BONUS at the EurOCEAN 2014 conference

The EurOCEAN 2014, held on 7-9 October in Rome, Italy, provided a forum for the marine and maritime research community and wider stakeholders to interface with European and member state policymakers and strategic planners and to consider, discuss and respond to new marine science and technology developments, challenges and opportunities.  During the conference, BONUS chaired a session titled "Regional Seas: to the north and west" featuring also the Baltic Sea case of science in support of policy. The main outcome of the conference, The Rome Declaration outlined participants’ common vision on achieving an ecosystem approach to the management of Europe’s marine resources as a fundamental requirement for sustainable blue growth.

The EurOCEAN 2014 conference brought together marine scientists from a broad range of disciplines with policymakers, industry and NGOs. Highlighting the importance of Blue Growth and of commercially-driven, problem-oriented research, EurOCEAN 2014 equally emphasized that a growing and sustainable maritime economy will also require a much greater knowledge and understanding of marine ecosystem functioning and resilience. A key output of EurOCEAN 2014 is the development of a common vision on achieving an ecosystem approach to the management of Europe’s marine resources as a fundamental requirement for sustainable Blue Growth. This common vision was delivered on 08 October in the Rome Declaration, a consensus view of the EurOCEAN 2014 participants, reflecting that of the European marine science community.

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