From February 9 to 11, 2022, Brest will host the first “One Ocean Summit”, an international summit dedicated to the preservation of the ocean.

It will bring together scientists, economic actors, regional actors and the United Nations to make commitments to strengthen international governance of the ocean. At Océanopolis, a pavilion will be open to the general public to help them understand the stakes of the summit.

Organized in advance of the Summit at the leaders’ level, on February 9th and 10th , the Workshops, Forums and Events are shaped as creative symposium to amplify the action plans for the ocean, to renew hope and ambition by mobilizing all the main ocean actors: scientists, practitioners, multilateral actors, government officials, European Commissioners, local governments, ensuring parity, geographic diversity and youth inclusion.

This major international debate on the Ocean enables knowledge to be shared and approaches to be crossed, particularly by integrating climate change, in order to better anticipate oceanic crises and technological, scientific and environmental transformations. Each workshop proposes, in the form of a “Call for action”, solutions to take concrete action in the face of major maritime challenges.

The workshops and the forums are held simultaneously in English and French and are organized in a hybrid format (face-to-face and video), with international speakers and chairs from the World. A moderator will facilitate dialogue among the speakers and with the audience. A rapporteur will prepare a brief report or will read a recommendation for the leaders engaging in the One Ocean Summit. Lasting one and a half hours, the workshops and forums are accessible, after online registration from January 17 onwards, in person or by streaming.

Events to come

Interactive conference on high seas

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One Ocean Summit University

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