1st Swiss Ocean Day - The conference for the Swiss ocean community

20 June 2024, University of Bern, Exakte Wissenschaften Room 099
Organizers: Swiss Commission of Oceanography and Limnology

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The Swiss Ocean Day is the networking event for the Swiss ocean community. For the first edition, we cordially invite you to a day of presentations, discussions and updates on Swiss-led ocean science and other ocean-related activities. Following the event’s opening with an engaging keynote address, Swiss ocean scientists and actors will present their research and initiatives during the Open Forum. Ample time will be allocated for networking and exchange on other ocean-related activities.

Keynote speaker

Prof. Laurent Bopp (Ecole Normale Supérior, Paris)

Tentative Program

9:30 Opening and Welcome
9:50 Keynote: Prof. Laurent Bopp (Ecole Normale Supérior, Paris)
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Open forum part I: Science talks 

12:00 Lunch & Poster session 

13:30 Open forum part II: Science talks  
14:30 Survey
14:45 Coffee break
15:15 Open forum part III: NGOs & all
16:00 Closing remarks
16:15 Apero & Poster Session

Organizing committee

Thomas Frölicher (University of Bern)
Núria Casacuberta (ETH Zürich)
Nathalie Dubois (EAWAG)
Dieter Baumgartner (ETH Zürich; early career representative)

Conference language 


Conference fee

The conference fee is 50 CHF (MSc and PhD students: 20 CHF) and will cover coffee break, lunch and apéro.

Call for contributions to the open forum

All scientific group leaders or representatives are invited to present their groups and research activities as a flash talk during the open forum (5 minutes, 1-2 slides). Additionally, NGOs and others are encouraged to share their aims, visions and projects.

Call for contribution to the poster session

All students and postdocs are invited to present their research in a poster format during lunch break and apéro. 

Link to the registration

Link to the registration (Conftool).


Deadline for registration: 28 March 2024


Building and lecture hall plans.

Partners and Sponsors

The first Swiss Ocean Day ist hosted/organized by the Oeschger Centre of the University of Bern under the patronage of the Swiss Commission of Oceanography and Limnology of the Swiss Academcy of Sciences (SCNAT).