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EMB held it's Autumn Plenary meeting in Berlin

On Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 November 2019, European Marine Board members and invited guests attend the EMB Autumn Plenary meeting, hosted by the German Marine Research Consortium KDM, at the WissenschaftsForum in Berlin. EMB is pleased to announce that the Stazione Zoologica di Napoli 'Anton Dorhn' joined the European Marine Board, becoming EMB's 34th member organisation.
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Launch of Position Paper on European research vessels

EMB, in collaboration with the European Research Vessel Operators (ERVO) launches its Position Paper on Next Generation European Research Vessels.
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EMB Policy Brief 'Navigating the Future V: Recommendations for the Ocean Decade' to be launched at European Parliament on 19th November, 2019

The European Marine Board’s Policy Brief No6 ‘Navigating the Future V: Recommendations for the Ocean Decade’ will be launched at European Parliament on 19th November, 2019 as part of the 'Key environmental challenges & the role of the Sustainable Development Goals' event. The Policy Brief provides recommendations developed by European experts, as part of Navigating the Future V, to ensure that ocean science supports and guides the implementation of the SDGs, which is the focus of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainability (2021-2030). An increased use of ocean resources is required to achieve the SDGs and this must be done within the context of protecting biodiversity and ecosystem services to ensure their long-term sustainability. This event is co-organized by the European Bureau for Conservation and Development.

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EMB at OceanObs’19

EMB contributes to the pivotal conference on ocean observation with two Community White Papers (CWP) on biological and coastal observations, and on the role of stakeholders in ocean observation, both based on current EMB activities.
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3rd EMB Brown Bag Lunch: How marine stations address societal challenges?

On 2 October 2019, EMB organized it's 3rd Brown Bag Lunch Session on the importance of marine stations to address societal challenges. Dr. Matthew Frost, MBA Deputy Director and President of the European Network of Marine Stations (MARS) started the conversation by providing some insight in the work that is being done at the approximately 1400 marine laboratories located around the world’s coastlines.

 

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Navigating the Future V article in EcoMagazine

EMB have published an article 'Marine Science for a Sustainable Future' in the July/August issue of EcoMagazine outlining key recommendations from our flagship publication, Navigating the Future V.

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Contract signed for new EMB Secretariat offices

The contract for the new InnovOcean building, which will include the offices of the EMB Secretariat, was signed this week in Brussels. The new InnovOcean Campus is expected to be completed in the second half of 2022.

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Gilles Lericolais elected Chair of the European Marine Board

Dr. Gilles Lericolais, Director of the European and International Affairs of Ifremer in France has been elected as the new Chair of the European Marine Board. Dr Lericolais has represented Ifremer as a Marine Board delegate since 2012, and has served as EMB vice-Chair from 2013-2018. 
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Launch of Navigating the Future V at EurOCEAN2019

Navigating the Future V (NFV) was launched today during EurOCEAN2019, the European Marine Board high-level science policy conference in Paris. NFV provides governments with robust, independent scientific advice on future seas and ocean research from now until 2030 and beyond. The future we want requires a healthy ocean and the sustainable use of marine resources. However, the ocean is under threat from multiple interacting stressors. Moreover, we are still developing the scientific knowledge base and technology to fully explore, understand, observe and predict the ocean and the effect of human activities. NFV recommends a solutions-oriented, transdisciplinary marine research agenda, co-designed with all stakeholders and with the governance of sustainability at its core.

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Opinion article by EMB Executive Director Sheila Heymans in EcoMagazine

EMB Executive Director Sheila Heymans’ publishes opinion article ‘Managing Marine Ecosystems Today and into the Future’ in the May/June issue of EcoMagazine.

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