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.


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

IHO-EU network WG, 5th meeting

Meeting between Commission services and hydrographic community that aims to ensure that the 'collect data once and use many times' paradigm is put into practice.

Event date: 13/10/2016 (All day)
Last update: 12/10/16

Minutes of the 6th EMODnet Steering Committee Meeting

The EMODnet Steering Committee (EMODnet project coordinators, representatives from the European Commission DG MARE and the EMODnet Secretariat) regularly meets to discuss progress, improve coherence of various activities, increase collaboration and guide the development of the Central EMODnet portal.

Last update: 29/09/16

Are the marine data collected in the Baltic fit for purpose?

difficulties with fisheries data, wind profiles, alien species distribution, Marine Protected Areas. Comments invited

Last update: 27/09/16

EMODnet - Final reports Phase 2

Summer 2016 marks the end of phase 2 of EMODnet. Complete mapping of European seabed is now available together with more and more data on the physics, chemistry and biology of the water column and human activity acting upon the sea and marine life. Phase 3 will follow

Last update: 04/10/16

EMODnet Secretariat progress update – July 2016

Secretariat progress updates provide a summary overview of the main highlights, most recent advances and remaining challenges faced by all EMODnet partners in their efforts to develop EMODnet. This update is largely based on the bi-monthly reports of the thematic and regional lots covering May-June, supplemented with additional information from the Secretariat.

Last update: 02/08/16

legal aspects of marine environmental data

(1) Collection of information on access rights and restrictions on marine data (2) Analysis of general legal issues regarding access to data (3) Analysis of regulatory data provided to the Commission under the Common Fisheries Policy

Last update: 19/07/16

marine data infrastructure study

(a) an analysis of present marine data collection infrastructure; (b) an assessment of how much time and money is spent by various public and private data user organisation on different types of marine data; (c) an evaluation of the benefit of reducing uncertainty and (d) an analysis of the legal instruments that the EU could deploy for the establishment of EMODNET

Last update: 16/07/16

Workshop - an end-to-end integrated and sustained European Ocean Observing System (EOOS)

On 8 September 2016, a draft roadmap for a European ocean observing system will be presented at a dedicated event at the European Parliament hosted by MEP Ricardo Serrão Santos.

Event date: 08/09/2016 (All day)
Last update: 07/08/16

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