Programme EurOCEAN 2010

Grand Challenges for Marine Research in the Next Decade

Thermae Palace, Oostende, 12-13 October 2010 12 October 2010 pdficon_large Download the programme as a PDF-file 08:00 – 09:00 Registration & Coffee Opening Session – Presenting EurOCEAN 2010 Session Chair: Lars Horn, Chair of the Marine Board-ESF, Research Council of Norway (RCN), Norway 09:0a0-09:10 Formal Opening of the Conference Ingrid Lieten, Vice-Minister-President of the Flemish Government, Flemish Minister for Innovation, Public Investment, Media and Poverty Reduction 09:10-09:20 Welcome and Introduction to EurOCEAN 2010 Lars Horn, Chair of the Marine Board-ESF, Research Council of Norway (RCN), Norway 09:20-09:40 Opening Address Maria Damanaki, European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries 09:40-09:50 Introduction to the Ostend Declaration Kostas Nittis, Coordinator of the Ostend Declaration Drafting Group, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), Greece Session 1: Science and the Sea - Lessons for the Road Ahead Session Chair: Manuela Soares, European Commission, Directorate-General for Research 09:50-10:00 Opening Address Manuela Soares, European Commission, Directorate-General for Research 10:00-10:20 The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission: Fifty years of International Cooperation in Ocean Science, Services and Capacity-building Wendy Watson-Wright, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO 10:20-10:50 Coffee/tea break Press Conference 10:50-11:10 From Galway to Aberdeen, ... to Oostende – Progress in Marine and Maritime Science Policy Peter Heffernan, Marine Institute, Ireland 11:10-11:30 Marine Science Contribution to Society and Industry Jean-Yves Perrot, French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer), France 11:30-11:50 Science Driving a Better Maritime Governance Colin Moffat, Marine Scotland, United Kingdom 11:50-12:10 A Question of Scale – The Regional Science Approach Valery Forbes, BONUS EEIG Steering Committee, Roskilde University, Denmark 12:10-12:30 Discussion 12:30-14:00 Lunch Session 2: Marine Science 2020 - Grand Challenges and Opportunities for the Next Decade (1) Session Chair: Mike Thorndyke, Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment, Sweden 14:00-14:10 Opening Address Mike Thorndyke, Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment, Sweden 14:10-14:30 The Role of Oceans in the Earth and Climate System Karin Lochte, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Germany 14:30-14:50 Creating a Better Understanding of Marine Ecosystem Functioning Carlo Heip, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), The Netherlands 14:50-15:10 The Oceans and Human Health, and Humans and Ocean Health - Risks and Remedies from the Sea John Stegeman, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), USA 15:10-15:30 A Deeper Knowledge – Discovery and Exploration of the Deep Sea Frontier Achim Kopf, Center for Marine Environmental Sciences (MARUM), University of Bremen, Germany 15:30-15:50 New Innovations in Marine Science & Technology: Emerging Technologies... Converging on the Oceans Geoffrey O’ Sullivan, Marine Institute, Ireland 15:50-16:30 Coffee/tea break European Ocean Observing System 16:30-16:45 Real-time, Long-term Integrated Observations of European Seas for Monitoring and Research Peter Haugan, Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, Norway 16:45-17:00 Prospects for a seabed and habitat map of Europe David Connor, Joint Nature Conservation Committee, United Kingdom 17:00-17:30 Discussion 17:40-18:00 Official Launch of Marine Board Vision Document on Marine Renewable Energy Closing drink with local beers 19:30 Reception & Conference Dinner in the Royal Galleries 13 October 2010 08:30-09:00 Registration Session 3: Marine Science 2020 – Grand Challenges and Opportunities for the Next Decade (2) Session Chair: Peter Herzig, Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences (IFM-GEOMAR), Germany 09:00-09:10 Opening Address Peter Herzig, Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences (IFM-GEOMAR), Germany 09:10-09:30 Maritime Spatial Planning – Towards a Safe and Sustainable Use of Maritime Space Fanny Douvere, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) 09:30-09:50 Harnessing Renewable Energy from the Sea Henry Jeffrey, UK Energy Research Centre, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom 09:50-10:10 Charting a Course – Maritime Transport Research Priorities Willem Laros, European Technology Platform WATERBORNE, Community of European Shipyards Associations (CESA) 10:10-10:30 Sustainable Harvest of Biotic Ocean Resources Ole Arve Misund, Institute of Marine Research (IMR), Norway 10:30-11:00 Coffee/tea break 11:00-11:20 Blue Biotechnology – New Opportuntities for Europe Joel Querellou, French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer), France 11:20-11:45 Discussion 11:45-12:00 Closing Keynote Address – Reinforcing the European Marine Bioeconomy Maive Rute, European Commission, Directorate-General for Research 12:00-13:20 Lunch Session 4: Securing Capacity and Impact: Towards a Globally Competitive European Research Area for Marine Science Session Chair: Sybille van den Hove, Director of MEDIAN, Visiting Professor at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (ICTA-UAB), Spain 13:20-13:30 Opening Address Sybille van den Hove, Director of MEDIAN, Visiting Professor at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (ICTA-UAB), Spain 13:30-13:50 Communication and Outreach – Getting the Right Message to the Right People Telmo Carvalho, EurOcean Internet Portal, Portugal 13:50-14:10 Training the Next Generation of Marine Scientists Jean-Pierre Henriet, Ghent University, Belgium 14:10-14:30 European Marine Research Infrastructures for the next Decade Rudy Herman, Department of Economy, Science and Innovation of the Flemish Government (EWI), Belgium Hervé Pero, European Commission, Directorate-General for Research 14:30-15:00 Supporting the Science – Future Look at a New Marine Science Funding Landscape - Towards Integrated Marine Research Strategy and Programmes (SEAS-ERA) Joan Albaiges, Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), Spain - Joint Programming Initiative "Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans" Christina Abildgaard, Deputy Director General, Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affaires, Norway - A Scientist's Perspective Philip Weaver, National Oceanography Centre (NOC), United Kingdom 15:00-15:30 Discussion 15:30-16:00 Coffee/tea break Closing Session: A Call from the European Marine Science and Technology Community – Approval of the Ostend Declaration Session Chair: Edward Hill, National Oceanography Centre (NOC), United Kingdom 16:00-16:10 Presentation of the draft Ostend Declaration 16:10-16:30 Open discussion on the Ostend Declaration EurOCEAN 2010 Delegates Closing remarks: 16:30-16:50 Máire Geoghegan Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science 16:50-17:00 Sabine Laruelle, Belgian Federal Minister for SMEs, Independents, Agriculture and Science Policy 17:00-17:10 Adoption of the Ostend Declaration 17:10-17:25 Conference Achievements and Closing Address Jan Mees, Vice-Chair, Marine Board-ESF, Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), Belgium 17:30 EurOCEAN 2010 Ends