Maritime Forum

Maritime Forum Themes


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.

EMODnet Bathymetry now offers the highest resolved bathymetric worldwide layout

EMODnet’s new World Base Layer Service (EBWBL) provides a fast and easy access to worldwide bathymetric information, enabling marine knowledge users including industry, scientists, coastal managers, students and the general public, to access high-resolution representations of seabed features from their own computer.

Last update: 30/06/20

Map of the Week – Conserving deep sea ecosystems

This Map of the Week shows the priority areas for conservation of several vulnerable marine ecosystems and commercial fish species in the deep sea, taking into account the predicted change in habitat under a business-as-usual climate change scenario, the connectivity between different areas as well as the economic implications for human activities like fishing and deep sea mining.

Last update: 26/06/20

Map of the week - Satellite and In Situ Observations for Advancing Ocean Monitoring

In this map of the week, we invite you to compare the satellite-based output with corresponding field-monitoring data on chlorophyll-a concentrations.

Last update: 19/06/20

7th EMODnet Technical Working Group Meeting - Spring 2020

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: 17/06/20

EMODnet & Copernicus Marine Service - 4th 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: 16/06/20

Map of the week – Blue Economy – Marine Renewable Energy

The map of the week shows the location and status the European offshore wind farms as well as the locations of test sites for newer marine renewable energy technologies like tidal and wave energy.

Last update: 12/06/20

Map of the week – Integrated Coastal Zone Management

The map of the week shows the locations of the different Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) projects involved in the OURCOAST initiative, the theme of the project as well as the support from different European funds.

Last update: 05/06/20

Map of the week – Fishing vessel density

The map of the week shows the density of fishing vessels in European waters derived using AIS technology.

Last update: 29/05/20

Covid-19 has reduced fishing activity in European waters

An analysis by the EMODnet human activity team using vessel density maps derived from vessels anti-collision equipment shows significant changes compared to a year ago

Last update: 28/05/20

Public consultation on "strengthening our knowledge in support of the European Green Deal call"

Topic 3: A transparent and accessible ocean. Towards a Digital Twin of the Ocean

Last update: 27/05/20