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.

Lunchtime conference on coastal mapping

water shallower than ships' draughts have traditionally not been mapped extensively but increasing use of marine space is leading to a demand for cost effective mapping of underwater topography

Event date: 08/12/2016 - 12:30
Last update: 30/11/16

Are the marine data in the North Sea fit for purpose?

It is difficult to ascertain the value of a dataset until the data itself are visible, highlighting serious deficiencies with the metadata. Also, although there may not appear to be a data gap at first sight, the detailed analyses uncover gaps which do exist

Last update: 07/11/16

Are the marine data in the Atlantic fit for purpose?

a team of scientists is conducting a series of stress tests to see how well the data

Last update: 25/10/16

Are the marine data collected in the Black Sea fit for purpose?

A consortium of researchers are conducting a series of stress tests to try to answer this question

Last update: 14/11/16


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

EMODnet Secretariat progress update – September 2016

EMODnet progress update largely based on the bi-monthly reports of the EMODnet projects covering the months July and August 2016, supplemented with updates from the Secretariat.

Last update: 08/11/16

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: 23/11/16

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