12 Karine Lochte
Creating a Better Understanding of Marine Ecosystem Functioning – Carlo Heip, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), The Netherlands Presentation PDF or Video 13 Carlo heip
The Oceans and Human Health, and Humans and Ocean Health – Risks and Remedies from the Sea – John Stegeman, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), USA Presentation PDF or Video 14 Stegeman
A Deeper Knowledge – Discovery and Exploration of the Deep Sea Frontier – Achim Kopf, Center for Marine Environmental Sciences (MARUM), University of Bremen, Germany
Presentation PDF or Video 15 Achim Kopf

New Innovations in Marine Science & Technology: Emerging Technologies… Converging on the Oceans – Geoffrey O’ Sullivan, Marine Institute, Ireland
Presentation PDF or Video 16 Geoffrey OSULLIVAN
Real-time, Long-term Integrated Observations of European Seas for Monitoring and Research – Peter Haugan, Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, Norway Presentation PDF or Video 17 Peter Haugan
Prospects for a seabed and habitat map of Europe – David Connor, Joint Nature Conservation Committee, United Kingdom
Presentation PDF or Video 18 David Connor

13 October 2010

Session 3: Marine Science 2020 – Grand Challenges and Opportunities for the Next Decade (2)