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Launch European Marine Board Future Science Brief: Marine Science Communication in Europe

Launched today in a dedicated webinar, the European Marine Board (EMB) Future Science Brief N°8 ‘Marine Science Communication in Europe: a way forward’ highlights the critical need to strengthen the marine science communication capacity in Europe, as well as develop dedicated training programs, engage in deeper and wider collaboration with stakeholders, and ensure close interaction with the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) and the EU Mission: Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030.

EMB would like to thank the members of the European Marine Board Communications Panel (EMBCP), the external reviewers and additional contributors for delivering this Future Science Brief. Special thanks goes to the EMBCP Members and other communication experts who facilitated surveys in their countries and organizations, and the 80 experts and 1861 students from all over Europe who responded to the surveys that underpin this document, as well as the teachers that supported them.

We would be very grateful if you could disseminate the Future Science Brief widely within your networks and promote the publication on your websites, newsletters and social media, or interact with the EMB social media accounts (Twitter: @EMarineBoard; Facebook: EMarineBoard; LinkedIn: European Marine Board; Instagram: EMarineBoard; YouTube: European Marine Board).

Please contact the EMB Secretariat at [email protected] to request hard copies of the publication, to suggest relevant dissemination opportunities, or to propose other relevant communication activities (e.g. presentations, journal papers etc.).

About the Future Science Brief

Marine science communication aims to increase understanding and raise awareness of the importance of Ocean science. It can increase curiosity about scientific discoveries and issues related to our Ocean, while creating awareness and inspiring responsible behaviour at all levels of society. Marine science communication can also help to advocate for policy that is committed to a sustainable Ocean and planet.

Future conflicts between the use of marine resources and marine protection will require solutions that need to be explained by experts and can be understood by non-specialists. New Ocean challenges and opportunities fuel the need for enhanced marine and solution-oriented science communication. This Future Science Brief highlights the critical need to strengthen the marine science communication capacity in Europe, as well as develop dedicated training programs, engage in deeper and wider collaboration with stakeholders, and ensure close interaction with the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) and the EU Mission: Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030.

Download the Future Science Brief N°8

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