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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Feb
04
2016
EMODnet Secretariat progress update – January 2016

This update is largely based on the bi-monthly reports of the thematic lots covering the months November-December 2015 supplemented with updates from the Secretariat.

Feb
04
2016
Minutes of the 5th 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: 04/02/16

Jan
08
2016
23rd Meeting of the Maritime Policy Member State Experts Group on Marine Knowledge

This meeting is postponed until further notice.

Event date: 04/02/2016 - 09:30
Last update: 02/02/16

Dec
23
2015
EMODnet Phase II - Second Annual Progress Report

The European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet), funded by the Financial regulation for the Integrated Maritime Policy, has reached the end of second year of development Phase II (2013-2016). There is now a central portal providing access to data portals covering bathymetry, geology, physics, chemistry, biology, habitats and human activities in European seas. Thematic data portals, a coastal mapping project and a complete set of six sea)basin checkpoints are coordinating their activities through a Steering Committee supported by the EMODnet Secretariat. This post provides a summary of progress made in the second year of EMODnet Phase II.

Last update: 13/01/16

Dec
19
2015
outcome of EMODnet-INSPIRE workshop

intended to bring EMODnet and INSPIRE to a state where they are completely compatible with each other

Last update: 11/01/16

Dec
01
2015
EMODnet Secretariat Progress update - November 2015

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

Nov
25
2015
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.

Event date: 07/12/2015 - 15:00
Last update: 04/12/15

Nov
17
2015
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.

Last update: 18/11/15

Nov
03
2015
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.

Event date: 09/12/2015 - 15:00
Last update: 11/11/15

Nov
03
2015
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 www.emodnet.eu for full range of portals and data resources).

Event date: 08/12/2015 - 15:00
Last update: 11/11/15

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