EMB attends EcoScope project kick-off conference
On 28-30 September 2021, EMB Executive Director, Sheila Heymans, and Science Officer, Ana Rodriguez, attended the kick-off conference of the new EU funded project EcoScope, in Thessaloniki, Greece.
EMB Young Ambassadors organize workshop on communications
Three of the EMB Young Ambassadors organized a workshop on communications on 23 September 2021 as part of the ICYMARE 2021 Conference.
Save the date for the 8th EMB Forum
Save the date for the 8th EMB Open Forum on Bridging between marine science and policy to support the Ocean Decade in Europe” which will be taking place on Wednesday 1 December 2021. This will be a hybrid event held at BluePoint in Brussels and online.
New Executive and Finance Officer joins EMB
Jana Van Elslander joined the European Marine Board Secretariat as Executive and Finance Officer on Monday 16 August 2021. Jana obtained a bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology at the HoWest University of Applied Sciences in Bruges, Belgium. Once graduated, she decided to go in a different direction. For the last few years she has worked as operations manager for an international fashion company where she handled sales, logistics and general operation. At EMB, she will manage the day-to-day running of EMB as well as handling finances and HR matters.
You can find her contact details here.
EMB Young Ambassador Blog on Inspiring the Next Generation of Oceanographers
In her new blog, EMB Young Ambassador Dr Natalija Dunić talks about how she has been inspired to initiate a new oceanography outreach programme in her native Croatia.
Launch of Policy Brief on sustaining in situ Ocean observations
EMB Working Group on Marine Renewable Energy Kicks Off
On 4 June 2021, the new EMB Working Group on Marine Renewable Energy met for the first time during the kick-off meeting held online. The meeting was chaired by Takvor Soukissian (HCMR, Greece) and Anne Marie O'Hagan (UCC, Ireland).
New papers published on modelling tool for nutrient assessment
EMB Executive Director Sheila Heymans is a co-author in one of three new papers presenting a new tool for assessing the impacts of reduced nutrient inflow into European rivers and the ocean. This work has relevance for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive and the achievement of Good Environmental Status in European waters.
Every action counts: EMB pledge to Make Europe Blue
Save our ocean to protect our health – scientists call for global action plan
Scientists have proposed the first steps towards a united global plan to save our ocean, for the sake of human health. In a commentary paper published in the American Journal of Public Health the researchers, including co-authors from the European Marine Board Secretariat, call for the current UN Ocean Decade to act as a meaningful catalyst for global change, reminding us that ocean health is intricately linked to human health.