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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. 

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EMB Annual Report 2021

Although the impact of the pandemic continued to be noticeable for all, we can look back on a successful 2021 in the end. This year marked the start of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, to which the EMB proudly became the very first Implementing Partner. This news was shared during EMB's 8th Open Forum, organized as a hybrid event in Brussels and online, where a wide variety of Ocean stakeholders were brought together. EMB was able to publish three publications and launch the impact video for the NFV document. Find out all about our activities in the EMB Annual Report 2021.

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Uncovering the hidden threat of Marine Geohazards in Europe

Today, our society depends on critical coastal and marine infrastructure such as ports, telecommunication cables and renewable energy installations. With increasing human activities conducted in the marine environment and an increasing population living at the coast, society is becoming more exposed and vulnerable to the impacts of marine geohazards. This Policy Brief raises awareness about dormant geological risks in European coastal regions, and makes recommendations for future research and policy. It summarises the main messages and recommendations from the recent EMB Position Paper Nº26 on “Marine Geohazards: Safeguarding Society and the Blue Economy from a Hidden Threat”, published in December 2021. 

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8th EMB Forum Proceedings

The 8th EMB Forum took place in Brussels and online on 1 December 2021, and was on the topic of "Supporting the Ocean Decade in Europe". Over 100 participants from Europe and further afield engaged both online and in person, representing academia, early career researchers, policy-makers, industry, and NGOs. This document is a summary of the discussions, and full recordings of the sessions are available on the EMB YouTube Channel.

 

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Marine geohazards: Safeguarding society and the Blue Economy from a hidden threat

Considering that marine geohazards are unavoidable and will certainly continue to occur in the future, it is crucial to improve and expand our knowledge of those events. EMB Position Paper Nº26 presents an overview of the type, distribution and impact of marine geohazards on the European coastal regions and Blue Economy sectors. It highlights novel scientific approaches that broaden our understanding of their processes, trigger mechanisms and precursors. The document points towards relevant actions that would ensure the development of effective risk-mitigation and science-based management practices and policies, thereby contributing to protect coastal population and economic activities at sea.

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Fifth edition of the CommOCEAN conference

From 30 November to 1 December 2022, the 5th International Conference on Marine Science Communication (CommOCEAN 2022) will take place in Sète (France) and online. The conference is organized by the European Marine Board Communication Panel, in partnership with the University of Montpellier, GéoSciences Montpellier, UMR MARBEC, Ifremer and Universités Marines.
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EMB Navigating the Future VI working group kicks off

On October 23-24th, representatives of the EMB member organizations gathered around our two campfires Sheila Heymans and Gilles Lericolais, to set the foundations of the 6th edition of the Navigating the Future publication (NFVI). As its predecessors, this publication is expected to have important impacts on marine research and policies, at national, European and international scale. 

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EMB Working Group on Ocean Oxygen meeting

On 18 and 19 October 2022, the EMB Working Group on Ocean Oxygen met for the second time in a hybrid meeting that was held in person at the new InnovOcean site in Ostende (Belgium) and online. The meeting was chaired by the Working Group Chairs Marilaure Grégoire (University of Liège, Belgium) and Andreas Oschlies (GEOMAR, Germany).
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EMB Ambassadors host workshop at YOUMARES Conference

On 14 October 2022, the EMB Young Ambassadors hosted a workshop on 'Connecting to the Ocean: Learning to consider varying perspectives in conservation research' at the YOUMARES Conference in Berlin. 

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EMB relocates to new offices

On 12 September 2022, the EMB Secretariat moved to their new offices within the purpose-built InnovOcean building in Ostend. 

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Upcoming events

ECOP Wednesdays - Thoughts on the future regulation of ocean observing in the European Union

07 December 2022

On Wednesday 7 December 2022, EMB will host its 6th ECOP Wednesday series event featuring Dr Erik van Doorn who will give his thoughts on the future regulation of ocean observing in the European Union. The event will be 1 hour long and will take place from 12:00 - 13:00 CET. 

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EMB Science Webinar - Machine learning to unlock the potential of plankton imaging big data

15 December 2022

On Thursday 15 December 2022, EMB will host its 25th Third Thursday Science Webinar featuring Dr. Jean-Olivier Irisson who will speak on the topic of 'Machine learning to unlock the potential of plankton imaging big data'.
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EurOCEAN 2023

10 October 2023 to 11 October 2023

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Events Overview

The European Marine Board (EMB) is the leading European think tank in marine science policy. It provides a platform to advance marine research and to bridge the gap between science and policy.