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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Map of the week - European Maritime Day in my country 2019

This year’s EMD2019 is in Lisbon, happening now! Our “Map of the week” is a special one prepared especially for this edition of the European Maritime Day!

Last update: 17/05/19

1st EMODnet Technical Working Group Meeting

The EMODnet Technical Working Group consists of the data portal managers and developers involved in EMODnet projects. The group meets at least twice per year to discuss common challenges and solutions to provide better services to the EMODnet users.

Last update: 15/05/19

2nd EMODnet Technical Working Group Meeting

The EMODnet Technical Working Group consists of the data portal managers and developers involved in EMODnet projects. The group meets at least twice per year to discuss common challenges and solutions to provide better services to the EMODnet users.

Last update: 15/05/19

4th EMODnet Technical Working Group Meeting

The EMODnet Technical Working Group consists of the data portal managers and developers involved in EMODnet projects. The group meets at least twice per year to discuss common challenges and solutions to provide better services to the EMODnet users.

Last update: 15/05/19

Map of the week – Aquaculture production

This week the Seafood Expo took place in Brussels, the world’s largest trade fair in the fisheries sector, with 1,850 exhibitors from 79 countries. For the occasion, we decided to feature one of the world's fastest-growing food sectors, aquaculture, with a “Map of the week”.

Last update: 10/05/19

The European Atlas of the Seas, for the first time at Seafood Expo Global!

If you are visiting the fair, come and experiment with our interactive web mapping application at the European Commission stand (7-1411), on 8 May 2019.

Last update: 07/05/19

Map of the week – Submerged landscapes

This week we continue our series about geology and the wonders that we can find underwater by presenting a new map layer on submerged landscapes.

Last update: 03/05/19

EMODnet Secretariat progress update – 1st Quarter 2019

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

Last update: 30/04/19

Map of the week – Submarine volcanoes

In Europe there are many examples of submarine volcanoes in the Mediterranean Sea, particularly the Tyrrhenian Sea off the west coast of Italy. And the Canary islands, located off North Africa’s west coast, are a volcanic island chain with active submarine volcanoes in the surrounding waters. Explore the “Map of the week” and learn more about our underwater landscape!

Last update: 26/04/19

Map of the week - Accident density

Our “Map of the week”, provided by EMSA, gives an overview of accident density (high, medium and low) in the seas around Europe (data from 2009). Factors such as the weather, the nature of the coastline and traffic density have a significant effect on the number and types of accidents that occur in a region.

Last update: 19/04/19

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