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.

Map of the Week – Maerl Habitats

The map of the week shows the modelled spatial distributions of maerl beds across the Mediterranean Sea.

Last update: 21/08/20

Map of the Week – Marine sediment extraction

The map of the week shows the locations in European waters where marine sediments are extracted as well as the end-use of the extracted material

Last update: 14/08/20

Map of the Week – Fishing fleet by gross tonnage

The map of the week shows the total vessel weight (in gross tonnage) of the fishing fleet in EU and EEA countries in 2018.

Last update: 07/08/20

Map of the Week – Predicted climate change impact on the Atlantic cod habitat

The map of the week shows the predicted loss, preservation (refugia) and gain in the habitat of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) under a business-as-usual climate change scenario.

Last update: 31/07/20

EMODnet Secretariat progress update – 2nd quarter 2020

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 fourteenth Secretariat progress report since the start of the EMODnet Development Phase III (2017-2021) and covers activities developed within EMODnet in the period April-May-June 2020.

Last update: 31/07/20

How would increased farming of algae and shellfish affect nutrient concentration in European seas?

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Last update: 26/07/20

How accurate are vessel density maps derived from AIS signals captured by satellites?

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Last update: 26/07/20

Map of the Week – Population in cities

The map of the week shows the population in European cities in 2018 and demographic changes by sex and age group.

Last update: 24/07/20

Map of the Week – Fish catches by country

The map of the week shows the volume of fish caught (in tonnes of live weight) in 2018 by EU and EEA member states as well as the UK and Turkey

Last update: 17/07/20

Map of the Week – #EUBeachCleanUp

This map of the week shows the locations of the #EUBeachCleanUp events, the number of participants and how much trash was removed from the marine environment.

Last update: 10/07/20