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.

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Blue Cloud workshop

stock taking of existing initiatives and discussion of way forward

Event date: 28/03/2017 (All day)
Last update: 15/03/17

Wanted - users of marine data

The European Commission is looking to set up an expert group to guide the development of the European Marine Observation and Data Network. Representatives of industrial sectors - oil and gas, renewable energy, shipping, aquaculture etc. - as well as companies providing value added products that support them are particularly requested but also public authorities responsible for such matters as spatial planning or coastal protection or civil society

Last update: 13/03/17

Minutes of the 7th EMODnet Steering Committee (SC) Meeting

Date: from 14:00 on Wednesday 14th February until 18:00 on Thursday 15th 2017 Location: : Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, Hertogsstraat 1 (Rue Ducale 1), 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Last update: 08/03/17

Bathymetry at the “foundation” of sea and ocean science & policy and safe maritime operations

A spotlight on the EMODnet latest results with a focus on EMODnet Bathymetry data and products.

Last update: 06/03/17

EU China Blue Year - discussions on marine science and data 中欧蓝色海洋年 – 海洋科学和数据研讨会

current status and possible ways forward

Event date: 03/03/2017 - 09:30
Last update: 08/03/17

Are Europe's marine data fit for purpose? - outcome of stress tests

Stress tests show that EMODnet and Copernicus have made significant improvements in access and usability of EU's marine data but that much remains to be done. Many data are still hidden, unavailable or mutually incompatible. Fisheries impact, river discharges and coastal erosion are particularly troublesome. Efforts are underway to tackle these parameters

Last update: 16/03/17

7th EMODnet Steering Committee Meeting

Letters have been sent awarding contracts to winners of the tenders and the third phase of EMODnet is due to begin. Thee resolution wil be even better, distribution on more chemical and biological species will be available and, for the first time, marine litter and underwater noise will be dealt with.

Event date: 15/02/2017 - 14:00
Last update: 13/02/17

EMODnet Secretariat progress update – January 2017

While the EMODnet community awaits the results of the evaluation of proposals submitted for EMODnet phase III (EASME/EMFF/2016/006), progress continued especially within the framework of the EMODnet Sea-basin stress tests. This EMODnet progress provides an overview of the progress and activities undertaken in the period November 2016-December 2016 and is largely based on the bi-monthly reports of the EMODnet projects supplemented with updates from the Secretariat.

Last update: 20/02/17

How good are Mediterranean marine data? draft of second data adequacy report

looks at availability and appropriateness of marine data in the Mediterranean

Last update: 07/02/17

Draft annual progress report 2016 for EMODnet

This report presents an overview of the progress of the thematic portals and regional activities achieved during the third year of operation of the EMODnet Secretariat, i.e. in the period from September 2015 to September 2016. This indicator report will feed into a stakeholder report for a non specialist audience.

Last update: 09/02/17

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