1. Marine Litter: : How might we engage citizens and organisations in preventing marine litter? How might we put a stop to plastics and other litter related pollution coming from land/river sources? Can we better address pollution from ghost gear (fishing gear lost at sea)?
2. Ocean and Climate Change: How might we boost offshore clean energy production and manage the impact of sea level rise and other effects of climate change for coastal communities?
3. Coastal Ecosystems: How might we better protect European coastal ecosystems from urban development and erosion? How can we better engage society in protecting and conserving marine biodiversity?
4. New sustainable foods and resources: How might we develop new sustainable food sources coming from the ocean? How might we engage European societies and citizens to introduce new sources of ocean food in their diets / new oceanic resources in their everyday life?