EMB attends the EcoScope General Assembly in Cyprus
On 6-9 November 2023, EMB Executive Director, Sheila Heymans, attended the third General Assembly of the EU funded EcoScope project, which was held in Larnaca, Cyprus.Learn More
EurOCEAN 2023 - One Ocean, One Mission, One Decade, One Voice
The EurOCEAN 2023 conference, co-organised by the European Marine Board, took place on 10-11 October 2023 at the Auditorio y Palacio de Congresos Mar de Vigo, Vigo, Galicia, Spain. The conference highlighted the synergies between the EU Mission: Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030, other EU research and innovation and management initiatives, and the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.Learn More
EMB launches two new publications on Coastal Resilience and Blue Carbon at EurOCEAN 2023 conference
Today, on 10 October 2023 at the EurOCEAN2023 conference in Vigo, Spain, EMB launches Position Paper No. 27 ‘Building Coastal Resilience in Europe’ and Policy Brief No. 11 ‘Blue Carbon: Challenges and opportunities to mitigate the climate and biodiversity crises’ during a dedicated session. The session is moderated by the co-Chair of the EMB Working Group on Coastal Resilience, Kristin Richter, and features presentations by Sebastian Villasante (Chair of the EMB Working Group on Coastal Resilience) and Natalie Hicks (member of EMB Working Group on Blue Carbon), as well as insights from Ana Isabel Lillebo (Lead of A-AAGORA project) as part on the panel discussion.Learn More
Policy Brief Scoping Workshop at BRIDGE Black Sea General Assembly (Ankara, Turkiye)
On 27 -29 October 2023, Sheila Heymans and Britt Alexander from the EMB Secretariat attended the BRIDGE Black Sea General Assembly in Ankara, Turkiye.Learn More
EMB Young Ambassadors Training Workshop 2023
On 15-16 June 2023, the EMB Young Ambassadors attended a training workshop in Ostend, Belgium.
Launch of Ocean oxygen publication
On 8 June 2023, World Ocean Day, EMB launched its Future Science Brief No. 10 “Ocean oxygen: The role of the Ocean in the oxygen we breathe and the threat of deoxygenation”. Ocean deoxygenation is increasing, with significant consequences for marine life and ultimately humans. This new EMB Future Science Brief highlights causes, impacts and mitigation strategies to tackle Ocean deoxygenation, and discusses whether “every second breath we take comes from the Ocean”. It ends with recommendations for policy, management, research and monitoring.
How would the European Ocean Observing and Forecasting System look like in 2035?
It is the year 2035. Extreme weather events such as heavy rainfall, floods and heatwaves have become the new norm all around Europe, and timely ocean information is critical to respond to the crisis. This is the future scenario that was presented at the EuroSea foresight workshop titled “Ensuring accurate climate related predictions in Europe by 2035”, organized by the European Marine Board. The event took place on 15-16 March 2023 at the Museum of Natural Sciences in Brussels, Belgium.Learn More
EMB Secretariat at the European Maritime Day
EMB Executive Director, Sheila Heymans, and Science Officer, Ángel Muñiz Piniella, represented EMB at the European Maritime Day in Brest, France (24-25 May 2023), the annual two-day event during which Europe’s maritime community meet to network, discuss and outline joint action on maritime affairs and sustainable blue economy.Learn More
Meet the new EMBracing the Ocean artists (2023-2024)
Two new artist teams have been selected for the 2023 – 2024 edition of the EMBracing the Ocean programme: Studio ThinkingHand and Sonia Levy. They both have plans for innovative projects that not only have artistic value, but which also contribute to scientific research, and are expected to have a wide audience reach. We are looking forward to their work over the coming year, increasing the visibility of past and present marine life from the deep sea to shallow lagoons.Learn More
Launch of offshore renewable energy publication
Today EMB launches its Future Science Brief No. 9 “European offshore renewable energy: Towards a sustainable future”. To achieve the EU Green Deal vision, the amount of installed offshore renewable energy generating capability in European must increase 30-fold compared to current installed capacity. However, in the rush to develop and install new offshore renewable energy devices across the European sea basins, we cannot ignore the potential environmental and societal impacts that they could have. This document highlights which steps need to be taken to ensure that the expansion of this sector is managed sustainably, responsibly and equitably.