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6th Marine Board Forum


The 6th EMB Forum, on "Implementing the UN 2030 Agenda: What role for marine science?" will promote and foster a greater role of the marine science community in supporting the ongoing work at international level to advance the UN 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.

The European Marine Board invites diverse stakeholders from science, industry, policy & governance, economics, law, academia and NGO’s to join them at the 6th Forum to:

  • Gain an overview of the UN 2030 process and the SDGs, as well as the outcomes of the UN’s Ocean Conference and side events (New York, 5 - 9 June 2017) and other relevant progress, outlining some of the key implementation mechanisms;
  • Discuss the role of marine science in policy advice, as seen from different perspectives;
  • Discuss the institutional framework for international ocean governance and explore means of improving the current modus operandi;
  • Identify challenges and needs, and opportunities and incentives for a greater engagement of the scientific community in the international ocean governance processes.

You can read all about the speakers and panelists participating in the event here.


The 6th EMB Forum will take place on Wednesday 6 December 2017


You can register for this event here. Registration is free, subject to availability of places.


You can download the programme for the 6th EMB Forum here.

You can download the Forum flyer here.


The 6th EMB Forum will take place at the Royal Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, Hertogsstraat / Rue Ducale 1, 1000 Brussels.

The nearest metro station is Trône.


If you have any questions, please contact the EMB Secretariat.

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