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European Marine Observation and Data Network

The European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) consists of more than 100 organisations assembling marine data, products and metadata to make these fragmented resources more available to public and private users relying on quality-assured, standardised and harmonised marine data which are interoperable and free of restrictions on use. EMODnet is currently in its second development phase with the target to be fully deployed by 2020.

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EMODnet Secretariat progress update – July 2017

This is the second Secretariat progress since the start of the EMODnet Development Phase III (2017-2020) and covers activities developed within EMODnet in the period April to June 2017. All contracts for Phase III have been signed. All regional and thematic groups are progressing according to planning. A very exciting period has begun.

Last update: 01/08/17

EMODnet Annual Report 2016

2016 was a successful year for EMODnet. We have already achieved what we set out to do by 2020; deliver a complete multi-resolution seabed map of European seas. EMODnet is now a reference source of data for those working in the coastal and offshore blue economy. It is already improving the forecasting of storm surges and helping national and regional authorities develop spatial plans and report the state of their marine environment.

Last update: 11/07/17

8th EMODnet Steering Committee Meeting - Agenda

The EMODnet Steering Committee meets twice a year to revise progress and set the priorities for future developments. The 8th Steering Committee Meeting will follow on from a Sea-basin Checkpoints Workshop focusing on the Checkpoint methodology. The Sea-basin Checkpoints serve to stress test the adequacy of the current observational capacity at a regional/sea-basin level and their results contribute to the improvement of EMODnet.

Start date: 13/09/2017 - 16:00
Last update: 10/05/17

EMODnet Checkpoint Methods Workshop

This Workshops will focus on streamlining the EMODnet Sea-basin checkpoint methodology. The Sea-basin Checkpoints perform stress test of the adequacy of the current observational capacity at a regional/sea-basin level and their results contribute to the improvement of EMODnet. The EMODnet Stakeholder Conference (14-15 February 2017, Brussels) highlighted the different approaches and methods applied by the sea-basin checkpoints stressing the need to assess best practices and a common way forward. The Sea-basin Checkpoints Workshop will take place back to back with the 8th EMODnet Steering Committee Meeting.

Start date: 12/09/2017 - 15:30
Last update: 04/05/17

EMODnet Secretariat progress update – April 2017

Last update: 02/05/17

Contact points for EMODnet projects

start and end dates. contact points in projects and EASME

Last update: 20/04/17

Blue Growth Data Challenge Part 1: Engaging Industry - EMD2017 Workshop

Current attempts to engage industry as users or providers of marine data are insufficient to fully unlock the wealth of European marine observations and data for blue growth. This workshop will discuss the challenges and benefits of public-private collaboration towards data acquisition and sharing. Drawing from initiatives such as WOC’s Smart Ocean Smart Industries program, MAREANO project, H2020 Columbus and the EMODnet Data Intestion Facility the workshop will identify best practices to promote industry-public collaborations and facilitate the uptake of data from private sector. It will set the stage for the follow-on workshop Blue Growth Data Challenge Part 2: Offshore Energy Case Studies.

Start date: 18/05/2017 - 17:15
Last update: 02/05/17

Minutes of the 7th EMODnet Steering Committee (SC) Meeting

Date: from 14:00 on Wednesday 14th February until 18:00 on Thursday 15th 2017 Location: : Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, Hertogsstraat 1 (Rue Ducale 1), 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Last update: 08/03/17

Bathymetry at the “foundation” of sea and ocean science & policy and safe maritime operations

A spotlight on the EMODnet latest results with a focus on EMODnet Bathymetry data and products.

Last update: 06/03/17

Are Europe's marine data fit for purpose? - outcome of stress tests

Stress tests show that EMODnet and Copernicus have made significant improvements in access and usability of EU's marine data but that much remains to be done. Many data are still hidden, unavailable or mutually incompatible. Fisheries impact, river discharges and coastal erosion are particularly troublesome. Efforts are underway to tackle these parameters

Last update: 16/03/17

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