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Ocean Forum: an issue for Europe’s scientific experts

From 2 to 4 March 2022 in Paris, as part of the France-Portugal 2022 Season implemented by the Institut français, and as an extension of the One Ocean Summit, the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, with the support of the Institut de l’Océan de l’Alliance Sorbonne Université (France) and the MARE - Centro de Ciências do Mar e do Ambiente (Portugal), is organising a scientific symposium entitled “Ocean Forum: an issue for Europe’s scientific experts”

Updated on 04/03/2022

2 min

In the auditorium of the Sorbonne University International Conference Centre, on 2 March 2022 from 8.15 am, Bruno David, President of the Museum, Annick Girardin, the French Minister of the Sea, Ricardo Serrão Santos, the Portuguese Minister of the Sea, Olivier Poivre d’Arvor, Ambassador for the Poles and Maritime Issues and Nathalie Drach-Temam, President of the Sorbonne University, will launch the Ocean Forum. Olivier Poivre d’Arvor will present the commitment made at the One Ocean Summit. The programme also includes a round-table on the innovative actions developed around the ocean by young French and Portuguese companies and an inaugural lecture by Bruno David entitled “L'océan, cet inconnu” (“The unknown ocean”). 

From the afternoon of 2 March to 4 March inclusive, in the Grand Amphithéâtre Verniquet at the Museum, the rest of the Ocean Forum will take place with lectures and round-tables on current scientific and societal issues relating to the ocean. On 2 and 3 March, the symposium will bring together researchers and experts from France, Portugal and other European Union countries for three themed sessions – “The ocean and global changes”, “The ocean and new frontiers of knowledge” and “The ocean, science and society” – with an introductory lecture followed by round-tables. On 4 March, meanwhile, subjects such as the blue economy, seaweed, marine waste and marine biodiversity will be explored, with the day dedicated to Franco-Portuguese discussion and cooperation on the ocean. 

The discussions in Paris will then continue in Lisbon on 2 September 2022 with a day of round-tables open to the public, entitled “Ocean Forum: the Atlantic, a shared Franco-Portuguese vision”

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“Ocean Forum: an issue for Europe’s scientific experts”

From 2 to 4 March 2022 – FREE UPON REGISTRATION

  • The launch of the 2022 Ocean Forum will take place on 2 March from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm at the Sorbonne University International Conference Centre, 4 place Jussieu, 75005 Paris 
  • Subsequent sessions will take place from 2 March at 2.30 pm to 4 March at 5.30 pm at the Grand Amphithéâtre Verniquet of the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris. 


The Ocean Forum is part of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union and of the France-Portugal Season. 

The Institut français and the event

The Ocean Forum is organised as part of the France-Portugal Season 2022, implemented by the Institut français for the French portion. 

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