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.

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: 06/07/16

EMODnet Secretariat progress update - May 2015

EMODnet progress update largely based on the bi-monthly reports of the thematic lots covering the months March-April 2016, supplemented with updates from the Secretariat.

Last update: 31/05/16

6th EMODnet Steering Committee Meeting Agenda

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.

Event date: 21/06/2016 - 10:30
Last update: 16/06/16

Marine Data Ingestion contract signed

this will provide a gateway for public or private bodies to deliver their data for safekeeping

Last update: 23/05/16

what is impact of fishing on bottom habitats?

As part of the proposed revision of the EU's good environmental status decision (Dec. 2010/477/EU) for marine waters, a meeting was held to determine how much of each habitat was presently affected by bottom trawling.

Event date: 11/04/2016 (All day)
Last update: 23/05/16

3rd Black Sea Stakeholder Conference, 14 June 2016 in Odessa, Ukraine

The Third Black Sea Stakeholder conference in Odessa will take stock of the work carried out during last year and outline further steps in the process towards a common maritime agenda in the Black Sea.

Event date: 14/06/2016 (All day)
Last update: 12/05/16

Oil Leak Simulation - EMODnet Sea-Basin Checkpoint Challenge

As part of a stress test on marine data, two days ago teams were asked to assess the impact of simulated oil spills in six European seabasins. All of them managed to deliver assessments of the fate of the oil – dispersed, floating, evaporated, beached etc despite the short notice. Interesting results were the influence of ice in the Arctic, the impact on fishing in the Baltic, the differences in dispersion between the Atlantic and Black Sea and the threat to coastal habitats in the North Sea and Mediterranean. In all cases it is the wind that largely dictates the movement of the slick and the type of oil that dictates the evaporation rate. As in a real spill, the amount of information regarding the fate and trajectory of the oil increases rapidly over the first few days, as more information and resources come into play from the scenario, and information comes back from the field.

Last update: 18/05/16

EMODnet Secretariat progress update – March 2016

EMODnet progress update largely based on the bi-monthly reports of the thematic lots covering the months January-February 2016, supplemented with updates from the Secretariat.

Last update: 31/05/16

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