EUROMARINE pledges to the Mission Charter

PREP4BLUE partners EUROMARINE, the European Marine Research Network, have pledged to the Mission Charter. With ten different actions pledged, EUROMARINE is continuing to show its commitment to supporting Mission ‘Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030’ objectives.

Pledging to the Mission Charter is a great way for organisations to show their support for the Mission and take part in a joint European effort to protect our ocean and waters. All actions pledged to the Mission Charter are welcome and should fall into one of the following categories:

  • Research and innovation
  • Evidence-based knowledge and data and/or access provision to knowledge and data
  • Upscaling, deployment and replication of solutions
  • Citizen engagement, citizens-science, youth-led initiatives, communities of practice, ocean and water literacy, outreach, awareness raising and participatory approaches
  • Education and training

To capture the full spectrum of their activities, pledging organisations are encouraged to make as many pledges as they like. Pledges can be based on new or existing activities.

Under ‘Education and Training’ for example, EUROMARINE have made two pledges to organise two different Summer Schools. The first pledge is on the EuroMarine Summer School on “Emerging topics in coastal marine ecosystems” which will be held in July 2023 in Cádiz (Spain). Aimed mainly at PhD students, the main objective is to provide broad and interdisciplinary training on a series of emerging topics in the study of coastal marine ecosystems including climate change, mitigation measures, anthropogenic impacts, the use of marine technologies and the management of Marine Protected Areas.

The second pledge is on the Euromarine Summer School on “Interdisciplinary Ocean Transformation”. The audience for this course is Early Career Researchers (ECRs). The training aims to support ECRs in developing the interdisciplinary skills needed to enhance the impact of their research beyond their disciplinary expertise by addressing complex ocean challenges through collaborative projects.

Under the ‘Research and Innovation’ category, Euromarine has made pledges to run a series of Foresight Workshops which will provide an opportunity for research teams to scope and collaborate on an existing or emerging topic in marine science research that would support the Mission. These workshops will address a range of topics from deep-sea mining to developing Pan-European response to aquatic Invasive species.

This is just a snapshot of some of the activities pledged by EUROMARINE. To read more about their planned actions, head on over to Marine Forum to find out more.

For more information about the benefits of pledging and how to submit actions, please visit the PREP4BLUE website.