Conference themes

The Marine Regions Forum 2019 will be held under the overarching theme “Achieving a healthy ocean – Regional ocean governance beyond 2020”.

Our aim is to develop clear recommendations, catalyze actionable outputs, and build partnerships for stronger regional ocean governance in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Based on in-depth analysis of needs and opportunities in international ocean policy processes and in dialogue with outstanding ocean governance experts and stakeholders in our Advisory Board and Steering Group, the following three conference themes have been selected to structure the discussions at the Marine Regions Forum 2019:



Each theme will be discussed during multiple workshop-style sessions as well as in the plenaries. The participants will address specific problems in the sessions, aiming to develop concrete and actionable recommendations and tangible outcomes.