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 – Locations of wind farms

In light of EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019, the map of the week shows where offshore wind energy farms are located.

Last update: 21/06/19

A series of interesting EMODnet Geology products released in Spring 2019!

The EMODnet Geology team recently released a series of products related to topics including Seafloor geology, Marine minerals, Seabed substrates, Submerged landscape features, and Geological Events and Probabilities.

Last update: 17/06/19

Map of the week – Vessel Density 2017

This map of the week features a vessel density map which shows the maritime traffic on the European seas in 2017.

Last update: 14/06/19

Map of the week – Undersea relief names

In honour of World Oceans Day, this map of the week allows you to explore the many mysterious ocean landscapes, hidden below the waves.

Last update: 07/06/19

Map of the week – Relative sea level trends

The map of this week shows the change in sea level (in millimetre per year), relative to the land, along the European coasts.

Last update: 31/05/19

Toward a European strategy for bathymetric data

outcome of EMODnet coastal mapping project

Last update: 29/05/19

Minutes of the 3rd European Atlas of the Seas Steering Committee (SC) Meeting

The European Atlas of the Seas Steering Committee meets twice a year to review progress and set the priorities for future developments.

Last update: 29/05/19

Map of the week - Community structural aid

This week the European elections take place. Therefore, in this map of the week, we are highlighting one of the European Commissions’ initiatives to improve the lives of EU citizens and the marine environment.

Last update: 24/05/19

What do > 300 people have to say about Europe’s ocean observing and marine monitoring? Release of the European Ocean Observing Conference report

The report contains the key conclusions of the EOOS Conference 2018 and the related Call to Action.

Last update: 21/05/19

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