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 – 2nd Quarter 2019

This update is based on the quarterly progress reports of the different EMODnet projects (Thematic Portals, Data Ingestion Portal) supplemented with updates from the Secretariat. This is the tenth Secretariat progress report since the start of the EMODnet Development Phase III (2017-2020) and covers activities developed within EMODnet in the period April-May-June 2019.

Last update: 31/07/19

Map of the week – Oil spill incidents and response vessels

The map of the week features historical oil spill incidents and oil spill response vessels.

Last update: 26/07/19

Map of the week – Coastal Nuclear Power Plants

The map of the week features the locations of coastal nuclear power plants and their operational status.

Last update: 19/07/19

Map of the week – Marine bird observations

This map of the week features a global dataset of marine bird observations.

Last update: 12/07/19

Map of the week – Seabed litter – Plastic bags density

This map of the week shows the density of plastic bags in the European seas.

Last update: 05/07/19

Map of the week – Nights spent at tourist accommodation establishments

This map of the week shows the yearly changes in the number of nights tourist spent in accommodation establishments of coastal and non-coastal regions.

Last update: 28/06/19

Map of the week – Locations of wind farms

In light of EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019, the map of the week shows where offshore wind energy farms are located.

Last update: 21/06/19

A series of interesting EMODnet Geology products released in Spring 2019!

The EMODnet Geology team recently released a series of products related to topics including Seafloor geology, Marine minerals, Seabed substrates, Submerged landscape features, and Geological Events and Probabilities.

Last update: 17/06/19

Map of the week – Vessel Density 2017

This map of the week features a vessel density map which shows the maritime traffic on the European seas in 2017.

Last update: 14/06/19

Map of the week – Undersea relief names

In honour of World Oceans Day, this map of the week allows you to explore the many mysterious ocean landscapes, hidden below the waves.

Last update: 07/06/19

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