Climate change affects all regions and sectors. European Marine Board recognises the importance of ocean science in responding to climate change and has, over the years, addressed multiple climate research challenges and delivered recommendations through its expert working groups and open forum.

The Consensus Statement jointly issued by the European Marine Board and the US Consortium for Ocean Leadership calls for recognition of the ocean in climate action and support for long-term ocean-climate research and observation programmes.

The European Marine Board stands ready to work across borders and disciplines towards a greater understanding of ocean-climate nexus and to communicate scientific knowledge to support ocean stewardship and measures to understand, mitigate and adapt to global change.