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Navigating the Future V: Recomendations for the Ocean Decade
The European Marine Board (EMB) Policy Brief No6 ‘Navigating the Future V: Recommendations for the Ocean Decade’ provides recommendations on the science needed to achieve the societal outcomes of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.
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November 2019

Next Generation European Research Vessels: Current Status and Foreseeable Evolution

EMB Position Paper 25 is a comprehensive look at the current research vessel fleet in Europe, updating the findings and recommendations of EMB Position Paper 10 from 2007 on “European Ocean Research Fleets - Towards a Common Strategy and Enhanced Use”. This publication is the result of a collaboration with the European Research Vessel Operators (ERVO) and presents an overview of the current fleet, its capabilities and equipment, and its management. It then looks to the future, highlighting what will be needed to ensure that the European fleet can continue to provide the same high level of support to science, in particular in specialized areas such as the deep-sea and Polar regions. It also goes beyond the fleet itself, to consider the training of fleet personnel, fleet management, and the role of research vessels in the wider context of ocean observations and the European Ocean Observing System (EOOS).

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October 2019

EurOCEAN 2019 conference report
The EurOCEAN 2019 conference is an official contribution to the preparatory phase of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030). It is an important initial step from the European marine science community to prepare for the UN Ocean Decade and to ensure that it aligns with the EU Framework Programmes. The EurOCEAN 2019 conference report documents the contributions and discussions that took place at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France on 11-12 June 2019. It also includes a brief summary with the main messages from the conference.
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September 2019

Navigating the Future V

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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May 2019

Valuing Marine Ecosystem Services – Taking into account the value of ecosystem benefits in the Blue Economy

EMB’s Future Science Brief n°5 calls for a better incorporation of the values stemming from marine ecosystem services and natural capital in marine management and policy decisions. Evaluating the impacts of human activity on ecosystem services and their social and economic consequences can highlight the trade-offs between actions to reverse the declining states of marine biodiversity and ecosystems, and possible competing economic interests. A wide array of methods and techniques for ecosystem valuation already exist, but mainstreaming, understanding and implementation of marine ecosystem valuation approaches and applications should be further developed.

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March 2019

Annual Report 2018
EMB's Annual Report 2018 provides a full overview of our activities and events in 2018, bridging the gap between research, policy, industry and society.
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March 2019

Enhancing Europe's Capability in Marine Ecosystem Modelling for Societal Benefit

This publication looks at how marine ecosystem models are being increasingly used as a tool for ecosystem management. It gives examples of current capability and examines the mis-match between science and policy, providing recommendations to strengthen marine ecosystem modelling capability for current and future societal needs.

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October 2018

Strategic foresight paper on AtlantOS in the European context

Strategic foresight paper on AtlantOS in the European context. Deliverable led by EMB for the European H2020 AtlantOS project WP10, with a particular focus on ocean observation coordination and governance in the context of European, Atlantic and global science-policy drivers.

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October 2018

Strengthening Europe's Capability in Biological Ocean Observations
Future Science Brief calls to enhance European biological ocean observation capacity to strengthen global efforts towards our understanding of the ocean.
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July 2018

Training the 21st Century Marine Professional
Future Science Brief presents a vision for the future of marine graduate education and training in Europe.
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April 2018

Annual Report 2017
Read about the wide spectrum of strategic activities undertaken by the EMB in 2017, bridging the gap between research, policy, industry and society.
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April 2018

6th Forum Proceedings
The 6th EMB Forum Proceedings Implementing the UN 2030 Agenda: What role for marine science? (6 December 2017, Brussels)
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February 2018

6th Forum Message
Message highlighting the needs for marine science to be at the core of the ocean governance debate, and 8 specific commitments EMB is making to support future development.
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January 2018

Marine Citizen Science: Towards an engaged and ocean literate society
Policy brief introduces what Marine Citizen Science has to offer to marine science research, marine policy and society.
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October 2017

Annual Report 2016
Read about the wide spectrum of strategic activities undertaken by the EMB in 2016, bridging the gap between research, policy, industry and society.
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September 2017

Marine Biotechnology: Advancing Innovation in Europe’s Bioeconomy

Policy brief showcases the latest scientific and technological advancements in marine biotechnology and explores future innovation.

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September 2017

Advancing Citizen Science for Coastal and Ocean Research

Position paper aims to provide new ideas and directions to stimulate further advancement of Marine Citizen Science.

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May 2017

Decommissioning of offshore man-made installations: Taking an ecosystem approach (policy brief)

Policy Brief assesses the role of marine science in reducing the impact of decommissioning offshore installations.

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May 2017

The Ticking Time Bomb of Climate Change

Science Commentary questioning the over-emphasis in global policy discussions on 21st Century impacts of climate change

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March 2017

Annual Report 2015

Read about the wide spectrum of strategic activities undertaken by the EMB in 2015, bridging the gap between research, policy, industry and society.

