Seas, Oceans and Public Health in Europe Conference

30 - 31 March 2020

Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science

The SOPHIE conference will showcase the findings of this two-year project and launch the Strategic Research Agenda for Oceans and Human Health research in Europe.

Running over two days at the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, the conference will present conclusions from the various project work streams to a forum of international stakeholders.

Further details will be available shortly. In the meantime, you can register your interest at



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