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Space at Oceans Day in the European Environment Agency conference hall is limited and already at capacity. The following have priority for seating in the conference hall (from 9 AM to 6:30 PM): High-level participants; Members of government delegations participating in COP-15; members of the media accredited to COP-15; members of collaborating organizations.

Other participants may view a live broadcast of the Oceans Day proceedings in other areas of the European Environment Agency (outside of the conference hall) and at the World Wildlife Fund exhibition tent in Nytorv Square, Copenhagen.

All participants must be registered to participate in Oceans Day (in the EEA and at the World Wildlife Fund tent) for security reasons. If you wish to register, please write a note to Ms. Caitlin Snyder (, +1-302-831-8086) with information on your organization and your interest in oceans and climate issues.

All registered participants (in the EEA and at the World Wildlife tent) will receive notification of their registration via email (the proof of registration will be needed to gain admittance to Oceans Day venues).

Please note that the session on Perspectives from World Leaders and Reception from 7:00 PM to 10 PM is by invitation only.

For other inquiries regarding Oceans Day, please contact Dr. Miriam Balgos (; 1-302-831-8086).


The European Environment Agency (EEA) is located in central Copenhagen at Kongens Nytorv 6. You can travel to the EEA via metro, which stops at Kongens Nytorv Square. The EEA building is located directly across the Square from the metro station. When you exit the station, head north on Holmens Kanal, turn right onto Kongens Nytorv, and follow around the Square. You will then make your first left and the European Environment Agency will be on your right (approximately a 3 minute walk). To get from the Bella Center to the EEA, you can take the M1 metro line (station on Ørestads Boulevard), which also stops at Kongens Nytorv Square. From there, follow the directions given above.

For more information on the Copenhagen metro system, please visit

Contact Information:

Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands
301 Robinson Hall, University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware 19716 USA
Tel: 1-302-831-8086
Fax: 1-302-831-3668

Dr. Miriam Balgos
Program Coordinator
Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands

Ms. Caitlin Snyder
Research Assistant

Mr. Joe Appiott
Research Assistant