First JPI Oceans conference | JPI OCEANS

First JPI Oceans conference

The first JPI Oceans conference presented on 7 May 2015 the JPI Oceans Vision and Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, the JPI Oceans joint actions and the outcomes of the CSA Oceans project.

The event was open to the marine and maritime science community, policy makers, NGOs and industry representatives and network organisations.

The conference presented:

  • The JPI Oceans Vision and Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda - Priorities for marine and maritime research in Europe and perspectives for future joint activities.
  • The JPI Oceans joint actions including the actions on ecological aspects of deep sea mining and micro-plastics, the multi-use of infrastructure for monitoring and intercalibration for the EU Water Framework Directive.
  • The outcomes of CSA Oceans, the EU FP7 Support Action aimed to facilitate the implementation of JPI Oceans in its startup phase.



The report of the conference is available here (PDF).



The programme of the conference can be consulted here (PDF).



Time and venue

On 7 May 2015, the first JPI Oceans conference took place at the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, in Brussels, Belgium.

More information.

Pre-event: Belgian Premiere Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean 3D

The Belgian premiere of the latest movie of Jean Michel Cousteau was hosted in Brussels on 6 May as a pre-event to the first JPI Oceans conference. Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of ocean pioneer Jacques Cousteau, offers a breakthrough look at a secret world within the ocean. Alongside marine biologist Holly Lohuis, he invites viewers to dive into this whole new world that will leave them in awe of the beauty and diversity of the oceans. Narrated by renowned oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, “Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean 3D” introduces audiences to over 30 species, illuminating behaviors captured for the first time on film


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