EMB is looking for an Executive and Finance Officer
The European Marine Board (EMB) invites applications for the position of Executive and Finance Officer. The EMB Executive and Finance Officer is employed by the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) as part of a package of support provided by the Government of Flanders in hosting EMB at the InnovOcean site. The successful candidate will join the EMB Secretariat based at the InnovOcean campus in the port of Ostend, Belgium.
EMB in new project on scaling up offshore solar
EMB is a partner in a new project with Oceans of Energy and 14 other leading European partners to scale up offshore solar to Gigawatts.Learn More
EMB seeks 2 new Ambassadors
EMB is looking for two enthusiastic, engaged, and creative early career marine scientists to join their Ambassador Programme. The Ambassadors will play an important role in advocating for EMB and promoting the societal and political relevance of all aspects of the Ocean and marine sciences, including natural sciences, social sciences, policy, and humanities, within their own communities, and to a wide diversity of stakeholders in Europe. The two new Ambassadors will collaborate and liaise with our current Ambassadors and recent Alumni to share experiences and ideas, and work on activities together. They will also ensure the continuation of the EMB ECOP Network.Learn More
Call open for EMBracing the Ocean Artists: 2024 - 2025 programme
The European Marine Board is looking for two new artists/groups of artists for the 2024 – 2025 edition of our ‘EMBracing the Ocean’ artist-in-residence programme.Learn More
EMB attends the EcoScope General Assembly in Cyprus
On 6-9 November 2023, EMB Executive Director, Sheila Heymans, attended the third General Assembly of the EU funded EcoScope project, which was held in Larnaca, Cyprus.Learn More
EurOCEAN 2023 - One Ocean, One Mission, One Decade, One Voice
The EurOCEAN 2023 conference, co-organised by the European Marine Board, took place on 10-11 October 2023 at the Auditorio y Palacio de Congresos Mar de Vigo, Vigo, Galicia, Spain. The conference highlighted the synergies between the EU Mission: Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030, other EU research and innovation and management initiatives, and the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.Learn More
EMB launches two new publications on Coastal Resilience and Blue Carbon at EurOCEAN 2023 conference
Today, on 10 October 2023 at the EurOCEAN2023 conference in Vigo, Spain, EMB launches Position Paper No. 27 ‘Building Coastal Resilience in Europe’ and Policy Brief No. 11 ‘Blue Carbon: Challenges and opportunities to mitigate the climate and biodiversity crises’ during a dedicated session. The session is moderated by the co-Chair of the EMB Working Group on Coastal Resilience, Kristin Richter, and features presentations by Sebastian Villasante (Chair of the EMB Working Group on Coastal Resilience) and Natalie Hicks (member of EMB Working Group on Blue Carbon), as well as insights from Ana Isabel Lillebo (Lead of A-AAGORA project) as part on the panel discussion.Learn More
Policy Brief Scoping Workshop at BRIDGE Black Sea General Assembly (Ankara, Turkiye)
On 27 -29 October 2023, Sheila Heymans and Britt Alexander from the EMB Secretariat attended the BRIDGE Black Sea General Assembly in Ankara, Turkiye.Learn More
EMB Young Ambassadors Training Workshop 2023
On 15-16 June 2023, the EMB Young Ambassadors attended a training workshop in Ostend, Belgium.
Launch of Ocean oxygen publication
On 8 June 2023, World Ocean Day, EMB launched its Future Science Brief No. 10 “Ocean oxygen: The role of the Ocean in the oxygen we breathe and the threat of deoxygenation”. Ocean deoxygenation is increasing, with significant consequences for marine life and ultimately humans. This new EMB Future Science Brief highlights causes, impacts and mitigation strategies to tackle Ocean deoxygenation, and discusses whether “every second breath we take comes from the Ocean”. It ends with recommendations for policy, management, research and monitoring.