Oceans Meetings: The Ocean and Human Health

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The main objective of Oceans Meeting event is to strength the cooperation between States and relevant stakeholders to better understand the complex linkages between the ocean and human health, not only in order to fill the existing gaps in knowledge on this subject, but also to craft coordinated actions to address the multiple challenges arising in this respect, while anticipating future threats and building the necessary resilience to withstand them.

Building on the work being carried out in relevant international fora, including the recently held  UN Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 14, Portugal is organizing the Oceans Meeting 2017, to take place in Lisbon on the 7th and 8th of September 2017, dedicated to “The Ocean and Human Health”.

The Oceans Meeting 2017 will be composed of a Ministerial Meeting, an international conference and of an international B2B area, designated as «Oceans Business Dialogue», to foster networking and debate around sustainable ocean business solutions in all important key areas: fisheries, aquaculture, biotechnology, shipping, ocean engineering, maritime digitalization, ocean robotics, ocean resources, environmental monitoring and protection, maritime security and safety, tourism and leisure.

The Oceans Business Dialogue initiative will be constituted by the following activities/areas:

  • B2B Oceans Meeting Showcase area – small showcase areas for ocean companies, start-ups, R&D+Innovation centers, NGO’s and public entities
  • Ocean Business Talks – stage area for start-up pitches, ideas pitches and debates.
  • B2B Meeting Space – areas for private business meeting and networking 

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