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EMB Autumn Plenary Meeting 2015 - Split

Dates: 14-15 October 2015

Venue: Split, Croatia

Host: Institut za oceanografiju i ribarstvo (IZOR)

A new activity on biological ocean observations was approved by the board. The participants were also presented with two new publications, the new Position Paper on deep sea research and a booklet on Ocean Literacy from the Sea Change Project.

Updates were also given on the ongoing working group on marine graduate training, on upcoming 5th EMB Forum event and on the EOOS initiatives.

The open session theme was new paradigms in science-based fisheries management and featured the following presentations:

Adriatic fisheries: from science, through policy to management, Nedo Vrgoc

Science support to the CFP – perspectives of the European Commission, Kenneth Patterson

ICES integrated assessments underpinning ecosystem approach to management, Yvonne Walther

Fishing industry science: unlocking the real potential of fishing industry data, knowledge and curiosity, Martin Pastoors

Global fisheries – what role in future food security, Serge Garcia

The evening lecture, given by Ferdinando Boero, was called “GES Revolutions”.