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EMB relocates to new offices

On 12 September 2022, the EMB Secretariat moved to their new offices within the purpose-built InnovOcean building in Ostend. 

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Launch of "Renaissance" exhibition by EMBracing the Ocean artist Lera Litvinova

Lera Litvinova will open her exhibition “Renaissance” on August 26 at 17:00 at the Museum of Outstanding Figures of Ukrainian Culture (Lesya Ukrainka, Mykola Lysenko, Mykhailo Starytskyi, Panas Saksaganskyi) in Kyiv. At the exhibition, viewers will be able to see art objects related to Lera Litvinova's series of works ‘Under the Surface’, created as part of the EMBracing the Ocean residency. The exhibition is dedicated to the study of the impact of Russia's actions on the territory of Ukraine on the Black Sea.
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EMB Young Ambassadors Training Workshop

On 23-24 August 2022, the EMB Young Ambassadors attended a training workshop in Ostend, Belgium and Online. 

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Launching new training video to promote Respect at Sea

In cooperation with EMB and other international partners, today the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) launches a new training video to promote Respect at Sea. The video is being made available for all maritime institutions to use as part of their onboard training. 

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EMB Working Group on Ocean Oxygen kicks-off

On 21 and 22 June 2022, the new EMB Working Group on Ocean Oxygen met for the first time during the kick-off meeting held at the InnovOcean site in Ostende (Belgium) and online. The meeting was chaired by Sheila Heymans (EMB Executive Director) and the Working Group Chairs: Marilaure Grégoire (University of Liège, Belgium) and Andreas Oschlies (GEOMAR, Germany). 

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Marine Science Communication in Europe – new EMB Future Science Brief

Today, EMB launches its Future Science Brief N°8 ‘Marine Science Communication in Europe: a way forward’ in a dedicated webinar. Over the coming decade, marine science communication will become even more critical to achieving a more Ocean literate and sustainable society. Increased scientific dissemination and specialized communication will be required to support this increase in Ocean awareness. This document has been developed by the European Marine Board Communications Panel (EMBCP) and is underpinned by surveys among 80 European experts, 1861 students and 23 EMB Member organizations. 

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EMB at the UN Ocean Conference

The 2022 of the UN Ocean Conference will be taking place on 27 June - 1 July, in Lisbon, Portugal. As an accredited organization, EMB will be represented in person by Executive Director Sheila Heymans, Science Officer Britt Alexander, and EMB Young Ambassadors Rebecca Zitoun and Juliette Aminian Biquet. 

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EMB Young Ambassador blog on empathy and stakeholders

In his new blog, EMB Young Ambassador Dr Alfredo García de Vinuesa gives his views on the importance of empathy when working with stakeholders. 

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EMB Annual Report 2021

Although the impact of the pandemic continued to be noticeable for all, we can look back on a successful 2021 in the end. This year marked the start of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, to which the EMB proudly became the very first Implementing Partner. This news was shared during EMB's 8th Open Forum, organized as a hybrid event in Brussels and online, where a wide variety of Ocean stakeholders were brought together. EMB was able to publish three publications and launch the impact video for the NFV document. Find out all about our activities in the EMB Annual Report 2021.

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Brown Bag Lunch n°5 on Offshore Groundwater

On Monday 13 June 2022, EMB hosted its 5th Brown Bag Lunch on the topic of "Offshore freshened Groundwater: An unconventional water resource in coastal regions". This event included lunch, offered by EMB, followed by a presentation from Prof. Aaron Micallef, Senior Scientist at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre in Kiel, Germany, and ended with an interactive discussion.

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