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.

EMODnet-INSPIRE technical workshop

The main aim of this workshop is to discuss how EMODnet and INSPIRE relate at the semantic and technical levels. In particular, the workshop will address the mapping of the EMODnet data to INSPIRE spatial objects, and the relation between INSPIRE network services and relevant OGC services.
Created: 25/11/15 | Updated: 25/11/15

Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Ministerial Conference on Blue Economy, 17 November 2015

Over 100 participants from 33 countries, including about a dozen Ministers/State Secretaries, as well as Commissioners Johannes Hahn and Karmenu Vella met in Brussels for the first Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Ministerial Conference on Blue Economy.
Created: 17/11/15 | Updated: 18/11/15

3rd EMODnet-MSFD Coordination Meeting (8-9 December 2015, Brussels)

The aim of the EMODnet-MSFD Coordination meetings are to consider and discuss EMODnet progress and product development with relevance for Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) and marine environmental monitoring and reporting. This meeting will have a specific focus on Seabed Habitat Mapping challenges and how EMODnet Seabed Habitats can contribute to the MSFD assessment process. The meeting will also consider progress and opportunties to contribute by other portals such as EMODnet Chemistry, Biology and Human Activities (see for full range of portals and data resources).
Created: 03/11/15 | Updated: 11/11/15

5th EMODnet Steering Committee Meeting

The EMODnet Steering Committee is composed of EMODnet project coordinators, representatives from the European Commission and the EMODnet Secretariat to discuss progress, improve coherence of various activities, increase collaboration and guide the development of the Central EMODnet portal.
Created: 03/11/15 | Updated: 11/11/15

EMODnet - end of second year of second phase

The second phase of EMODnet began in 2014. The thematic groups are now reporting the results at the end of the second year of this phase
Created: 29/10/15 | Updated: 30/10/15

BLUEMED High-level Conference - 16 October at Pavillion Aquae – Expo Venice, Venice, Italy

The BLUEMED initiative (as part of the Marine Research and Innovation agenda) represents a huge effort to create coherence amongst marine research and innovation priorities at EU, sea basin and national levels and to mainstream blue growth objectives into the relevant instruments. The BLUEMED initiative will be endorsed by nine EU Member States (Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Malta, Slovenia, Croatia, Greece and Cyprus) on 16 October in Venice, in the presence of Commissioner Moedas.
Created: 15/10/15 | Updated: 15/10/15

23nd and Final Meeting of the Marine Observation and Data Expert Group (MODEG)

Final meeting of the Marine Observation and Data Expert Group (MODEG) will be organised back to back with the EMODnet Open Conference and Partner Meetings (20-23 October 2015, Oostende Belgium)
Created: 28/01/15 | Updated: 13/10/15

EMODnet Secretariat progress update - September 2015

This update is largely based on the bi-monthly reports of the thematic lots covering the months July-August 2015 supplemented with updates from the Secretariat. Current progress highlights Specific progress and achievements of thematic lots include

New EMODnet Checkpoints Kick Off (2-4 September 2015) - Meeting Summary

Teams of engineers and scientists have been assessing whether data collected in North Sea and Mediterranean are fit for purpose. The activities are at the halfway phase. Teams reported progress during a meeting in Wallingford, UK on 2-4 September. Teams beginning work on similar challenges in the Atlantic, Arctic, Baltic and Black Sea discuss and learn from this experience and present ideas for tackling common issues.
Created: 04/10/15 | Updated: 04/10/15

MedSEA CheckPoint - second annual meeting

how fit for use are the marime data in the Mediterranean?
Created: 25/09/15 | Updated: 25/09/15

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