EMB Annual Report 2022
In 2022, the EMB Secretariat moved to the brand-new InnovOcean campus in Ostend (Belgium), where many valuable interactions and discussions have already taken place. Throughout the year, EMB organised a range of impactful initiatives, such as the CommOCEAN conference, a Brown Bag Lunch, and the launch of three new foresight publications. EMB also took a new turn by launching 'EMBracing the Ocean', an artist-in-residence programme which stimulated collaboration between Ocean scientists and artists, leading to remarkable artworks that reflect the deep connection between art and ocean sciences. To learn more about EMB’s activities and achievements, dive into the EMB's 2022 Annual Report.
Report from foresight workshop on ensuring accurate climate related predictions in Europe in 2035
Ocean oxygen: The role of the Ocean in the oxygen we breathe and the threat of deoxygenation
EMB Future Science Brief No. 10 highlights the most recent science on Ocean oxygen, including causes, impacts and mitigation strategies of Ocean oxygen loss, and whether “every second breath we take comes from the Ocean”. It closes with key policy, management and research recommendations to address Ocean deoxygenation and communicate more accurately about the role of the Ocean in Earth’s oxygen.
European offshore renewable energy: Towards a sustainable future
EMB Future Science Brief No. 9 provides an overview of the technology and European deployment status in the offshore renewable energy sector. It discusses the environmental and socioeconomic considerations, and presents the key knowledge, research, and capacity gaps that must be addressed to ensure sustainable delivery of the EU Green Deal. It closes with key policy, research, capacity, and data recommendations to take the sector forward.
Marine Science Communication in Europe: a way forward
New Ocean challenges and opportunities fuel the need for enhanced marine and solution-oriented science communication. This Future Science Brief highlights the critical need to strengthen the marine science communication capacity in Europe, as well as develop dedicated training programs, engage in deeper and wider collaboration with stakeholders, and ensure close interaction with the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) and the EU Mission: Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030.
EMB Young Ambassadors Training Workshop 2023
On 15-16 June 2023, the EMB Young Ambassadors attended a training workshop in Ostend, Belgium.
Launch of Ocean oxygen publication
On 8 June 2023, World Ocean Day, EMB launched its Future Science Brief No. 10 “Ocean oxygen: The role of the Ocean in the oxygen we breathe and the threat of deoxygenation”. Ocean deoxygenation is increasing, with significant consequences for marine life and ultimately humans. This new EMB Future Science Brief highlights causes, impacts and mitigation strategies to tackle Ocean deoxygenation, and discusses whether “every second breath we take comes from the Ocean”. It ends with recommendations for policy, management, research and monitoring.
How would the European Ocean Observing and Forecasting System look like in 2035?
EMB Secretariat at the European Maritime Day
Meet the new EMBracing the Ocean artists (2023-2024)
10 October 2023 to 11 October 2023
Online launch of EMB Position Paper No. 27 'Building Coastal Resilience in Europe'
19 October 2023