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Policy Statements

European marine sciences and policies are developing and changing rapidly. This calls for continuous alertness from the European Marine Board to the growing number of initiatives and policy developments, and the flexibility and ability to engage in targeted interactions in response. The EMB develop short statements and responses to policy developments (e.g. Stakeholder statements, as well as European Commission Green Papers and Consultations).

European Marine Board Statements and Responses to EC Consultations

  • Stakeholder consultation to the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 Work Porgramme 2018-2020

European Marine Board response to the EC consultation (August 2016) Download

  • Stakeholder consultation to the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 Work Porgramme 2018-2019-2020

European Marine Board response to the EC consultation (April 2016) Download

  • Stakeholder consultation on the Strategic Research Agenda revision of JPI Climate

European Marine Board response to the JPI Climate consultation (April 2016) Download

  • EC Stakeholder consultation on International Ocean Governance

European Marine Board full response and cover letter (October 2015)

  • Stakeholder consultation to the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 programme
    European Marine Board response to the EC consultation (June 2014) Download
  • Stakeholder consultation to the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 programme
    European Marine Board response to the EC consultation (June 2014) Download
  • Stakeholder consultation on seabed mining
    European Marine Board response to the EC consutation (June 2014) Download
  • Message from Bedruthan: Unanimous call for a coordinated, transnational and interdisciplinary Oceans and Human Health research programme in Europe Download
    High-level message from a workshop which brought together 50 experts from a broad range of disciplines to discuss the complex interactions between the marine environment and human health (March 2014). The Bedruthan workshop unanimously called for a coordinated, transnational and interdisciplinary Oceans and Human Health research programme in Europe. Research should be solutions-oriented, supporting health and wellbeing promotion and disease treatment, and informing maritime, environment, public health and innovation policy.The workshop was convened by the European Centre for Environment and Human Health (University of Exeter) and the European Marine Board, with organizing support from Ifremer, the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) and Plymouth Marine Laboratory.
  • Marine Knowledge 2020: From seabed mapping to ocean forecasting
    Marine Board Response to the EC Consultation (December 2012) Download response View cover letter 
  • Areas of untapped potential for the development of the European Research Area
    Marine Board Response to the EC Consultation (November 2011) Download
  • From Challenges to Opportunities: Towards a Common Strategic Framework for EU Research and Innovation Funding
    Marine Board Response to the EC Green Paper (May 2011) Download
  • Marine Board Statement Towards a European Network of Marine Observatories (September 2010) Download
    The Statement is the outcome of the 2nd Marine Board Forum (16/09/10, Brussels)
  • Roadmap for a European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODNET)
    Joint Marine Board - EuroGOOS Response to the EC Consultation Download
    Marine Board - EuroGOOS Vision Document on EMODNET (September 2008) can be downloaded from the publications page
  • EU Action to promote Offshore (Wind) Energy 
    Marine Board Response to the EC Consultation Download
  • Invasive Alien Species (IAS) – A European Concern
    Marine Board Response to the EC Consultation Download
  • WISE-Marine, Extending WISE to Serve as a Common Reporting Platform for the Marine Environment Community under the EU Maritime Strategy
    Marine Board Response to the EC Consultation Download
  • Adapting to Climate Change in Europe – Options for EU Actions
    Marine Board Response to the EC Green Paper Download
  • Marine Board's Responses to the EC Green Papers: (i) Towards a future Maritime Policy for the Union: A European vision for the oceans and seas, and (ii) The European Research Area: New Perspectives Download (2MB)