On 30 November and 1 December 2022, the European Marine Board Communication Panel and the University of Montpellier will organise the fifth international marine science communications conference: CommOCEAN 2022.

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I will participate in person


The event will take place in Sète (France 34200), hosted by the University of Montpellier (member of French Marine Universities Network), Ifremer and the MARBEC Research Laboratory. Sète is a port city on the Mediterranean Sea, close to Montpellier, which is home to large academic and research community.

Sète tourist office

Venue: Station Ifremer of Sète – UMR MARBEC research lab, Avenue Jean Monnet - 34203 Sète (France)

More information about the venue and suggested accommodation will be available soon.


On 29 November evening, an icebreaker with all participants coming to Sète will be organised.

More information soon.

Conference dinner

On 30 November evening, a conference dinner and visit to Maison Noilly Prat in Marseillan will be organised. Your participation is optional, and registration is mandatory. Bus transportation to and from Marseillan (20 km from Sète), visit of the cellars and tasting of their vermouth will be organised.

I will participate online

For its first time, and after the successful online 2020 edition, the CommOCEAN conference will have an online component. Some plenary sessions will be web-streamed and on the 1st of December, as dedicated online session will be organised. 

More information soon.