Portugal’s tribute to Professor Mário Ruivo
Portugal has paid a very fitting tribute to Professor Mário Ruivo, by renaming the research vessel RV Mar Portugal to RV Mário Ruivo. Professor Ruivo, who passed away in 2017, was a biologist, an oceanographer and a champion of ocean issues throughout his long career.
EMB Young Ambassadors reflect on COVID-19
7th EMB Forum - Big Data in Marine Science: Supporting the European Green Deal, the EU Biodiversity Strategy, and the Digital Twin Ocean
The 7thEMB Forum brings together diverse stakeholders from government, academia, NGOs and industry to discuss the role of big data, digitalization and artificial intelligence in marine science to support of the EU Green Deal, the EU 2030 Biodiversity Strategy and the development of a Digital Twin Ocean. Big data is rapidly transforming our society and is leading to a paradigm shift in the way we face major challenges including climate change and the sustainable management of our marine resources. With the expansion of the scale and scope of ocean observing systems and other data sources, an increasing flood of highly complex ocean data is being generated, often in near real-time. Data need to be integrated and readily available to support decision-making, which can be assisted by artificial intelligence as a tool for more complex analyses and a deeper understanding of the functioning, human impacts, and future state of the ocean. These topics are explored in more detail in the EMB Future Science Brief No. 6 ‘Big Data in Marine Science'.
COVID-19 and Marine Science
In Summer 2020, EMB conducted an initial survey of it's member organizations to find out how they had been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
New EMB science webinar series
EMB launches a new #ThirdThursdayScience webinar series, which will dive into the science behind our publications.
New EcoMagazine article on 'Food from the Ocean in the Digital Age'
Joining forces at the first “EU4Ocean workshop" – Designing Ocean Literacy action in Europe
A bird's eye view on 25 years of EMB's marine research activities
On Friday 12 June 2020, EMB Executive Director Sheila Heymans gave an overview of how the EMB has been developing, promoting and linking marine science to societal challenges in the past 25 years. She did this as the guest speaker on the AIR Centre Networking Fridays, moderated by Wendy Watson-Wright.
EMB Working Group on Underwater Noise Kicks Off
On 8 June 2020, the new EMB Working Group on Underwater Noise met for the first time during the kick-off meeting held online. The meeting was chaired by Frank Thomsen (DHI, Denmark) and Sonia Mendes (JNCC, UK).