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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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EMB at European Maritime Day 2019

The 2019 edition of the European Commission's European Maritime Day is being held in Lisbon, Portugal on 16-17 May. EMB, through both the Secretariat and also via its member organizations, are represented at this event. EMB has a visual presence through a booth, where many of EMB's publications are available. EMB are also involved in two workshops at the event. The workshop on Using Big Data to stimulate ocean innovation is co-organized by Campus Mondial de la Mer, EMB and EMODnet. This workshop is the first activity linked to the Big Data working group. EMB Executive Director Sheila Heymans will also chair the workshop Towards stronger cross-basin R&I collaboration.

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Big Data working group kicks off

On 9-10 May 2019, the members of the new EMB working group on Big Data met in Ostend, Belgium for their kick-off meeting. The working group, which will produce a number of shorter outputs on the topic of Big Data and its links to Marine Science, is led by Chair Lionel Guidi (Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche-sur-Mer, France) and Co-chair Antonio Fernandez Guerra (Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Germany).The first activity linked to this group will be a workshop on Using Big Data to stimulate ocean innovation at European Maritime Day 2019. You can find out more about this working group here.

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EMB Young Ambassadors Announced

We are delighted to introduce our two EMB Young Ambassadors! We can now announce that Alba González Vega, a PhD student from University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and EMB member IEO, and Liam Lachs, a PhD student from Newcastle University, whose work is funded by EMB member NERC have been selected! You can find out more about them here. We look forward to working with them.

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EurOCEAN 2019 Conference Programme goes online

The programme for the EurOCEAN 2019 Conference, to be held on 11-12 June 2019 at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France is now online! The programme features modetaors, speakers and panelists from a diverse range of backgrounds, as well as EMB members themselves. You can download a copy of the programme here.

We are also delighted to announce that the Conference is recognised as a contribution to the preparatory phase of the UN Decade for Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. We will be displaying the Ocean Decade logo on our materials with pride.

You can find out all about the conference and register to attend here.

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EMB launches new publication at European Parliament Event

On 3 April 2019, EMB launched its new Future Science Brief no.5 at an event in the European Parliament, co-organized with the SEARICA Intergroup. The publication, on "Valuing Marine Ecosystem Services: Taking into account the value of ecosystem benefits in the Blue Economy" calls for a better incorporation of the values stemming from marine ecosystem services and natural capital in marine management and policy decisions. The launch event was attended by over 50 participants and speakers, and was hosted by MEP's Gesine Meissner and Ricardo Serrão Santos.

You can find out more about the publication here, and read the event report here.

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