European Marine Board

Developing common positions on research priorities and strategy for marine science in Europe


The European Marine Board (EMB) provides a pan-European platform for its member organisations to develop common priorities, to advance marine research and to bridge the gap between science and policy, in order to meet future marine science challenges and opportunities.

Structure and Members

Established in 1995, the EMB operates in association with the European Science Foundation. The EMB facilitates enhanced cooperation between national organisations involved in marine science (both research funding agencies and research institutes), European stakeholder networks and wider marine and maritime stakeholder communities, towards the development of common positions on the research priorities and strategies for marine science in Europe.

Adopting a strategic role, the Board serves its Member Organisations by providing a forum within which marine research policy advice to national agencies and governments and to the European institutions and agencies is developed, with the objective of promoting the establishment of the European Marine Research Area.