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What are the Society's objectives?
- to advance the study and application of marine science through research and education;
- to encourage two way collaboration between the marine science research base and industry/commerce;
- to contribute to public debate and government policy on the development of marine science
- to hold, at regular intervals, scientific meetings for the discussion of all aspects of marine science
- to set up specialist groups as required in different disciplines to provide a forum for deeper technical discussions
- to disseminate knowledge of marine science to the public with a view to encouraging a wider interest in the study of the seas and an awareness of the need for their proper management
- to publish, among other things, news of the activities of the Society and of the world of marine science; material intended to present new activities and developments in a way to bring them to public attention; such other papers as may from time to time be deemed appropriate
- to provide or arrange, in suitable cases, financial assistance to students in marine science
How does the Society aim to achieve these objectives?
- by holding regular scientific meetings covering all aspects of marine science;
- by supporting specialist groups to provide a forum for discussion;
- by publication of a range of documents dealing with various aspects of marine science;
- by fostering links with other groups and societies throughout Europe and the rest of the world.