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

What´s new

New member join the Consortium

As of February 2019 the University of Southern-Eastern Norway (USN) joined the NMU´s family.

USN´s  maritime profile is anchored at the Department of Maritime Operations with research groups in maritime logistics;  digitilalization of shipping operations and nautical systems; risk, security an regulation of the maritime industry, among others. USN offers in collaboration with UTromsø  a joint PhD degree in Nautical Operations, a MSc in maritime management and BSc in Nautics, marine technical operations and shipping industry.

We wish NSU welcome to NMU!


11-12 June, Paris

EurOCEAN conferences are major European marine science policy conferences providing a forum for the marine and maritime research community and wider stakeholders to interface with European and Member State policymakers and strategic planners, to consider, discuss and respond to new marine science and technology developments, challenges and opportunities. The next edition will take place on 11-12 June 2019, in Paris (France), hosted by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO.

Link to the Conference´s webpage  

Call for posters deadline 30 March

Latest publications from the European marine Board

Valuing Marine Ecosystem Services - Taking into account the value of ecosystem benefits in the blue economy.

This Future Science Brief makes some recommendations on how to incorporate outputs from marine valuation studies into the traditional analyses used in resource and environmental economics and into the European marine policy landscape and related management and decision making choices. It is primarily aimed at stakeholders interested in valuation of marine ecosystem services and natural capital accounting, spanning diverse roles from commissioning, managing, funding and coordinating, to developing, implementing, or advising on, marine ecosystem service and natural capital programmes.

The publication was established under the EMB Working group ‘VALMARE’ under the lead of Prof Melanie Austin (Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), UK). A short factsheet for policy makers is available here.


EMBs latest Future Science Brief No. 4 “Enhancing Europe's capability in marine ecosystem modelling” 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 mismatch between science and policy, providing recommendations to strengthen marine ecosystem modelling capability for current and future societal needs.

The Future Science Brief can be downloaded here and a short factsheet for policy maker

More information on the working group that established this publication is available here.


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.