Opinion article by EMB Executive Director Sheila Heymans in EcoMagazine | European Marine Board

Opinion article by EMB Executive Director Sheila Heymans in EcoMagazine

EMB Executive Director Sheila Heymans’ publishes opinion article ‘Managing Marine Ecosystems Today and into the Future’ in the May/June issue of EcoMagazine.

EMB Executive Director Sheila Heymans’ publishes opinion article ‘Managing Marine Ecosystems Today and into the Future’ in the May/June issue of EcoMagazine.

The article outlines challenges for marine ecosystem managers and policy makers when faced with multiple stressors on the marine environment and the science needed to manage human impacts on our changing ocean. The challenges for science include knowing what is there and how it might change over time. We need more sustained observations of ocean physics, chemistry and biology and models to make well-validated predictions. The nature of the ocean means that governance requires a global perspective and progress is being made.

Read the full article here, and keep an eye out for our flagship publication Navigating the Future V to be published on 11th June 2019. This report provides a detailed assessment of the science needed for a sustainable future in 2030 and beyond.