Maritime Forum

Maritime Forum Themes



The Maritime Forum aims to improve communication amongst EU maritime policy stakeholders. It allows parties interested in the EU maritime policy to communicate on a common platform. They can publish events, documents and follow developments in their areas of interest. Information can be shared amongst a closed community or published openly. Anybody can register to the forum and comment on its content.

Map of the Week – Employment in marine fisheries, aquaculture and processing

The Map of the Week shows employment information regarding extraction (i.e., fisheries and aquaculture) and commercialisation of marine living resources in the European Union.

Last update: 23/07/21

EMODnet Central Portal migrates to the '' domain

The EMODnet Central Portal- EU’s gateway to in situ marine data in Europe and beyond- has moved to an European Commission (Europa) web address:! This repatriation under a '' subdomain is an important milestone and reflects the long-term commitment of the European Commission Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) to EMODnet as a trustworthy and reliable operational service.

Last update: 19/07/21

BlueInvest Project Pipeline

The BlueInvest Project Pipeline is a showcase of start-ups and SMEs with qualified, innovative and sustainable products and solutions for the Blue Economy.

Last update: 19/07/21

Map of the Week – Marine Renewable Energy

The Map of the Week shows the point locations and operational status of offshore wind farms in European seas as well as the location of projects that harness marine energy (energy carried by ocean waves/ wind, tides, salinity and temperature differences).

Last update: 16/07/21

On an amazing journey with the European Atlas of the Seas!

On 16 June 2021, the EMODnet Secretariat organized an online ocean literacy workshop on the European Atlas of the Seas.

Last update: 13/07/21

EMODnet dialogue on Ocean Best Practices: Special Cross-thematic Session at the 2nd EMODnet Jamboree

The Special Cross-thematic Session on Ocean Best Practices brought together key representatives from the EMODnet and wider European marine data community, and global experts to assess and discuss the current status of EMODnet’s contribution to Ocean Best Practices, including presentations on OBPS, testimonials of the value of existing EMODnet community practices, as well as experiences from the perspective of a National Oceanographic Data Centre.

Last update: 13/07/21

EMODnet dialogue on Citizen Science: Special Cross-thematic Session at the 2nd EMODnet Jamboree

The Special Cross-thematic Session on Citizen Science brought together EMODnet representatives, scientists, NGOs and blue economy SMEs from across Europe to reflect on how EMODnet is cooperating with citizen science initiatives to increasingly expand and diversify its collaborations with data providers and users.

Last update: 13/07/21

Map of the Week – Seafloor litter – Plastic bags density

The Map of the Week shows the density of plastic bags at the seafloor expressed as the average number of bags collected by fish-trawl surveys over the period of one year. Note that the absence of collected data in some areas does not mean they are free from plastic bags.

Last update: 09/07/21

BlueInvest Market Opportunity Snapshots


Last update: 14/07/21

Map of the Week – Global sea surface temperature regional trend

The Map of the Week shows the spatial distribution of the mean sea surface temperature trends over the Global Ocean since 1993.

Last update: 02/07/21