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EMB Spring Plenary Meeting 2016 - Sopot

Dates: 27-28 April 2016

Venue: Sopot, Poland

Host: Instytut Oceanologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk (IO-PAN)

The topic of ocean governance was approved as the theme of the next EMB Forum event. A new activity on marine ecosystem modelling was also approved by the Board. Members were also presented with a copy of the Ocean-Climate Nexus statement which came from the 5th EMB Forum.

Updates were also given on the recent 5th EMB Forum, the working group on marine citizen science and on the ongoing Sea Change Project and EOOS initiatives.

The open session featured the following presentations:

CommOCEAN Conference, Jan Seys

POGO, Karen Wiltshire

EU developments – Horizon 2020, Science & Business Forum, Sigi Gruber

EuroMarine and perspectives on marine science from genes to ecosystems, Patrizio Mariani

EurOcean – adding value to information on marine science and technology, Ned Dwyer

The evening lecture, given by Jan Marcin Weslawski, was called “Tidal glaciers – refugia for cold water fauna in a warming Arctic”.