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Publication of 7th EMB Forum Proceedings

The 7th EMB Forum Proceedings were published today and provide a summary of the discussions that took place online on 23rd October 2020, along with key messages. The 7th EMB Forum provided the opportunity to reflect on the role of big data in advancing marine science to support recent policy developments i.e. the European Green Deal, the EU 2030 Biodiversity Strategy, and the development of a Digital Twin Ocean (DTO). 192 participants from Europe and further afield were present, representing academia, government, industry, and NGOs. Experts gave presentations and participated in panel discussions with audience interaction. Full recordings of the sessions are available on the EMB YouTube Channel.

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Causing a CommOCEAN even in a pandemic

The 4th CommOCEAN international conference, held on 1 and 2 December 2020 as a virtual event online due to travel restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, was a great success with participants from all over the globe. The conference proceedings and recordings of the sessions are now available to experience again the fascinating work done in marine science communication.
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Join the EMB Young Ambassador Programme

EMB is looking for two enthusiastic, engaged and creative young ambassadors that are willing to play an important role in advocating for EMB and promoting the societal and political relevance of marine science 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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New EMB Working Group on Coastal Resilience Kicks Off

On 29 January and 1 February 2021, the new EMB Working Group on Coastal Resilience met for the first time during the kick-off meeting held online. The meeting was chaired by Sebastian Villasante (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain) and Kristin Richter (NORCE Norwegian Research Centre & Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Norway).
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The EMB Secretariat is looking for a Science Officer

The European Marine Board Secretariat is looking for a full-time Science Officer to join the EMB Secretariat based at the InnovOcean campus in the port of Ostend, Belgium.

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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.

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EMB Young Ambassadors reflect on COVID-19

The four EMB Young Ambassadors reflect on how COVID-19 and national lockdowns have impacted on their professional and personal lives.
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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'.

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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.

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New EMB science webinar series

EMB launches a new #ThirdThursdayScience webinar series, which will dive into the science behind our publications.

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