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JPI Oceans Strategic Navigation Forum

JPI Oceans Strategic Navigation Forum

Event date: Tuesday 11 Jun 2024

A landmark event endorsed by the Belgian presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Strategic Navigation Forum is set to convene on 11 June in Brussels. This high-level gathering aims to pioneer discussions on the future of marine and maritime research and innovation, looking beyond 2025.


The forum emerges in response to the evolving needs of marine and maritime R&I priorities, stepping beyond the confines of the current JPI Oceans’ Strategy Framework and the European Union’s Horizon Europe program. It represents a unique opportunity for stakeholders across the European marine and maritime ecosystem to collaborate, envision, and shape the future trajectory of research and innovation in this vital sector. All involved in science-policy, research funding, academia, industry, and civil society are welcome to contribute their insights and expertise towards a sustainable and prosperous future.

Objective and Vision

The Strategic Navigation Forum is designed to:

  • Foster reflective exchange of national and European marine and maritime priorities post-2025.
  • Initiate forward-looking deliberations that transcend the current scope of Horizon Europe.
  • Provide a dynamic platform for European stakeholders to engage in strategic exchanges on marine and maritime agendas.

The forum will feature:

  • A plenary session with keynote addresses by esteemed leaders from JPI Oceans member countries, the European Commission, and other key stakeholders.
  • Expert-led discussion panels focusing on the anticipated challenges and opportunities in marine & maritime research and innovation for the latter half of this decade
  • Interactive sessions designed to facilitate in-depth conversations on emerging topics.


You can view and download the draft agenda here.


The event will be held at the Comic Arts Museum in Rue des Sables 20, 1000 Brussels. Please click the button below to register for participating at the JPI Oceans Strategic Navigation Forum. In case you can no longer intend to participate, please contact to deregister. Thank you!