Maritime Forum
Marine Knowledge Expert Group

The European Commission has set up an informal expert group to provide the Commission with scientific, technical and operational expertise on matters concerning marine observation and data notably by:

  • assisting in the monitoring of all phases of all projects set up to further the aims of the European Observation and Data Network (EMODnet);
  • advising on the priorities for data to be made available through the Network;
  • advising on how the needs of maritime business and investment can be served better by the provision of data through the Network;
  • preparing an analysis of gaps in current or future marine observation systems that limit offshore or coastal investment;
  • determining how private companies could contribute towards monitoring the seas and oceans and how the data they collect for their own purposes could be made more widely available

It replaces the previous Marine Observation and Data Expert Group (MODEG) who helped to define how EMODnet could work. The necessary expertise to continue this technical advice is now within the EMODnet partnership. What is needed is more the viewpoint of the intended users. This group should help with that.

rules of procedure and list of members

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Second meeting of the Marine Knowledge Expert Group

summary report - towards a blueprint for business

Last update: 16/10/18

Blueprint - EMODnet for business

EU Commission Services have followed up reccommendations from their Marine Knowledge Expert Group and ask for a "blueprint" to guide further work

Last update: 28/08/18

Members of marine knowledge expert group

informal expert group to advise the Commission with the scientific, technical and operational expertise on matters concerning marine observation

Last update: 18/02/19

What can the Cloud do for marine data processing?

This post provides a summary of the results of a survey of EMODnet partners on the use and potential of using Cloud services

Last update: 04/11/17

Wanted - users of marine data

The European Commission is looking to set up an expert group to guide the development of the European Marine Observation and Data Network. Representatives of industrial sectors - oil and gas, renewable energy, shipping, aquaculture etc. - as well as companies providing value added products that support them are particularly requested but also public authorities responsible for such matters as spatial planning or coastal protection or civil society

Last update: 13/03/17

EMODnet Secretariat progress update – March 2016

EMODnet progress update largely based on the bi-monthly reports of the thematic lots covering the months January-February 2016, supplemented with updates from the Secretariat.

Last update: 31/05/16

EMODnet Secretariat progress update – January 2016

This update is largely based on the bi-monthly reports of the thematic lots covering the months November-December 2015 supplemented with updates from the Secretariat.

Last update: 04/02/16

Major new release of EMODnet Digital Bathymetry on http://portal.emodnet-bathymetry.eu/

The EMODnet Digital Bathymetry (DTM) made available earlier this year has been improved and upgraded over the last 6 months - the result is now published on the EMODnet Bathymetry portal http://portal.emodnet-bathymetry.eu/. Several anomalies have been remediated and the new release includes layers showing high resolution bathymetry for selected coastal waters in Europe to test the concept of a multi resolution product.

Last update: 08/09/15

EMODnet Secretariat progress update - July 2015

This update is largely based on the bi-monthly reports of the thematic lots covering the months May-June 2015 supplemented with updates from the Secretariat.

Last update: 01/02/18

Minutes of the 22nd Meeting of the Marine Observation and Data Expert Group (MODEG)

Date: Wednesday and Thursday 1-2 October 2014 Location: Belgian Federal Science Policy (Belspo) – Louizalaan / Avenue Louise 231, B-1050 Brussels Minutes Prepared by the EMODnet Secretariat Go to Meeting Agenda and Presentations

Last update: 23/10/14