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Past Events

Monday, 08 June 2020
Join the SOPHIE project on World Oceans Day to find out how human health is linked to the ocean, and how the ocean depends on us.
Monday, 08 June 2020
Join the Virtual Ocean Literacy Summit on World Ocean Day, the occasion where we will officially launch the EU4Ocean Coalition. The Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius will be addressing the need for a stronger connection between Europeans and the ocean.
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 to Thursday, 28 May 2020

The European Marine Board Spring Plenary meeting will take place on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 May 2020 and will be held online. The event was intended to be hosted by the University of Gothenburg but current circumstances mean this is not possible. The plenary documents are now available on the restricted member pages.

Wednesday, 29 April 2020
This webinar was the launch for the new EMB Future Science Brief on Big Data in Marine Science.
Monday, 30 March 2020

The final conference of the SOPHIE Project which was scheduled for 30 March 2020 in Brussels was cancelled and replaced with a webinar to launch the Strategic Research Agenda for Oceans and Human Health Research in Europe. 


Friday, 14 February 2020

On Friday 14 February 2020, EMB hosted its 4th Brown Bag Lunch to discuss Blue Carbon. Blue Carbon refers to organic carbon that is captured and stored by the oceans and coastal ecosystems.  In particular, the vegetated coastal ecosystems of seagrass meadows, tidal marshes, and mangrove forests sequester and store more carbon per unit area than terrestrial forests and are now being recognised for their role in mitigating climate change. Prof. Hilary Kennedy from the University of Bangor (UK) is one of the leading experts in Europe on this topic and she provided some insight on the latest developments in this field.

Scotland House Brussels, Robert Shuman square 6 - 1040 Brussel
Thursday, 23 January 2020

Edificio CETMAR, C/Eduardo Cabello s/n, Vigo. Pontevedra, Spain
Tuesday, 19 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). There is a need for a solutions-oriented, transdisciplinary marine research agenda to address the societal outcomes of the Ocean Decade. 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.

European Parliament (Room PHS 4B1), Rue Wiertz 60, Brussels, 1047 Belgium