EMB briefing on deep-sea research (11 November, Brussels) | European Marine Board

EMB briefing on deep-sea research (11 November, Brussels)

Today, the European Marine Board is holding a briefing event in Brussels on critical challenges for 21st century deep-sea research. The event will showcase the outputs of EMB Working Group Deep Seas, namely the “Delving Deeper” position paper 22 and the accompanying policy brief. The event is taking place as part of the 3rd Ocean of Tomorrow conference in Brussels, hosted by the European Commission. Over 130 stakeholders have registered for the event, ranging from policy makers to academia, industry and NGOs. The EMB briefing event includes interventions by Sigi Gruber, Head of Marine Resources Unit, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission and Ricardo Serrão Santos, Member of the European Parliament. Alex Rogers, EMB WG Deep Seas Chair from the University of Oxford, UK, will also be giving a presentation on the key recommendations of the Working Group, including calls for major progress in fundamental deep-sea research to underpin future management and exploitation of living and non-living deep-sea resources. The full conference agenda can be viewed here.