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TITLE Integrating Marine Science in Europe   Marinescience.pdf (2.09 MB)
Document ID LIB248
Document type Scientific position paper
Issue date 01/11/2002
Original language of the document English
Document produced by European Science Foundation
Scientific domains
Policy domains
  • Environment


Short description  With its present membership of 24 marine research organisations from 17 European countries, the European Science Foundation (ESF) Marine Board provides a unique forum to express a vision for integrating marine science in Europe. This Position Paper Integrating Marine Science in Europe (IMS-E) represents an initiative to establish a Europe wide summation of marine research, prioritise recommendations and identify where future scientific challenges lie, while incorporating European societal needs. Its production is the result of in-depth consultation by the ESF Marine Board with all marine science stakeholders, including aspects of socio-economics, technology and research infrastructures.
It represents the first summation of the status and priorities of marine research in Europe.

Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  The European Science Foundation’s (ESF) Marine Board convened a series of workshops and specialist groups during 2000- 2001 to identify scientifically challenging and socio-economically important research themes in marine science and technology that are expected to contribute to a sustainable future for the ocean’s ecosystems. During this process, two reports were produced: Towards a European Mari ...

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