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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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: 30/03/16

Strengthening marine and maritime innovation and knowledge transfer

Second collaborative lab of the "Building a West-Med Strategy" project with focus on Maritime and marine innovation, knowledge transfer, including emerging sectors and biotechnologies (North-South Corridor).

Event date: 08/03/2016 (All day)
Last update: 15/03/16

Commissioner Vella meeting with marine and ocean science institutes

discussed blue growth, climate change, research priorities, sustainable funding, observation, mapping

Event date: 02/03/2016 (All day)
Last update: 06/04/16

EMODnet Session at European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016

The EGU General Assembly 2016 brings together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. This year, the programme features a session dedicated to activities and data portas from the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) and highlight some of the main challenges for marine data management in Europe and beyond.

Event date: 20/04/2016 - 02:00
Last update: 04/03/16

mapping the Atlantic seabed

progress has been made in combining European and North American efforts to map previously uncharted areas of the Atlantic

Last update: 03/03/16

EuroGOOS & EMODnet Marine Data Workshop Germany

German organisations are contributing significantly to the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet). They are also significant contributors to the Copernicus marine core service and other marine data and information sharing initiatives, but there is scope to do more and better. Likewise, European initaitives can do more to take into account the challenges german data providers are facing. This workshop provided an opportunity to understand lessons of work done so far and to look at how the different programmes can work together to create a better understanding and use of the seas.

Last update: 23/02/16

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