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EMB Working Group on Marine Habitat Mapping Kicks Off

On 8 April 2022, the new EMB Working Group on Marine Habitat Mapping met for the first time during the kick-off meeting held in Naples, Italy and online. The meeting was chaired by Simonetta Fraschetti (University of Naples Federico II & Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn (SZN), Italy) and James Strong (National Oceanography Centre (NOC), UK).

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New EMB Young Ambassadors for 2022 announced

We are delighted to introduce our two new EMB Young Ambassadors! We can now announce that Juliette Aminian Biquet, a PhD at student at the Centro de Ciências do Mar in Portugal thanks to a scholarship from EMB Member FCT, and Alfredo Santiago Garcia de Vinuesa Gutierrez, a PostDoc at EMB Member the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) in Cadiz, Spain have been selected! You can find out more about them here. We look forward to working with them.

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EMB ECOP Network to kick off

EMB is setting up a network to connect Early Career Ocean Professionals (ECOPs) who are based at EMB member organizations. The network is being established by the EMB Young Ambassadors with support from the EMB Secretariat.

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EMB Young Ambassador blog on the Ambassador Programme

In his new blog, EMB Young Ambassador Dr Alessandro Cresci reflects on how being a Young Ambassador for the European Marine Board has expanded his horizons in today's marine science landscape. 

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EMB Young Ambassador blog on Big Data

In her new blog, EMB Young Ambassador Dr Natalija Dunić talks about our attitude to dealing with data, and how we need to be embracing the opportunities that Big Data methods can offer.

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EMB Young Ambassador blog on appreciating failure

In her new blog, EMB Young Ambassador Dr Rebecca Zitoun talks about academia's relationship with failure and how we should reconsider it.
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EMB opens call for two new Young Ambassadors

EMB is looking for two new enthusiastic, engaged and creative marine scientists to join their Young Ambassador Programme. They will play an important role in advocating for EMB and promoting the societal and political relevance of marine natural sciences, marine social sciences and humanities, and the Ocean, within their own communities, and to a wide diversity of stakeholders. The two new Ambassadors will collaborate and liaise with our current Ambassadors and recent Alumni to share experiences and ideas.

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EMBracing the Ocean Programme Open for Applications

EMB’s artist-in-residence programme ‘EMBracing the Ocean’ provides grants for creative individuals to inspire wide reaching societal change for Ocean sustainability by expanding societies’ understanding of the Ocean’s value and the urgency of ensuring its health and resilience now and into the future. The programme is open for applications from any creative discipline until 21st February 2022.

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The Ocean Decade takes off in Europe

Recently endorsed as Implementing Partners of the Ocean Decade, the European Marine Board and JPI Oceans pledge to carry out a true ocean knowledge revolution on the continent.

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NEW Position Paper on Marine Geohazards

Considering that marine geohazards are unavoidable and will certainly continue to occur in the future, it is crucial to improve and expand our knowledge of those events. EMB Position Paper Nº26 presents an overview of the type, distribution and impact of marine geohazards on the European coastal regions and Blue Economy sectors. It highlights novel scientific approaches that broaden our understanding of their processes, trigger mechanisms and precursors. The document points towards relevant actions that would ensure the development of effective risk-mitigation and science-based management practices and policies, thereby contributing to protect coastal population and economic activities at sea.

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