The programme of the conference will focus on three thematic axes as follows:
The conference will include keynote presentations, oral, and poster sessions, as well as workshops, where smaller groups can discuss specific aspects of EBUS (i.e., low oxygen, modeling, etc.). Although the conference aims to be in-person, options for virtual participation will be provided. Early career scientists are encouraged to attend, and events will be programmed to promote research by younger generations and provide opportunities for networking. An evening lecture open to the general public will place scientific issues within the reach of the audience. At the end of the conference a summary of the meeting will be provided and discussed with an executive panel composed of decision makers and academia. The conference will foment discussion of the science, ecosystem services and management in EBUS and in relation to the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.
In addition, the conference will include:
- An event to promote research by younger generations and provide opportunities for networking.
- An evening lecture open to the general public that will place scientific issues within the reach of the audience.
- A night of videos where the winners of the contest 'What do we do to take care of our coastal slopes, our sea, and our ecosystem services?' will be presented, organized globally in the categories of children, youth and organized citizenship.
- An executive panel composed of decision makers and academia will present a summary of the conference and discuss the highlights for the sustainability of EBUS and the ecosystem services they provide.