Norwegian Marine University Consortium
An academic forum for cooperation on marine and maritime research, education and infrastructure

What´s new

New Publication from the European Marine Board

Strengthening Europe's Capability in Biological Ocean Observations” calls for an increase in the relevance of current (and future) European biological ocean observation capacity to strengthen global efforts towards our understanding of the ocean and enhance marine biodiversity conservation, for maintaining a healthy ocean for healthy societies.

The publication can be downloaded from EMB´s website, and a factsheet for policy makers can be found here. The publication is an official output of the European Marine Board, a strategic pan-European Forum with members including key marine research performing institutes, funding agencies and university consortia.

UN Decade of the Ocean

 Call for nominations and Expressions of Interest



UN IOC-UNESCO has opened two public calls for those interested in taking a more active role in preparing the Decade:

  • Call for nominations to the Executive Planning Group for the UN Decade of Ocean Science
  • Expression of Interest for supporting start-up activities (2018-2020)


Should you wish to submit a nomination or express interest in supporting an activity, please refer to the documents under the Resources Page.


EMB Autumn Plenary meeting

24-25 October 2018

Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e Geofisica Sperimentale, Trieste, Italy


Blue Economy Forum Working Group: call for experts
There are four working groups  seeking expert nominations:> Policy, Environment and Regulation
> Finance and Business Development
> Value Chain and Markets
> Science, Technology and Innovation

The first workshop will be in September 2018 (date to be confirmed). Interested experts can apply to join a working group, by filling in the contact form or contacting  them directly at