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The Ticking Time Bomb of Climate Change

Science Commentary questioning the over-emphasis in global policy discussions on 21st Century impacts of climate change

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March 2017

Annual Report 2015

Read about the wide spectrum of strategic activities undertaken by the EMB in 2015, bridging the gap between research, policy, industry and society.

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April 2016

STAGES WP4 Stakeholder Consultation

This report reviews an extensive STAGES stakeholder consultation conducted by Work Package 4 "Building a science-policy interface to support MSFD implementation". WP4 was led by EMB, in collaboration with STAGES partners.

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November 2015

The Ocean-Climate Nexus Consensus Statement

The critical role of ocean science in responding to climate change- A call from the ocean research community

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November 2015

Delving Deeper (policy brief)

Key action areas for achieving sustainable management of our deep sea through integrated research

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November 2015

Terms of Identity

The Terms of Identity and Governance provide an up-to-date summary of the key facts and metrics of the European Marine Board (EMB). The document is an addendum to the EMB Guidelines.

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October 2015

EurOCEAN 2014 Conference Report

Key messages from EurOCEAN 2014 – a major European marine science policy conference which took place on 7-9 October 2014 in Rome, Italy.

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September 2015

Delving Deeper: Critical challenges for 21st century deep-sea research

Overarching recommendations in deep-sea research to support a sustainable blue economy.

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September 2015

EMB Value Paper

Read about the benefits of being a member of EMB and review our achievements to date in our new value paper.

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June 2015

Annual Report 2014

Discover EMB's structure and governance and learn about the wide spectrum of strategic activities undertaken in 2014, bridging the gap between research, policy, industry and society.

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April 2015

Rome Declaration

A consensus view of the EurOCEAN 2014 participants representing that of the European marine research community and resulting from a wide consultation at national, regional, pan-European and international levels

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October 2014

How our ancestors adapted to sea-level change (policy brief)

A summary of the key research needs and priorities to discover and safeguard Europe’s underwater heritage

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October 2014

Land beneath the waves

State of the art, key opportunities and recommendations to advance the European Continental Shelf Prehistoric Research

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October 2014

4th EMB Forum Proceedings

The 4th EMB Forum Proceedings Arctic 2050: Towards Ecosystem-based management in a changing Arctic Ocean (12 March 2014, Brussels)

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September 2014

STAGES D4.2 Deliverable

Proposal and Recommendations for a Science-Policy Interface (SPI) to support MSFD Implmentation

STAGES - Science and Technology Advancing Governance of Good Environmental Status

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August 2014

SEAS-ERA D 1.3.1c

Third SEAS-ERA Strategic Forum Report

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April 2014

Annual Report 2013

European Marine Board Annual Report 2013 outlining EMB activities and outputs against the strategic approaches of ForumStrategySynergy and Voice

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April 2014

3rd Marine Board Forum Proceedings

3rd Marine Board Forum Proceedings New Technologies for a Blue Future (18 April 2012, Brussels)

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March 2014

Linking Oceans and Human Health: A Strategic Research Priority for Europe

Key research needs and priorities to support the development of a holistic and coherent transnational oceans and human health research effort in Europe

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December 2013

Navigating the Future IV

Foresight report organized around the framework of key societal challenges in the areas of climate, human health, food security, energy and safe and sustainable use of marine space

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June 2013

Annual Report 2012

European Marine Board Annual Report 2012 outlining EMB activities and outputs against the strategic approaches of Forum, Strategy, Synergy and Voice

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April 2013

Achieving Ecologically Coherent MPA Network in Europe: Science Needs and Priorities

Science needs and priorities to inform, engage and empower stakeholders in planning networks of MPAs across Europe and beyond

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April 2013

Getting Ready for an Ice-free Arctic

Science Commentary calling for a sustained Arctic marine observation and data exchange system

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April 2013

SEAS-ERA D 1.3.1b

Second SEAS-ERA Strategic Forum

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April 2013

Marine Biodiversity: A Science Roadmap for Europe

Reveals gaps in our knowledge and research capacities, examines the policy landscape and includes a roadmap for European marine biodiversity research.

