Save the date of October 7-9 in your diaries for the EurOCEAN 2014 conference, which is taking place in Rome. The EurOCEAN 2014 conference will focus on the grand challenges of marine and maritime research and policy. Bringing together marine scientists from a broad range of disciplines with policymakers, industry and NGOs, a key output of EurOCEAN 2014 will be the development of a common vision on achieving an ecosystem approach to the management of Europe’s marine resources as a fundamental requirement for sustainable Blue Growth. EurOCEAN 2014 is an official event of the Italian EU Presidency. Location: CNR Headquarters, Piazzale Aldo Moro 7, 00185 Rome.