The European Marine Board Forum is one of our four principle approaches to bridging the gap between science and policy. The Forums act as a platform to bring together a wide range of marine science stakeholders (scientists, European and national policymakers, pan-European and regional networks etc.) to discuss and share knowledge, identify common priorities, develop common positions and collaborate.
8th EMB Forum
The 8th EMB Forum was on the topic of 'Supporting the Ocean Decade in Europe'. It tooke place on Wednesday 1 December 2021 as a hybrid event held at BluePoint, Brussels and online.
At the end of the first year of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, the 8th EMB Forum discussed European efforts in support of the Ocean Decade. This is an important time to reflect on what has already been achieved in this first year of the Decade, and what can be adapted and developed further as we progress through the Decade. Following a formal opening, the Forum comprised of four main session on the role of early career researchers, current science and communication activities, and bridging science and policy in support of the Ocean Decade. The aim of the Forum was to facilitate discussion between relevant European Ocean Decade stakeholders, including the science community and policy makers. We discussed how we can best deliver a successful Ocean Decade.
Find out more about the 8th EMB Forum here.
- 7th Marine Board Forum: "Big Data in Marine Science: Supporting the European Green Deal, The EU Biodiversity Strategy, and the Digital Twin Ocean"
- 6th Marine Board Forum: “Implementing the UN 2030 Agenda: What role for marine science?”
- 5th Marine Board Forum: “The Ocean-Climate Nexus: The critical role of ocean science in responding to climate change”
- 4th Marine Board Forum: “Arctic 2050, towards ecosystem-based management in a changing Arctic Ocean”
- 3rd Marine Board Forum: “New technologies for a blue future”
- 2nd Marine Board Forum: "Towards a European Network of Marine Observatories for Monitoring and Research"
- 1st Marine Board Forum: "Marine Data Challenges: from Observation to Information"