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Press release - Chemical pollution in Europe’s Seas: the monitoring must catch up with the science

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

New Marine Board-ESF position paper 'Monitoring Chemical Pollution in Europe's Seas' sheds light on the gaps in our efforts to monitor and regulate chemical pollution in Europe’s seas. According to a recent poll of more than 10,000 citizens from ten European countries, pollution is the primary concern of the public at large among all issues that threaten the marine environment. A new Marine Board position paper shows that such public concern is not misplaced and is supported by scientific evidence... Read the press release here Download here

2012 Daniel Jouvance Scientific Award for young researchers - Submission Open

Monday, 19 March 2012

Submission is open for the Scientific Award of Daniel Jouvance Institut de France Fundation. The  prize is  specifcally intended for young scientists working in marine biology or oceanography. The topic of the 2012 prize is 'Marine nano-structures' and 'Marine  bio-inspired nano technologies'. Deadline for submissions: 30 April 2012. Download the call flyer: here Further information (in French): here

DG MARE Blue Growth Public Consultation

Friday, 16 March 2012

European Commission Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries opens a public consultation on 'Blue Growth: Sustainable Growth from the Oceans, Seas and Coasts'. The Blue Growth initiative recognises the great potential of marine resources in realising the Europe 2020 strategy towards smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. This consultation aims at gathering the opinion of individuals and stakeholders that have an interest in and would like to shape the EU actions in the marine and maritime sectors. Deadline for submissions: 11 May 2012. Further information: here

Oceans 2025 conference presentations available online

Monday, 20 February 2012

The Oceans 2025 'Science of the Blue Planet' conference aimed to highlight the 'big picture' research and technology achievements, impacts and implications arising from NERC's Oceans 2025 programme. Presentations, audio recordings and posters from the conference are now available on line: here 

Date set for 3rd Marine Board Forum

Wednesday, 08 February 2012

The 3rd Marine Board Forum “New Technologies for a Blue Future” (18 April 2012, Brussels) will gather scientists, policymakers and industry representatives from Europe and beyond to discuss future and emerging blue technologies and the support needed to fast track their development. Professor John Delaney (University of Washington, USA) will give a key-note address on his vision for next generation science in the ocean basins; Dr Manuela Soares (Environment Director at the DG Research & Innovation) will also give a key-note address on EU Research and Innovation intitiatives.
Registration is open (free of charge, provided seats availability): register on this link
Further information: here

New science officer joins the Marine Board Secretariat

Monday, 06 February 2012

Dr. Kate Larkin joined the Marine Board Secretariat as a Science Officer on 06 February. Kate, who previously worked at the UK National Oceanography Centre (NOC), has a multidisciplinary background  with research interests in the sensitivity of marine ecosystems to climate change and experience in ocean observatory development and coordination. Kate’s arrival restores the Secretariat staff complement to five, following the departure of Aurelien Carbonniere in September 2011. Her full profile is available on the Secretariat page.

MBCP to hold Ocean Literacy session at ESOF

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

The Marine Board Communications Panel (MBCP) will hold a session at the 2012 EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) in Dublin. The session “Ocean Literacy – A Grand Challenge for Marine Science Communication and Education” will take place on Thursday 12 July 2012 at 13.30. For further information on ESOF 2012: visit http://esof2012.org/

New Marine Board position paper published

Friday, 16 December 2011

The Marine Board has recently published a position paper on “Monitoring Chemical Pollution in Europe’s Seas: Programmes, Practices and Priorities for Research”. The report critically evaluates current monitoring practices and assessment frameworks, and proposes mechanisms for addressing emerging chemicals of concern within the framework of existing monitoring programmes. The position paper can be downloaded from the publications page.

Marine Board welcomes two new members

Thursday, 13 October 2011

The following new member organizations have recently joint the Marine Board: Italian National Inter-University Consortium for Marine Sciences (CoNISMa) and Danish National Institute for Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua).

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