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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 – European Atlas of the Seas Ambassadors

With this Map of the Week, discover who the 24 European Atlas of the Seas Ambassadors are, why the ocean is important to them and why we should all care for the ocean and seas.

Last update: 22/10/21

Map of the Week – Predicted climate change impact on the white coral habitat

The Map of the Week shows the predicted loss, preservation (refugia) and gain in habitat for the white coral (Madrepora oculata) in the future (2081-2100) under a business-as-usual climate change scenario. The study providing these data is part of the Horizon 2020 ATLAS project, a transatlantic assessment and deep-water ecosystem-based spatial management plan for Europe.

Last update: 15/10/21

6th EC Marine Knowledge Expert Group (MKEG) Meeting Minutes

In this article, you can find the minutes of the 6th Marine Knowledge Expert Group (MKEG) Meeting (Autumn 2021)

Last update: 15/10/21

10th EMODnet Technical Working Group Meeting - September 2021 - Meeting Minutes

This article summarises the main discussions of the 10th EMODnet Technical Working Group Meeting which took place remotely in September 2021.

Last update: 15/10/21

15th EMODnet Steering Committee Meeting - September 2021 - Meeting Minutes

This article summarises the main discussions of the 15th EMODnet Steering Committee Meeting which took place remotely in September 2021.

Last update: 15/10/21

Map of the Week – Finfish and shellfish farms

The Map of the Week provides information about the location of seawater finfish farms and shellfish farms in the European Union and partner countries. Finfish is the term used for bony fish and cartilaginous fish. Shellfish are animals that dwell in water and have a shell or shell-like exterior. The major categories of shellfish production are mussels, oysters, clams, cockles and scallops.

Last update: 08/10/21

How accurate are vessel density maps constructed from AIS signals picked up by orbiting satellites?

project kicks off to assess the accuracy in areas of high traffic density where collisions between signals prevent their detection by the satellite sensor

Last update: 04/10/21

Map of the Week – Global Ocean Chlorophyll (daily)

The Map of the Week shows the near real time daily Chlorophyll-a concentration at the ocean surface in regions which were not covered by clouds. Chlorophyll-a is a proxy for the abundance of photosynthetic plankton, the primary producers of the ocean.

Last update: 01/10/21

Minutes - 8th Steering Committee Meeting of the European Atlas of the Seas

This article summarises the main discussions of the 8th Steering Committee Meeting of the European Atlas of the Seas which took place remotely on 15 September 2021.

Last update: 28/09/21

10th EMODnet Technical Working Group meeting (Autumn 2021) - Agenda and presentations

Remote Meeting: Zoom 

Last update: 27/09/21