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The Ocean-Climate Nexus Consensus Statement

The critical role of ocean science in responding to climate change- A call from the ocean research community

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November 2015

Delving Deeper (policy brief)

Key action areas for achieving sustainable management of our deep sea through integrated research

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November 2015

Delving Deeper: Critical challenges for 21st century deep-sea research

Overarching recommendations in deep-sea research to support a sustainable blue economy.

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September 2015

Rome Declaration

A consensus view of the EurOCEAN 2014 participants representing that of the European marine research community and resulting from a wide consultation at national, regional, pan-European and international levels

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October 2014

How our ancestors adapted to sea-level change (policy brief)

A summary of the key research needs and priorities to discover and safeguard Europe’s underwater heritage

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October 2014

Land beneath the waves

State of the art, key opportunities and recommendations to advance the European Continental Shelf Prehistoric Research

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October 2014

Linking Oceans and Human Health: A Strategic Research Priority for Europe

Key research needs and priorities to support the development of a holistic and coherent transnational oceans and human health research effort in Europe

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December 2013

Navigating the Future IV

Foresight report organized around the framework of key societal challenges in the areas of climate, human health, food security, energy and safe and sustainable use of marine space

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June 2013

Achieving Ecologically Coherent MPA Network in Europe: Science Needs and Priorities

Science needs and priorities to inform, engage and empower stakeholders in planning networks of MPAs across Europe and beyond

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April 2013

Getting Ready for an Ice-free Arctic

Science Commentary calling for a sustained Arctic marine observation and data exchange system

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April 2013

Marine Biodiversity: A Science Roadmap for Europe

Reveals gaps in our knowledge and research capacities, examines the policy landscape and includes a roadmap for European marine biodiversity research.

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September 2012

Marine Microbial Diversity and its role in Ecosystem Functioning and Environmental Change

Highlights recent advances in marine microbial research and identifies key priorities and needs for future European research.

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June 2012

Monitoring chemical pollution in Europe's Seas - programmes, practices and priorities for research

A critical evaluation of current monitoring practices and assessment frameworks as well as mechanisms for including emerging chemicals of concern in monitoring programmes

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November 2011

Climate Change Research Results

Synthesis of European Research on the Effects of Climate Change on Marine Environments
CLAMER-Marine Board special publication

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September 2011

Marine Biotechnology: a Vision and Strategy for Europe

Marine biotechnology state of the art and its significant potential to contribute to scientific, societal and economic needs; and a concrete science policy strategy

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September 2010

Marine Renewable Energy

An overview of how marine renewable energy can provide innovative solutions to tackle future energy challenges and to fully contribute to the EU 2020 vision

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September 2010

Science Dimensions of an Ecosystem Approach to Management of Biotic Ocean Resources

Research priorities and a work plan to achieve the objectives of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Joint EMB-ICES-EFARO publication

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April 2010

MarinERA Legacy

Summary of the achievements of the 6th EU Framework Programme ERA-NET project MarinERA 

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June 2009

EMODNET

A vision for an end-to-end, integrated, inter-operable and user-oriented network of European marine observation and data systems 

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September 2008

The Effects of Anthropogenic Sound on Marine Mammals

Addressing a complex problem of the effects of some ocean-based human activities on the marine mammals, who rely heavily on sound for communication and social organization

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June 2008

Remote Sensing of Shelf Sea Ecosystems

Summary of capabilities of satellite RS methodologies and their weaknesses, and a set of recommendations to maximise their effectiveness in monitoring shelf sea ecosystems

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February 2008

Responses to EC Consultations on Maritime Policy and ERA

Marine Board Responses to the European Commission's 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

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November 2007

Impacts of Climate Change on the European Marine and Coastal Environment

An overview of the climate change research challenges both at European and regional levels, and future research needs, in support of European climate change strategies and policies

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March 2007

European Ocean Research Fleets - Towards a Common Strategy and Enhanced Use

An inventory and description of the existing fleets, and recommendations on their enhanced use and management at pan-European level

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March 2007

Navigating the Future III

Strategic overview of marine research, priority recommendations and scientific challenges in the context of European science and societal needs.

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November 2006

Modelling in Coastal and Shelf Seas - A European Challenge

Analysis of hydrodynamic modelling of coastal and shelf seas and data assimilation, illustrating the development effort needed to transform research tools into services for the many users of ocean space and resources.     

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June 2005

Navigating the Future II

Research priorities and recommendations for marine research and policy at the European level - summary of Integrating Marine Science in Europe 

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March 2003

Integrating Marine Science in Europe

A milestone in the process of integrating and developing a strong, fully European profile for marine science as a key component of the European Research Area 

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November 2002

Marine Biotechnology - A European Strategy for Marine Biotechnology

Marine Board strategy for European marine biotechnology, mobilising efforts throughout Europe to address issues like human health, nutrition and environmental impact, as well as to further biodiversity and reproduction

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December 2001

Navigating the Future I - Towards a Marine European Research Area

Marine research challenges and their implications for European marine science and the societies 

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March 2001

Towards a European Marine Research Area

The Marine Board strategic marine science plan for Europe, integrating all relevant dimensions of the natural and social sciences and the concerns of all end users of European seas.

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December 2000