Maritime forum

Europe's 2020 strategy recognises that knowledge drives innovation, which in turn brings growth that is both sustainable and smart. For the maritime economy much of this knowledge depends on observations of the rhythms and cycles of the sea. However, the data collected through these observations can only generate knowledge and innovation if Europe's engineers and scientists are able to find, access, assemble and apply them efficiently and rapidly. At present this is not the case. The Commission's "Marine Knowledge 2020" initiative aims to unlock and assemble marine data from different sources and facilitate their use.

Stakeholder conference – Towards an intiative for the sustainable development of the blue economy in the western Mediterranean

The European Commission kindly invites you to this Stakeholder conference. The conference will look at challenges and emerging opportunities for sustainable investment and job creation in the blue economy of the western Mediterranean on the 2d of February in Barcelona. Register at

Event date: 02/02/2017 - 17:15
Last update: 20/12/16

EMODnet Stakeholder Conference: Stress tests on marine data - Towards a European Ocean Observing System

How fit for purpose is Europe's marine data infrastructure? How accessible and interoperable are the data? Where are the gaps in monitoring? A series of stress tests in Europe's seabasins have been underway for the past three years. During this Conference the results of these stress-tests will be presented and discussed to find the way forward.

Event date: 13/02/2017 (All day)
Last update: 16/12/16

Progress in data ingestion - ensuring that marine data are not lost

A gateway will shortly be opened that allows researchers who have finished projects or public authorities who have received data from impact assessments or indeed any other holders of marine data to deliver them for safekeeping and subsequent dissemination through EMODnet for re-use by others.

Last update: 18/12/16

Public consultation on ocean observation

from European Marine Board and EuroGOOS.

Last update: 12/12/16

Lunchtime conference on coastal mapping

water shallower than ships' draughts have traditionally not been mapped extensively but increasing use of marine space is leading to a demand for cost effective mapping of underwater topography

Event date: 08/12/2016 - 12:30
Last update: 12/12/16

Are the marine data in the North Sea fit for purpose?

It is difficult to ascertain the value of a dataset until the data itself are visible, highlighting serious deficiencies with the metadata. Also, although there may not appear to be a data gap at first sight, the detailed analyses uncover gaps which do exist

Last update: 07/11/16

Are the marine data in the Atlantic fit for purpose?

a team of scientists is conducting a series of stress tests to see how well the data

Last update: 25/10/16

Are the marine data collected in the Black Sea fit for purpose?

A consortium of researchers are conducting a series of stress tests to try to answer this question

Last update: 14/11/16


looking at the various projects and programmes collecting, assembling or disseminating bathymetric data

Event date: 14/10/2016 - 14:15
Last update: 12/10/16

The importance of marine data for the development of the blue economy on local and regional level

How can regions best benefit from available data to develop the blue economy ,? What would the private business expect and how can authorities deliver in the field of marine data? : Do you think there is need for further regulation, deregulation or coordination on EU or national level/ does policy-making have to catch up?

Event date: 13/10/2016 - 13:00
Last update: 14/10/16

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