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Have your say on the future of European Research Vessels

On 9 August, EMB and the working group on next generation European research vessels launched a stakeholder survey.  The survey asks about experiences of research vessels and their equipment, and invites you to share your thoughts about their future in Europe.

Strengthening Europe's Capability in Biological Ocean Observations

Today we launch our new Future Science Brief 3 on “Strengthening Europe's Capability in Biological Ocean Observations” (pdf). This publication calls to enhance European biological ocean observation capacity to strengthen global efforts towards our understanding of the ocean.

Commissioner Vella meets European ocean reasearch leaders for third time

Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries is meeting today with ocean research leaders at the European Commission’s Berlaymont building, to discuss perspectives on the future of marine research in Europe.

SOPHIE Project website launched

Research in the field of Oceans and Human Health gets a big boost this week, as the Seas, Oceans and Public Health in Europe project launches its new website. Designed to encourage debate between different sectors, Seas, Oceans and Public Health in Europe (SOPHIE for short) will build a community of researchers and practitioners to explore the links between our oceans and our health.

Paying tribute to Professor Mário Ruivo

Today the marine science community is paying tribute to Professor Mário Ruivo at a commemorative event organised by EurOcean in Brussels, entitled "Your Ocean, Your Future". In his role as EMB Chair and Director of Flanders Marine Instiutute (VLIZ), Prof. Jan Mees is giving a presentation on "A science perspective on Mário Ruivo's legacy: future challenges for European marine research in a global context". The event also includes other current and former EMB members.

AtlantOS European Strategy Workshop

On 4-5 June, the European H2020 project AtlantOS held a workshop to develop a European strategy for the future Atlantic Ocean Observing System in Brussels, hosted by EuroGOOS.

This was co-organized by EMB together with EuroGOOS, IOC and GEOMAR with the aim to deliver a European contribution to the wider Blueprint for the Atlantic Ocean Observing System.

European Research Vessel Working Group Kicks Off

The EMB Working Group on "Next Generation European Research Vessels" formally kicked off activities on 15-16 May 2018 at a meeting kindly hosted by Chair Per Nieuwjaar at the Havforskningsinstituttet (Institute of Marine Research, IMR) in Bergen, Norway. This activity is a collaboration with the European Research Vessel Operators (ERVO), who are also a former Marine Board panel.

have your say in the future of EOOS - Consultation 2018 on Strategy and Implementation Plan

On 25 April, EOOS stakeholder consultation is launched to collect feedback on the draft strategy and implementation plan 2018-2022. Stakeholder co-design and engagement are key to achieving a truly integrated and sustained ocean observing framework, EOOS.