Fostering Knowledge on Sustainable Ocean: What Benefits for the EU?

Introducing The Blue Book ‘Copernicus for a Sustainable Ocean’
Tuesday 19 November
11:45 – 14:30
European Parliament

On the occasion of the launch of Mercator Ocean International’s Blue Book, MEPs Catherine Chabaud, Renew Europe, and Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar, EPP, organise a conference on The Challenges of Ocean protection.

Since 2014, Mercator Ocean International has been entrusted by the European Commission to monitor the marine environment of the global ocean and the European regional seas in the frame of the EU flagship space programme, Copernicus. Mercator Ocean International’s report, entitled Copernicus for a Sustainable Ocean, reports on the progress made in improving knowledge of the marine environment, which is the basis for the effective and efficient preservation of our oceans, as well as the challenges that lie ahead.

Geneviève Pons, Director of the Jacques Delors Institute’s Brussels’ Office, has been invited to conclude this event, during an intervention entitled “Ocean knowledge & policy: The challenges that lie ahead

The conference will also be the opportunity to question four different dimensions of the Ocean preservation issue, i.e. the environmental dimension (“How to sustainably address growing pressures on the Ocean?”), the economic one (“How to help entrepreneurs through ocean knowledge?), the citizen dimension (“How to engage citizens for a sustainable ocean?) and the diplomatic dimension (“How to support the EU leadership in international ocean governance?”).

Full programme available


19 Nov 2019


14 h 00 min - 14 h 10 min
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