In 2005 the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, together with the Oceanography Society, organized an International Ocean Research Conference (Paris, June 2005) to discuss the expected developments in marine sciences over the next decade. Now, almost ten years later in light of the advances in ocean sciences and technologies and also after important science-policy developments such as The Future we want (UNCSD Rio+20), the Oceans Compact, and Future Earth, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO and the Oceanography Society will convene a new International Ocean Research Conference to discuss and plan the coming decade of international collaboration in marine sciences and technology.
The Conference will focus on how ocean sciences have progressed in the last 20 years and will discuss the coming decade of international collaboration in marine sciences and technology. The conference will be comprised of keynote lectures, oral presentations and poster sessions.
The Conference will provide an overview on the latest trends and achievements in ocean sciences and technologies applied to oceanography and will explore future needs, developments as well as management and governance. The target audience is intended primarily for oceanographers, researchers, engineers, academics, conservation organizations and decision makers that have coastal and marine related responsibilities. The conference will welcome young career scientists.