The summit's 2015 theme “Sustainable Development and Growing the Blue Economy - the Next 50 Years” will be addressed in a diverse conference programme, including sessions on many topics such as ocean planning, marine mining, oil and gas, invasive species and ocean policy.
Abstracts can now be submitted by people who would like to present at the conference. The call for abstracts is open until 31 July.
The WOC is especially seeking presentations by and for the ocean business community and will give preference to presentations from private sector representatives.
Proposed presentations from government agencies, intergovernmental bodies, research or academic institutions, NGOs or others who are working closely with ocean industries will also be considered.
Registration to attend the conference will be open in mid-June.
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