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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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

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.

Last update: 04/02/16

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

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

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

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