The EMSO Conference: preparing for UN Decade of Ocean Science took place in Athens from 12th to 14th February. It was designed to contribute to the improvement of the conditions for sustainable development and fulfillment of societal needs, increasing the awareness of the importance of the Ocean’s health, and to enhance the coordination of international cooperation worldwide in preparation to the UN 2021-2030 Decade of Ocean Science.

Following the conclusion of the conference, the participant Research Infrastructures Consortia – EMSO, EMBRC, EuroArgo, ICOS-Marine, LifeWatch and EPOSreleased a final joint statement:

“Over 50 leaders of the international ocean science community – scientists, research infrastructure
(RI) managers, funding agency representatives, data service providers and industry leaders –
gathered in Athens in a conference organized by EMSO ERIC, to discuss innovative ways by which the science community can coordinate activities to address the United Nations ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and support the Horizon Europe mission on “Healthy Oceans, Seas, Coastal and Inland Waters”. […]”

Continue reading the statement here.