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Strengthening Europe's Capability in Biological Ocean Observations
Future Science Brief calls to enhance European biological ocean observation capacity to strengthen global efforts towards our understanding of the ocean.
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July 2018

Training the 21st Century Marine Professional
Future Science Brief presents a vision for the future of marine graduate education and training in Europe.
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April 2018

Annual Report 2017
Read about the wide spectrum of strategic activities undertaken by the EMB in 2017, bridging the gap between research, policy, industry and society.
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April 2018

6th Forum Proceedings
The 6th EMB Forum Proceedings Implementing the UN 2030 Agenda: What role for marine science? (6 December 2017, Brussels)
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February 2018

6th Forum Message
Message highlighting the needs for marine science to be at the core of the ocean governance debate, and 8 specific commitments EMB is making to support future development.
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January 2018

Marine Citizen Science: Towards an engaged and ocean literate society
Policy brief introduces what Marine Citizen Science has to offer to marine science research, marine policy and society.
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October 2017

Annual Report 2016
Read about the wide spectrum of strategic activities undertaken by the EMB in 2016, bridging the gap between research, policy, industry and society.
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September 2017

Marine Biotechnology: Advancing Innovation in Europe’s Bioeconomy

Policy brief showcases the latest scientific and technological advancements in marine biotechnology and explores future innovation.

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September 2017

Advancing Citizen Science for Coastal and Ocean Research

Position paper aims to provide new ideas and directions to stimulate further advancement of Marine Citizen Science.

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May 2017

Decommissioning of offshore man-made installations: Taking an ecosystem approach (policy brief)

Policy Brief assesses the role of marine science in reducing the impact of decommissioning offshore installations.

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May 2017

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

Factsheets Human Health - Ocean Health
Sea Change: A set of factsheets explaining the connections between Human Health and the Ocean, developed by EMB and CEFAS
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January 2016

STAGES SPI 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

Review of Ocean Literacy in European Maritime Policy
Sea Change: A review of Ocean Literacy in European Maritime Policy, completed by EMB, IOC-UNESCO and CIIMAR
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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

Sea Change: Increasing Ocean Literacy booklet
Tracing the history of the Ocean Literacy movement and introducing the Sea Change project, developed by EMB and CoExploration Ltd.
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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 Recommendations SPI
Proposal and Recommendations for a Science-Policy Interface (SPI) to support MSFD Implementation.
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August 2014

SEAS-ERA Report Strategic Forum
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

Message from Bedruthan
High-level message from a workshop which brought together 50 experts from a broad range of disciplines to discuss the complex interactions between the marine environment and human health (March 2014).
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March 2014

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

This position paper identifies the 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 Report 2nd Strategic Forum
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 Report 1st Strategic Forum
First SEAS-ERA Strategic Forum
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October 2011

SEAS-ERA Synthesis Report Strategies
Synthesis report on existing (sub)national (marine) science and technology strategies
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October 2011

Effects of Climate Change on Marine Environments
Synthesis of European Research on the Effects of Climate Change on Marine Environments. CLAMER-Marine Board special publication
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September 2011

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

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