Virtual Early Career Ocean Professional Day (V.ECOP Day)

A 24-hour livestream event hosted by and for international Early Career Ocean Professionals
Virtual Early Career Ocean Professional Day

Virtual Early Career Ocean Professional Day

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A message from the German Marine Research Consortium (a contribution to the UN Oceans Decade):

Dear Ocean Friends & Colleagues, save the date! The Virtual Early Career Ocean Professional (V.ECOP) Day will be held June 1st 2021, immediately following the kick-off of the First International Conference of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

As an official UN Ocean Decade Activity, V.ECOP Day is a 24-hour livestream event following the sun around the globe. Hosted by and for international Early Career Ocean Professionals from a wide variety of disciplines, these future leaders and experts will present their work, activities, and contributions to the UN Ocean Decade and explore what’s next in this dynamic field.

There are currently open calls for:

Presenters | Review the VECOP Call for Contribution for more information about the tasks and application process. Once you’ve decided to contribute, apply via this form.
Film Makers | Showcase your short or feature film in the virtual event Cinema. Whether five minutes or two hours, we welcome ocean and science-related videos to entertain and inform our attendees. Contact the organisers directly at for details.
Exhibitors | Want to showcase your organization or activities at our virtual booth for FREE? Space is limited so contact us soon at for details.

Whether early career, experienced, or considering joining the ocean community, we cordially invite you to join us for this exciting virtual event. We’ll send more details in the coming days and weeks; but in the meantime, be sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter, and please share this information with your friends and colleagues!

This official UN Ocean Decade Activity is organized by the German Marine Research Consortium together with the ECOP program and supported by Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation.