EOOS Forum, 8 March 2018: Practical Information

Date and place

The EOOS Forum will run for a full day on Thursday 8 March 2018. The Forum will take place in Brussels at Area 42, Rue des Palais 46, 1030 Brussels (map). 


The programme structure of the Forum is as follows (indicative timing):

  • 8:00-9:00 Registration
  • 9:00-17:00 Forum
  • 17:00-18:30 Reception


The Forum is open to any interested participants and is free to attend. It is compulsory to register to the Forum. The registration is ongoing on the main Forum web page.

How to get to the venue

The Forum will take place at Area 42, Rue des Palais 46, 1030 Brussels. 

The venue is located not far from the Brussels North Railway Station and the Brussels Botanical Gardens. 

Metro: Botanique, lines 2 and 6
Tram: Lefrancq/Sainte-Marie, lines 93, 25, 62
Bus: Sainte-Marie, lines 270, 271, 272, 358, 620

Public transport options to reach the venue are available in Google maps – select ‘directions’ and ‘bus’ symbol.

Brussels Airport is at 12 km or 25 minutes by taxi with normal traffic. There are also direct and frequent trains between Brussels Airport and the North Station. The train schedule in English, French, Dutch, and German, is available on the Belgian railways website


The language of the Forum will be English. Interpretation is not foreseen.


Participants will be provided with complementary catering services during the Forum. This will include coffee breaks, a lunch, and a drinks reception at the end of the Forum.


All new information about the Forum will be released on this website on the dedicated Forum webpage.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the organizers at info [at] eoos-ocean.eu 


EOOS is a community-driven policy-oriented initiative and communications play a critical role in insuring the relevant stakeholders understand the value of ocean observations, both economic and non-economic, as well as the challenges faced by the oceanographic community in sustaining the data collection, integration and fitness for purpose. The Forum participants are encouraged to participate actively in the Forum and also spread the information around them. Twitter hashtag is #EOOS.

EOOS outreach materials and all the latest reports are available on the EOOS materials page of this website. 

For further information or to share your ideas, please contact dina.eparkhina [at] eurogoos.eu