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We are very sad to announce that the former Chair of the European Marine Board, Professor Kostas Nittis, passed away on 30 July.
Professor Nittis was elected EMB Chairman in 2011 and served the Committee until May 2014.
A distinguished oceanographer, Professor Nittis was appointed Secretary General of the EuroGOOS network in 2012 and was a leading figure in Europe for the promotion of marine science and setting the marine research agenda.
Professor Nittis also took an active part in the ongoing discussion concerning the future situation of the ESF Expert Boards and Committees, in the wake of the current evolution of the European Science Foundation.
The ESF extends its condolences to his family and to the EMB.