On 20th and 21st March 2014, a group of 50 experts from a broad range of disciplines gathered in Cornwall, UK, to discuss the complex interactions between the marine environment and human health.
Delegates of the workshop unanimously called for a coordinated, transnational and interdisciplinary oceans and human health research programme in Europe.
They recommended that research should be solutions-oriented, supporting health and wellbeing promotion and disease treatment, and informing maritime, environment, public health and innovation policy.
The workshop was convened by the European Centre for Environment and Human Health and the European Marine Board with organizing support from Ifremer, the Scottish Association for Marine Science and Plymouth Marine Laboratory.
Resources from the workshop are available to the right of this page, including a message from the delegates and an oceans and health position paper compiled by the European Marine Board.
Access the post event paper published in the journal Marine Environmental Research
A full set of presentations from the event can be downloaded here
Delegates of this event have already signed up to be part of a group attempting to develop research and funding in this area, if you would like to be involved you can sign up here
A post event paper published in the journal Marine Environmental Research is available here