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September 2012

Marine Microbial Diversity and its role in Ecosystem Functioning and Environmental Change

Highlights recent advances in marine microbial research and identifies key priorities and needs for future European research.

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June 2012

Annual Report 2011

Marine Board Annual Report 2011

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May 2012

2nd Marine Board Forum Proceedings

2nd Marine Board Forum Towards a European Network of Marine Observatories for Monitoring and Research (16 September 2010, Brussels) 

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April 2012

Monitoring chemical pollution in Europe's Seas - programmes, practices and priorities for research

A critical evaluation of current monitoring practices and assessment frameworks as well as mechanisms for including emerging chemicals of concern in monitoring programmes

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November 2011

SEAS-ERA D 1.1.1

Synthesis report on existing (sub)national (marine) science and technology strategies

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October 2011

SEAS-ERA D 1.3.1a

First SEAS-ERA Strategic Forum

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October 2011

Climate Change Research Results

Synthesis of European Research on the Effects of Climate Change on Marine Environments
CLAMER-Marine Board special publication

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September 2011

Marine Board Annual Report 2010

Marine Board Annual Report 2010

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May 2011

EurOCEAN 2010 and Ostend Declaration

Report of the high-level conference on marine science and technology EurOCEAN 2010 (12-13 October 2010, Ostend) and the Ostend Declaration 

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January 2011

Marine Biotechnology: a Vision and Strategy for Europe

Marine biotechnology state of the art and its significant potential to contribute to scientific, societal and economic needs; and a concrete science policy strategy

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September 2010

Marine Renewable Energy

An overview of how marine renewable energy can provide innovative solutions to tackle future energy challenges and to fully contribute to the EU 2020 vision

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September 2010

Science Dimensions of an Ecosystem Approach to Management of Biotic Ocean Resources

Research priorities and a work plan to achieve the objectives of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Joint EMB-ICES-EFARO publication

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April 2010

Marine Board History and Evolution

A short brochure on Marine Board history and its role in promoting the establishment of the European Marine Research Area, prepared for the ten-year anniversary as a stand-alone European marine science and technology forum

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October 2009

MarinERA Legacy

Summary of the achievements of the 6th EU Framework Programme ERA-NET project MarinERA 

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June 2009

Annual Report 2009

Marine Board Annual Report 2009 

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May 2009

1st Marine Board Forum Proceedings

1st Marine Board Forum Marine Data Challenges: from Observation to Information (15 May 2008, Ostend) 

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May 2009


A vision for an end-to-end, integrated, inter-operable and user-oriented network of European marine observation and data systems 

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September 2008

The Effects of Anthropogenic Sound on Marine Mammals

Addressing a complex problem of the effects of some ocean-based human activities on the marine mammals, who rely heavily on sound for communication and social organization

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June 2008

Annual Report 2008

Marine Board Annual Report 2008 

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May 2008

Remote Sensing of Shelf Sea Ecosystems

Summary of capabilities of satellite RS methodologies and their weaknesses, and a set of recommendations to maximise their effectiveness in monitoring shelf sea ecosystems

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February 2008

Responses to EC Consultations on Maritime Policy and ERA

Marine Board Responses to the European Commission's Green Papers: (i) Towards a future Maritime Policy for the Union: A European vision for the oceans and seas and (ii) The European Research Area: New Perspectives

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November 2007

EurOCEAN 2007 and Aberdeen Declaration

Report of the high-level conference on marine science and technology EurOCEAN 2007(22 June 2007, Aberdeen) and the Aberdeen Declaration 

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September 2007

Impacts of Climate Change on the European Marine and Coastal Environment

An overview of the climate change research challenges both at European and regional levels, and future research needs, in support of European climate change strategies and policies

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March 2007

European Ocean Research Fleets - Towards a Common Strategy and Enhanced Use

An inventory and description of the existing fleets, and recommendations on their enhanced use and management at pan-European level

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March 2007

EurOCEAN 2004 and Galway Declaration

Report of the high-level conference on marine science and technology EurOCEAN 2004 (10-13 May 2004, Galway) and the Galway Declaration 

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January 2007