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ESF Launches New Vision on Marine Science in the European Research Area
On 11 November, the European Science Foundation Marine Board transmits its strategic report Integrating Marine Science in Europe to EU Commissioner Philippe Busquin in Brussels. The report, which is the result of two years consultation, provides a comprehensive overview of the important role of marine science in sustainable development and in meeting societal needs. It identifies exciting new... View News Article (2002-11-08)

Marine pathogens spread much faster than their terrestrial counterparts
It has become increasingly clear that pathogen epidemics are as significant a component of marine systems as they are in terrestrial systems. At an National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) working group on Diseases in the Ocean, McCallum, Harvell and Dobson collated data on epidemic spread from both terrestrial and marine environments. Their analysis, in a forthcoming issue... View News Article (2003-11-24)

Life's a beach
Scientists at Plymouth Marine Laboratory are developing new methods to rapidly assess the biodiversity of living organisms on beaches and other marine environments. They have already found many new creatures which have not been classified in previous studies. View News Article (2004-08-25)

Understanding the oceans microbes is key to the Earth's future
Life on Earth may owe its existence to tiny microorganisms living in the oceans, but the effect of human-induced change on the vital services these microbes perform for the planet remains largely unstudied. View News Article (2005-12-09)

Limpets reveal possible fate of cold-blooded Antarctic animals
A limpet no bigger than a coin could reveal the possible fate of cold-blooded Antarctic marine animals according to new research published this week in The Journal of Experimental Biology. View News Article (2007-07-24)

Scientists discover that Hawai'i is not an evolutionary dead end for marine life
The question of why there are so many species in the sea and how new species form remains a central question in marine biology.  View News Article (2011-07-05)

Brand new species of bacterium found in the Gullmarsfjord north of Gothenburg
Researchers at the Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences at the University of Gothenburg have discovered a brand new species of bacterium found only in the Gullmarsfjord north of Gothenburg. View News Article (2010-04-20)

Marine fungi reveal new branches on tree of life
Researchers from the University of Exeter have discovered several new species of marine fungi inhabiting previously undescribed branches of the tree of life. View News Article (2015-11-18)

European Information Centre on Marine Science and Technology - EurOcean gets three new members
The Flanders Marine Institute (Belgium), the Institute of Oceanology - Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland) and the Marine Institute (Ireland) have decided to become members of EurOcean, European Centre for Information on Marine Science and Technology, joining the two founding member organisations: the Foundation for Science and Technology (Portugal) and Ifremer (France). EurOcean operates an... View News Article (2004-05-12)

The fishing business : Natural Environment Research Council welcomes new report.
The daily business of fishing and trawling and its effect on the marine environment is scrutinised in a new report from the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, published tomorrow (Tuesday 7 December 04.) View News Article (2004-12-06)

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