Skip to main content

About the EMB ECOP Network

Find out more about EMB's network which connects Early Career Ocean Professionals (ECOPs) who are based at EMB member organizations.


About the Network

EMB hosts a network to connect ECOPs who are based at EMB member organizations. The network is being established by the EMB Young Ambassadors with support from the EMB Secretariat

The aim of this network is to:

  • Link ECOPs from EMB member organizations and help them expand their network in Europe;
  • Help EMB member ECOPs engage with and gain benefits from EMB membership;
  • Provide a platform that allows EMB member ECOPs to have a voice at EMB Board level and at a wider European marine science policy landscape level;
  • Inform EMB member ECOPs about how the European marine science policy landscape operates.


The aim of the network is not to duplicate the activities of the many other Ocean and ECOPs initiatives that already exist in the landscape, but to link with and complement them by linking ECOPs to the networks that are most relevant for them.

This network is open to anyone who self-identifies as an Early Career Ocean Professional, and has a demonstrable link to an EMB Member Organization (e.g. they are based at a member organization, they are based at a member of an EMB consortium member, or they are funded by an EMB member). Engagement is on a purely voluntary basis.

The network members keep in touch and engage with the EMB Young Ambassadors via a dedicated Slack Channel. Please contact the EMB Secretariat to receive the link to join the Slack Channel.

Network Activities


Starting in July 2022, the ECOP Wednesday event series will dig deeper into the European marine science policy landscape. You can find out more about this event series and upcoming events here.


Contact at European Marine Board Secretariat: Paula Kellett Email