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New Science Officer Joins EMB

Britt Alexander joined the EMB Secretariat on Monday 11 March 2019 as a Science Officer. Brittany Alexander (PhD 2015) holds a BSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Bristol, UK, a MSc in Biotechnology from McGill University, Canada, and a PhD in Marine Biology from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Her PhD work led to the characterisation of the cellular mechanisms underlying the Sponge Loop pathway by which sponges recycle nutrients in the ocean, and has applications in advancing sustainable sponge aquaculture. After her PhD Britt worked at the Swiss-based publisher Frontiers (2016-2019) contributing to the development and management of the open-access journal Frontiers in Marine Science. At EMB, she will take on the new activity on Big Data, as well as other activities within the Secretariat.

You can find her contact details here

Britt Alexander joined the EMB Secretariat on Monday 11 March 2019 as a Science Officer. Brittany Alexander (PhD 2015) holds a BSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Bristol, UK, a MSc in Biotechnology from McGill University, Canada, and a PhD in Marine Biology from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Her PhD work led to the characterisation of the cellular mechanisms underlying the Sponge Loop pathway by which sponges recycle nutrients in the ocean, and has applications in advancing sustainable sponge aquaculture. After her PhD Britt worked at the Swiss-based publisher Frontiers (2016-2019) contributing to the development and management of the open-access journal Frontiers in Marine Science. At EMB, she will take on the new activity on Big Data, as well as other activities within the Secretariat.

You can find her contact details here

EMB Young Ambassador Programme

The European Marine Board is looking for two enthusiastic, engaged and creative young ambassadors that are willing to play an important role in advocating for EMB and promoting the role and relevance of marine science and the ocean in general.

The EMB Ambassador Programme will:

  • challenge you to use and showcase your talent to increase general awareness about marine science and the role that EMB plays in promoting marine science;
  • create excitement about the launch of one of EMB’s flagship strategic publications (e.g. Navigating the Future) or events;
  • promote and communicate specific marine science foresight activities amongst your peers, professional network and the wider community.

The European Marine Board is looking for two enthusiastic, engaged and creative young ambassadors that are willing to play an important role in advocating for EMB and promoting the role and relevance of marine science and the ocean in general.

The EMB Ambassador Programme will:

  • challenge you to use and showcase your talent to increase general awareness about marine science and the role that EMB plays in promoting marine science;
  • create excitement about the launch of one of EMB’s flagship strategic publications (e.g. Navigating the Future) or events;
  • promote and communicate specific marine science foresight activities amongst your peers, professional network and the wider community.

SOPHIE Project Meeting and Expert Group Workshop

Experts from across Europe gathered in Ostend, Belgium to discuss the future of oceans and human health research

Experts from across Europe gathered in Ostend, Belgium to discuss the future of oceans and human health research

Europe’s contribution to the future of marine science

On 11-12 June 2019, the high-level science-policy conference EurOCEAN 2019 will take place in Paris. EurOCEAN 2019, the 5th in the EurOCEAN conference series, will explore the role of marine science in the next decade.

On 11-12 June 2019, the high-level science-policy conference EurOCEAN 2019 will take place in Paris. EurOCEAN 2019, the 5th in the EurOCEAN conference series, will explore the role of marine science in the next decade.

Causing a CommOCEAN in marine science communication

On 4 and 5 December 2018 the European Marine Board Communication Panel (EMBCP), organises the third international marine science communications conference, CommOCEAN 2018. The event, which takes place in Southampton (UK) and hosted by the National Oceanography Centre, gathers 150 participants from 25 countries, specialised in marine science communication, to discuss the latest issues facing the ocean, and to improve their skills and learn best practice with regards to communicating with the public, peers and governments about ocean science.

On 4 and 5 December 2018 the European Marine Board Communication Panel (EMBCP), organises the third international marine science communications conference, CommOCEAN 2018. The event, which takes place in Southampton (UK) and hosted by the National Oceanography Centre, gathers 150 participants from 25 countries, specialised in marine science communication, to discuss the latest issues facing the ocean, and to improve their skills and learn best practice with regards to communicating with the public, peers and governments about ocean science.

EMB plays pivotal role in EOOS Conference 2018

On 21-23 November 2018, ocean observing and monitoring communities from across Europe gathered at the EOOS Conference 2018 in Brussels to showcase existing efforts in ocean observation, connect across communities and make progress towards stronger coordination and sustainability in Europe.
On 21-23 November 2018, ocean observing and monitoring communities from across Europe gathered at the EOOS Conference 2018 in Brussels to showcase existing efforts in ocean observation, connect across communities and make progress towards stronger coordination and sustainability in Europe.

EOOS Conference 2018

3-day conference on European Ocean Observing System (EOOS): Connecting communities for end-to-end solutions
3-day conference on European Ocean Observing System (EOOS): Connecting communities for end-to-end solutions

EMB Secretariat is looking for a new science officer

The European Marine Board (EMB) invites applications for the position of Science Officer at the EMB secretariat in Ostend, Belgium.

Applications can be sent in electronic format to the EMB Executive Director, Prof Sheila JJ Heymans (sheymans@marineboard.eu), by 16 November 2018 (17.00 CET), including "EMB SO18" in the subject line of the email. The job interviews will be organised on Monday 10 December in Ostend, Belgium.

The European Marine Board (EMB) invites applications for the position of Science Officer at the EMB secretariat in Ostend, Belgium.

Applications can be sent in electronic format to the EMB Executive Director, Prof Sheila JJ Heymans ( ), by 16 November 2018 (17.00 CET), including "EMB SO18" in the subject line of the email. The job interviews will be organised on Monday 10 December in Ostend, Belgium.

EMB welcomes GEOMAR (Germany) and CETMAR (Spain) as new EMB members

On Wednesday 24 October 2018, the EMB Board meeting approved the membership applications of GEOMAR (Germany) and CETMAR (Spain) members at the EMB Autumn Plenary meeting in Trieste, Italy.
On Wednesday 24 October 2018, the EMB Board meeting approved the membership applications of GEOMAR (Germany) and CETMAR (Spain) members at the EMB Autumn Plenary meeting in Trieste, Italy.

Young Talent and the Blue Economy

European Parliament event to discuss the needs for a modern marine graduate training system
European Parliament event to discuss the needs for a modern marine graduate training system

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