During the ‘The Ocean Conference’ (5 – 9 June in New York, U.S.) the BluePrint team held a meeting at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations on 9th and 10th June. This meeting was our first in person meeting of most of the team and we made good progress. We also took advantage of the UN (in the background) meeting to connect to the wider ocean community. We had very good discussions and greatly advanced the detailed descriptions of each of the chapters. The team set up the timeline for the BluePrint process and began to structure the content of the document.