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Marine Science Communication in Europe: a way forward

New Ocean challenges and opportunities fuel the need for enhanced marine and solution-oriented science communication. This Future Science Brief highlights the critical need to strengthen the marine science communication capacity in Europe, as well as develop dedicated training programs, engage in deeper and wider collaboration with stakeholders, and ensure close interaction with the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) and the EU Mission: Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030. 

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EMB Annual Report 2021

Although the impact of the pandemic continued to be noticeable for all, we can look back on a successful 2021 in the end. This year marked the start of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, to which the EMB proudly became the very first Implementing Partner. This news was shared during EMB's 8th Open Forum, organized as a hybrid event in Brussels and online, where a wide variety of Ocean stakeholders were brought together. EMB was able to publish three publications and launch the impact video for the NFV document. Find out all about our activities in the EMB Annual Report 2021.

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Uncovering the hidden threat of Marine Geohazards in Europe

Today, our society depends on critical coastal and marine infrastructure such as ports, telecommunication cables and renewable energy installations. With increasing human activities conducted in the marine environment and an increasing population living at the coast, society is becoming more exposed and vulnerable to the impacts of marine geohazards. This Policy Brief raises awareness about dormant geological risks in European coastal regions, and makes recommendations for future research and policy. It summarises the main messages and recommendations from the recent EMB Position Paper Nº26 on “Marine Geohazards: Safeguarding Society and the Blue Economy from a Hidden Threat”, published in December 2021. 

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8th EMB Forum Proceedings

The 8th EMB Forum took place in Brussels and online on 1 December 2021, and was on the topic of "Supporting the Ocean Decade in Europe". Over 100 participants from Europe and further afield engaged both online and in person, representing academia, early career researchers, policy-makers, industry, and NGOs. This document is a summary of the discussions, and full recordings of the sessions are available on the EMB YouTube Channel.


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Marine geohazards: Safeguarding society and the Blue Economy from a hidden threat

Considering that marine geohazards are unavoidable and will certainly continue to occur in the future, it is crucial to improve and expand our knowledge of those events. EMB Position Paper Nº26 presents an overview of the type, distribution and impact of marine geohazards on the European coastal regions and Blue Economy sectors. It highlights novel scientific approaches that broaden our understanding of their processes, trigger mechanisms and precursors. The document points towards relevant actions that would ensure the development of effective risk-mitigation and science-based management practices and policies, thereby contributing to protect coastal population and economic activities at sea.

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EMB Working Group on Blue Carbon meets for the second time

On 8 March 2023, the EMB Working Group on Blue Carbon met for the second time online to discuss the first draft of the Policy Brief. The aim of this working group is to produce a Policy Brief on Blue Carbon which will be launched in late 2023.
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EMB Working Group on Deep Sea and Ocean Health kicks-off

On 8-9 February 2023, the new EMB Working Group on Deep Sea and Ocean Health met for the first time during the kick-off meeting held at the InnovOcean site in Ostende (Belgium) and online. The meeting was chaired by Sylvia Sander, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel (GEOMAR, Germany) and Christian Tamburini, Institut Méditerranéen d'Océanologie (MIO, France).
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European Project FLORES Kicks Off

The European project FLORES kicks off to boost skills in the offshore renewable energy sector. 

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EMB opens call for 2 new Ambassadors

EMB is looking for two enthusiastic, engaged, and creative early career marine scientists to join their Ambassador Programme. The Ambassadors will play an important role in advocating for EMB and promoting the societal and political relevance of all aspects of the Ocean and marine sciences, including natural sciences, social sciences, policy, and humanities, within their own communities, and to a wide diversity of stakeholders in Europe. The two new Ambassadors will collaborate and liaise with our current Ambassadors and recent Alumni to share experiences and ideas and work on activities together. 

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Call for EMBracing the Ocean Artists: 2023 - 2024 programme

The European Marine Board is looking for two new artists for the 2023 – 2024 edition of our ‘EMBracing the Ocean’ artist-in-residence programme.
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Upcoming events

Webinar - European offshore renewable energy: Towards a sustainable future

04 April 2023

On 4 April 2023 the European Marine Board is organising a webinar on the occasion of the launch of the European Marine Board Future Science Brief n°9 “European offshore renewable energy: Towards a sustainable future”. This 1.5-hour online webinar will include a presentation of the document and its main messages, responses to the document from key stakeholders, and an opportunity for Q&A. 

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ECOP Wednesdays - The pursuit of deep seabed mining in the face of uncertainties

05 April 2023

On Wednesday 5 April 2023, EMB will host its 9th ECOP Wednesday series event featuring Pradeep Singh who will speak about what is happening at the International Seabed Authority in relation to deep sea mining and where things are headed. The event will be 1 hour long and will take place from 12:00 - 13:00 CEST. 

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EMB Science Webinar - EMBracing the Ocean artists-in-residence: Enabling Ocean sustainability through creative collaboration

20 April 2023

On Thursday 20 April 2023, EMB will host its 29th Third Thursday Science Webinar featuring EMBracing the Ocean artists-in-residence Michael Begg and Lera Litvinova, who will speak about their projects developed as part of the residency.
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EurOCEAN 2023

10 October 2023 to 11 October 2023

More information soon
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Events Overview

The European Marine Board (EMB) is the leading European think tank in marine science policy. It provides a platform to advance marine research and to bridge the gap between science and policy.