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The European Marine Board Biennial Open Forum bridges the gap between the scientific community and policymakers and prepares a joint vision and recommendations to advance the issue at hand.


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.

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