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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

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).