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.

Map of the week – Fisheries local action groups

The map of the week features the location of the Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs) across Europe.

Last update: 08/11/19

Major new EU contribution to the EU-China Blue Partnership for the Oceans

increasing the basic knowledge needed to deal with the challenges of our planet’s rapidly changing seas and oceans

Last update: 07/11/19

Map of the week - Sea-floor stratigraphy

The map of the week features the stratigraphy of the European sea-floor at the age level.

Last update: 31/10/19

Map of the week - Marine Natura 2000 Sites

The Map of the week features the Marine Protected Areas of the Natura 2000 network, with a focus on European seas.

Last update: 25/10/19

EMODnet Secretariat progress update - 3rd 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 eleventh Secretariat progress report since the start of the EMODnet Development Phase III (2017-2020) and covers activities developed within EMODnet in the period July-August-September 2019.

Last update: 31/10/19

EMODnet & Copernicus Marine Service - 3rd Coordination Meeting

The EMODnet-CMEMS coordination meetings aim to foster current collaboration and leverage future mutual areas of benefit between EMODnet and CMEMS.

Last update: 18/10/19

Map of the week - Chlorophyll Concentration

The map of the week features the long-term average concentration of chlorophyll at the ocean’s surface.

Last update: 18/10/19

Map of the week – Beach Litter – Cigarettes

The map of the week shows the average number of cigarette related litter items along 100 metre segments of the European beaches.

Last update: 11/10/19

Minutes of the 11th EMODnet Steering Committee Meeting

Meeting Venue: Zebrastraat, Zebrastraat 32, Ghent, Belgium Dates: Monday 2 September (09:30 CEST) - Tuesday 3 September 2019 (12:30 CEST)

Last update: 14/10/19

Map of the week – Quotas by species

The map of the week features the national fishing quotas in thousands of tonnes per fish species in the EU Countries.

Last update: 04/10/19