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 – Exclusive Economic Zones

This map of the week features the Exclusive Economic Zones of EU Countries for which a regulatory text exists in UN’s Convention on the Law of the Sea

Last update: 13/09/19

Meeting summary: 9th meeting for developing a SRIA for the Black Sea/ 8 MAY 2019, Bucharest

The meeting took place in Bucharest as part of the SUST-BLACK conference, where the ”Bucharest Declaration” of the scientific community was issued and the Strategic Research and Innovation agenda for the Black Sea (SRIA) officially launched. The group finalised the SRIA and discussed the avenues for the implementation of the Agenda.

Last update: 02/09/19

Map of the week – Rivers, lakes and river basins

The map of the week features the intricate network of lakes and rivers crossing the European continent. Furthermore, it also shows the river basins, the areas from which the collected rain and snowfall will eventually flow towards the different European seas.

Last update: 30/08/19

Map of the week – Submarine telecommunication cables

The map of the week features a schematic representation of the submarine communication cables that cross European waters.

Last update: 23/08/19

Map of the week – Underwater noise indicator

The map of the week features the monitoring of low and mid frequency impulsive underwater noise.

Last update: 16/08/19

Map of the week – ICES fishing zones

The map of the week features the boundaries of the ICES fishing zones.

Last update: 09/08/19

Map of the week – Habitat Descriptors – Biological zones

The map of the week features the biological zones used in the creation of EUSeaMap.

Last update: 02/08/19

6th 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 EMODnet’s users.

Last update: 02/08/19

11th EMODnet Steering Committee Meeting - Agenda

The EMODnet Steering Committee meets twice a year to review progress and set the priorities for future developments.

Last update: 02/08/19

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