Ocean Decade meets Mission Ocean

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InnovOcean Campus, Jacobsenstraat 1, 8400 Ostend

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The detailed programme can be consulted via this link.


Logos Ocean Decade meets Mission Ocean, Belgian Presidency of the European Council, UN Decade for Ocean Science, and EU Mission Ocean


On 25 April, the conference 'Ocean Decade Meets Mission Ocean: Blue skills for a sustainable economy' takes place, organized by the Flemish Commission for Unesco (VUC), the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) and the Liaison Agency Flanders-Europe (VLEVA), with the support of the Provincial Development Agency POMWVL and the Blue Cluster.

In 2021, the UN General Assembly kicked off the 'Ocean Decade for Sustainable Development' to boost ocean science and knowledge creation by 2030. The EU also initiated a similar initiative in 2021 called 'EU Mission Ocean and Waters' that aims to protect and restore the health of our ocean and waters through research and innovation. As part of this mission and the Belgian EU Presidency, we are bringing together experts from academia, policymakers, industry leaders and midfield actors to exchange knowledge and collaborate on the theme of 'blue skills'.

'Blue Skills' emphasises the importance of basic knowledge for professionals about ocean-climate-ecosystem interactions to enable the transition to a sustainable, resilient and socially just society. We explore how capacities, talents and skills can be more optimally used for a successful transition.

Participation in the conference is possible by invitation. If you want to join, please contact oceandecade@vliz.be.


The detailed programme can be consulted via this link.


The event takes place at the InnovOcean Campus, Jacobsenstraat 1, Ostend. Click here for directions on how to easily reach the venue by public transportation or car.



Logo's Unesco Vlaamse Commissie, VLEVA, VLIZ