EMB European Scientific Diving Panel meet in Brussels (20 October, Brussels) | European Marine Board

EMB European Scientific Diving Panel meet in Brussels (20 October, Brussels)

Today, the European Scientific Diving Panel (ESDP) chaired by Dr. Martin Sayer from the Scottish Association for Marine Science in the UK, is meeting in Brussels for its 15th Plenary Meeting. As a panel of the European Marine Board, the ESDP acts as an operational platform to advance underwater scientific excellence and to promote and implement a practical support framework for scientific diving related activities. ESDP members from the UK, Belgium, France, Greece, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Italy and Portugal will share national updates in the field of scientific diving and will also discuss upcoming events such as the 2nd European Conference on Scientific Diving that will take place 9-11 May 2016 at the Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The theme of the conference is coastal research using scientific diving.

Picture features: Top row from left to right – Thanos Dailianis (Greece), Jean-Pierre Féral (France), Alain Norro (Belgium), Martin Sayer (Chair – UK), Michael Schmidt (Germany). Seated row, left to right –  Noémie Wouters (EMB), Jouni Leinikki (Finland), Maria Asplund (Sweden) Skype Image: Massimo Ponti (Italy)