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Ambassador Activities

The EMB Ambassadors are cooperating with EMB on diverse activities for a 2-year period. Read all about their activities and where you might run into them below.

10-13 December 2019: Liam to have an EMB stand at the British Ecological Society Annual Meeting 2019 (Belfast, Northern Ireland)

This large-scale event by the British Ecological Society will focus on celebrating global ecology. Liam will attend and host an EMB stand on the first day of the event in order to disseminate EMB publications to a wider audience as well as raise awareness about the work that EMB does.

1-4 October 2019: Alba attending and speaking at II Congreso de Jóvenes Investigadores del Mar (Malaga, Spain)

II Congreso de Jóvenes Investigadores del Mar is an event aimed at early career researchers. Alba will speak during a session on young marine researcher networks where the discussions will focus on ways to involved early career researchers in the marine science and policy landscape. She will also use the opportunity to speak to peers about the work of EMB and to distribute publications.

24-27 September 2019: Alba Gonzálzes presented EMB and her own work at the ICYMARE Conference (Bremen, Germay)

ICYMARE is the “International Conference for Young MArine REsearchers” which is organized voluntarily by and for young marine researchers. The conference is an event of the “Bremen Society for Natural Sciences”. Alba was able to attend and present her own PhD work along with the work of EMB, and also disseminate copies of EMB publications at a stand.

23-27 August 2019: Liam Lachs participates in the All-Atlantic Ocean Youth Ambassador Summer School (Galway, Ireland)

EMB was very happy to hear that Liam and Alba were asked to participate in the first All-Atlantic Ocean Youth Ambassador Summer School that took place from 23-27 August 2019 in Galway, Ireland, and Liam was able to attend. Only 25 places were available for this summer school, so it was a great honour for them to be asked to participate in this. Liam had the opportunity to speak about his exteriences as EMB Ambassador at this 5-day workshop, which focused on how to fulfil commitments to the Galway and Belém Statements for a sustainable ocean. It was also a great opportunity to network with other early career researchers and to share future advocacy plans.

13 June 2019: Presentation at the EMB Spring Plenary meeting (Paris, France)

After the EurOCEAN conference, our Ambassadors participated in the EMB Plenary meeting to meet and greet with the EMB Delegates, and to hear about the ongoing EMB activities. Alba will be closely following the new EMB Working Group on Marine Geohazards, to be launched by the end of 2019. Liam has shown a particular interest in a possible new Working Group on Coastal conservation, restoration and adaptation that EMB will pick up in the coming year and prepared a short background note to pitch this new topic to the Board.

11-12 June 2019: Closing speech at the EurOCEAN 2019 Conference (Paris, France)

The EMB Young Ambassadors, Liam Lachs and Alba González, presented their vision for future marine science at the closing session of the EurOCEAN 2019 conference. The speech was a result of liaising with the 10 selected PhD-poster presenters in the weeks before and during the conference to discuss their vision for the future of the oceans and the future of marine science. They identified 5 key issues that are fundamental to a sustainable future: open access science; the science policy interface; stakeholder engagement and science communication; education; and gender equality. The contribution and engagement from the young marine scientists during the event was highly appreciate by the conference participants.

21-22 May 2019: EMB Ambassador Training Workshop (Ostend, Belgium)

On 21-22 May 2019, our Young Ambassadors came to Ostend for a training workshop on what the European Marine Board is all about, where we fit in the European marine science-policy landscape, what the trending topics are and which activities they could get involved in.