The IMBeR Open Science Conference Future Ocean 2 in Brest from 17 to 21 June 2019 brought together scientists and students from many different fields of research around the challenge of "Ocean sustainability for the benefit of society: understanding, challenges, and solutions". More than 300 female and 270 male registered participants representing 59 nationalities from 48 countries spent a week debating and sharing research results. Aliou Sall of Mundus maris was among the approximately 45% of participants with many years of experience.

altThe many parallel sessions, workshops and poster sessions were organised according to three themes:

  • Theme 1. Understanding and quantifying the state and variability of marine ecosystems;
  • Theme 2. Improving scenarios, predictions and projections of future ocean-human systems at multiple scales; and
  • Theme 3. Improving and achieving sustainable ocean governance.

Get a flavour of the breadth of topics addressed at the conference by listening to the last keynote address delivered by Carol Robinson. The conference website with more information is here.