Organised by The European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
DAILY REPORTS FROM THE CONFERENCE:
The complete FINAL PROGRAMME is now available as PDF-file: eurocean.pdf (668 Kb)
Scope of the conference:
EurOCEAN 2000 will be a forum to advance the key issues in European marine research and intends in particular to foster the exchange of ideas across the boundaries of science, administration and policy. Therefore, all administrators and politicians as well as scientists and engineers from the private and public sectors in marine science and ocean technology are invited to attend and participate in the discussions or present papers.
The conference will focus on bringing research providers together with intermediate and end users in order to improve the mechanisms of research and technology transfer into the applied domain. In a series of parallel and plenary sessions, topics will be discussed that cover the priority fields in European marine science and policy. This will allow the engineers, scientists, industrialists, administrators and politicians of this field to discuss the relevant issues of research implementation, to improve the interfacing of natural science, socio-economics and policy, and to develop the key science areas where Europe can play a significant role in the next decade.
In order to better identify what the user community needs with respect to research products, EurOCEAN 2000 will include one day during which participants will have the opportunity to visit industrial companies and research institutes in the region that are active in the maritime sector. A SME brokerage event to foster contacts between industry (particularly small and medium enterprises) and academia in view of joint ventures will be organised on Tuesday, 30 August.
The topics covered at the symposium are:
The invited keynote lectures as well as the abstracts of oral and poster presentations will be published in symposium proceedings.
The symposium language will be English.
Dates: 29 August - 2 September 2000
CCH - Congress Centrum Hamburg,
A Welcome Desk will be available to participants inside the CCH conference venue. The hours for this desk are as follows:
Participants are requested to register as soon as possible using the registration form (euroceanreg.pdf; 646 Kb). This should be completed and returned not later than 12 July 2000 to:
A confirmation will be sent to all participants registered by the deadline date containing a confirmation letter/receipt and the badge giving access to the venues. Any queries on this subject should be addressed to CPO-Hanser.
The registration fee of 325 Euro per participant should be paid before 12 July 2000 (see Method of Payment).
Your conference badge will also entitle you to free transportation in the Hamburg public transport network.
Participants will be responsible for their own travel to and from Hamburg and accommodation costs. These expenses will not be reimbursed by the European Commission. Registration fees will not be reimbursed.
Reduced Registration fees
1) One Day Registration
Registration for participation on only one day of the conference will also be accepted at a cost of 175 Euro. The conditions and method of payment are as stated above and will be valid for one day's attendance. All activities planned for any one day will be available to all participants registered for that day.
2) Special registration fee for students
A certain number of places have been allocated for students paying a reduced fee of 100 Euro. A completed registration form and a dated certificate from their school, university or institute should be sent not later than 12 July 2000 to CPO-Hanser, whose address is shown above.
3) Accompanying partners fee
Accompanying partners can attend the conference for a fee of 175 Euro. This includes participation in all sessions, meals and scientific excursions, but excludes all conference documentation.
Method of payment
Payments will be accepted only by credit card. Please fill out your credit card details on the registration form and return it no later than 12 July 2000. If you are unable to use a credit card you may register on site and pay cash (subject to availability of places).
Participants will be invited to a reception hosted by the Free & Hanseatic City of Hamburg on Tuesday, 29 August 2000.
On Friday, 1 September 2000, conference participants are invited to the conference dinner hosted by the European Commission and the Free & Hanseatic City of Hamburg at the former fish auction hall "Fischauktionshalle" in Hamburg Harbour.
Lunches will be organised (except on 31 August 2000) at the conference venue. For evening meals Hamburg offers a wide choice of restaurants.
Travelling and hotel accommodation
The EurOCEAN 2000 Conference is being held during the EXPO 2000. As the main EXPO site at Hannover is easily reached within one hour by train and many EXPO events are going on during this period in northern Germany, an exceptional number of visistors is expected in Hamburg and hotel rooms are in high demand. The conference organisers have, however, ensured a sufficient number of rooms in different hotel categories from 29 August to 2 September. See the information available with the registration form euroceanreg.pdf (646 Kb).
Lufthansa and Deutsche Bahn have been appointed the official conference carriers. A reduced fare will be granted by Lufthansa and Deutsche Bahn on production of a copy of the completed registration form. Delegates coming from foreign countries can contact their nearest Lufthansa Representative in order to have information on the numerous flights available to Hamburg.
Please make your hotel accommodation as soon as possible by sending the hotel booking form to CPO Hanser. Your hotel reservation will be confirmed, on an availability basis, as soon as CPO Hanser has received your booking form, specifying your hotel priority choices, the category and type of room preferred and the dates required.
During the evening of Wednesday, 30 August 2000, conference participants will have the opportunity to visit the marine institutes of Hamburg University (EXPO project etc.) or the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg.
Hamburg is situated close to the World Exposition venue at Hannover - EXPO 2000. The conference centre has a direct train connection link to the EXPO 2000 site.
The working language will be English.
For the opening session simultaneous interpretation will be provided by the Joint Interpreting and Conference Service of the European Commission.
The European Commission maintains a conference website at this page. Please consult it for more detailed information on the programme and the latest developments, as this page will be regularly updated.
Programme origin and design
European Commission, Research DG