2015 is a special year with the upcoming Climate Conference (Conference of Parties, COP21) in Paris in December. Its goal is to reach a global agreement to mitigate and adapt to climate change as part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Hence, EURASC has focused its 2015 event on “Climate change: impacts on ocean, food production, health and the economy”. The symposium will be an official event of COP21, invited by the Université de Bretagne Occidentale and organised by the European Academy of Sciences. EURASC 2015 will take place in Brest, France, on 27-28 October 2015. The Quartz, one of the best French national scene, will host this 2-day event.

For the first day, we have line-up an impressive list of speakers:

  • Jean Jouzel, Vice-president of the International Panel for Climate Change, joint winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009,
  • Andrea Tilche, Head of the Unit Climate Action and Earth Observation, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission,
  • Jan Mees, Chair of the European Marine Board,
  • Martin Visbeck, Geomar, Kiel, Germany,
  • Paul Wassmann, University of Tromsö, Norway,
  • Anil Markandya, Basque Center for Climate Change, Spain,
  • Sari Kovats, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom,
  • John R. Porter, University of Copenhagen, Denmark,
  • Michel Colombier, Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales IDDRI, Sciences Po, France.

The second day will be dedicated to EURASC award talks (including one on Climate Change studies and policies: Corinne Le Quéré, Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom).


EURASC 2015 is hosted by "SaferSeas", an international event that take places every two years in Brest, France. The EURASC 2015 conferences will be open to the participants of the other "SaferSeas" workshops and conferences; reciprocally the registered EURASC participants can attend the "SaferSeas" workshops and conferences.


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Registration via is mandatory but it is free of charge.

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