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Marine sustainability in an age of changing oceans and seas: JRC-EASAC joint report

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Nov 16 2016

The JRC and the European Academies' Science Advisory Council (EASAC) will hold a promotion event of their published joint report on 'Marine sustainability in an age of changing oceans and seas'. A detailed summary of the report is also available.

With the aim to promote the joint report of DG JRC and EASAC and thus further support policy-making, a series of events are organised in EU Member States and Associated countries. The approximately half-day events are hosted by EASAC-member and national Science Academies.

The report aims at contributing to the governance challenge of integrating various aspects of marine policy (fisheries management, biodiversity conservation and marine environmental protection) as part of a coherent ecosystem approach. It considers how current scientific knowledge on marine ecosystems and the organisation of science can support an integrated approach to management of the seas.

The report looks at a number of key aspects for sustainable development in changing oceans and seas, and particularly highlights the key scientific challenges in addressing these issues. The report presents both recommendations from science for policy development, and recommendations on policy for science.


Academy of Sciences, Rua Academia das ciências 19, 1249 Lisbon, Portugal


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