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April 2016

Factsheets Human Health - Ocean Health
A set of factsheets explaining the connections between Human Health and the Ocean, developed by EMB and CEFAS. Tracing the history of the Ocean Literacy movement and introducing the Sea Change project, developed by EMB and CoExploration Ltd.
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January 2016

The Ocean-Climate Nexus Consensus Statement
The critical role of ocean science in responding to climate change- A call from the ocean research community
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November 2015

Delving Deeper (policy brief)
Key action areas for achieving sustainable management of our deep sea through integrated research
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November 2015

Review of Ocean Literacy in European Maritime Policy
A review of Ocean Literacy in European Maritime Policy, completed by EMB, IOC-UNESCO and CIIMAR.
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November 2015

Terms of Identity
The Terms of Identity and Governance provide an up-to-date summary of the key facts and metrics of the European Marine Board (EMB). The document is an addendum to the EMB Guidelines.
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October 2015

Sea Change: Increasing Ocean Literacy booklet
Tracing the history of the Ocean Literacy movement and introducing the Sea Change project, developed by EMB and CoExploration Ltd.
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October 2015

EurOCEAN 2014 Conference Report
Key messages from EurOCEAN 2014 – a major European marine science policy conference which took place on 7-9 October 2014 in Rome, Italy.
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September 2015

Delving Deeper: Critical challenges for 21st century deep-sea research
Overarching recommendations in deep-sea research to support a sustainable blue economy.
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September 2015

EMB Value Paper
Read about the benefits of being a member of EMB and review our achievements to date in our new value paper.
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June 2015

Annual Report 2014
Discover EMB's structure and governance and learn about the wide spectrum of strategic activities undertaken in 2014, bridging the gap between research, policy, industry and society.
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April 2015

STAGES Recommendations SPI
Proposal and Recommendations for a Science-Policy Interface (SPI) to support MSFD Implementation.
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November 2014

STAGES SPI Stakeholder Consultation
This report reviews an extensive STAGES stakeholder consultation conducted by Work Package 4 "Building a science-policy interface to support MSFD implementation". WP4 was led by EMB, in collaboration with STAGES partners.
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November 2014

Rome Declaration
A consensus view of the EurOCEAN 2014 participants representing that of the European marine research community and resulting from a wide consultation at national, regional, pan-European and international levels
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October 2014

How our ancestors adapted to sea-level change (policy brief)
A summary of the key research needs and priorities to discover and safeguard Europe’s underwater heritage
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October 2014

Land beneath the waves
State of the art, key opportunities and recommendations to advance the European Continental Shelf Prehistoric Research
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October 2014

4th EMB Forum Proceedings
The 4th EMB Forum Proceedings Arctic 2050: Towards Ecosystem-based management in a changing Arctic Ocean (12 March 2014, Brussels)
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September 2014

SEAS-ERA Report Strategic Forum
Third SEAS-ERA Strategic Forum Report.
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April 2014

Annual Report 2013
European Marine Board Annual Report 2013 outlining EMB activities and outputs against the strategic approaches of ForumStrategySynergy and Voice
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April 2014

Message from Bedruthan
High-level message from a workshop which brought together 50 experts from a broad range of disciplines to discuss the complex interactions between the marine environment and human health (March 2014).
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March 2014

Linking Oceans and Human Health: A Strategic Research Priority for Europe

This position paper identifies the key research needs and priorities to support the development of a holistic and coherent transnational oceans and human health research effort in Europe.

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December 2013

Navigating the Future IV
Foresight report organized around the framework of key societal challenges in the areas of climate, human health, food security, energy and safe and sustainable use of marine space
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June 2013

Annual Report 2012
European Marine Board Annual Report 2012 outlining EMB activities and outputs against the strategic approaches of Forum, Strategy, Synergy and Voice
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April 2013

Achieving Ecologically Coherent MPA Network in Europe: Science Needs and Priorities
Science needs and priorities to inform, engage and empower stakeholders in planning networks of MPAs across Europe and beyond
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April 2013

Getting Ready for an Ice-free Arctic
Science Commentary calling for a sustained Arctic marine observation and data exchange system
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April 2013

SEAS-ERA Report 2nd Strategic Forum
Second SEAS-ERA Strategic Forum.
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April 2013

Marine Biodiversity: A Science Roadmap for Europe
Reveals gaps in our knowledge and research capacities, examines the policy landscape and includes a roadmap for European marine biodiversity research.
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September 2012

Marine Microbial Diversity and its role in Ecosystem Functioning and Environmental Change

Highlights recent advances in marine microbial research and identifies key priorities and needs for future European research.

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June 2012

Annual Report 2011
Marine Board Annual Report 2011
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May 2012

2nd Marine Board Forum Proceedings
2nd Marine Board Forum Towards a European Network of Marine Observatories for Monitoring and Research (16 September 2010, Brussels) 
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April 2012

3rd Marine Board Forum Proceedings
3rd Marine Board Forum Proceedings New Technologies for a Blue Future (18 April 2012, Brussels)
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March 2012