Maritime Forum
EMODNET thematic assembly groups

Each EMODnet action gathers a partnership into a thematic assembly group. There are groups for bathymetry, geology, biology, chemistry, physics, habitats and human activity.  Each group aims to gather to relevant marine measurements within at least two sea–basins, to provide each measurement with comparable descriptors or metadata such as time and place of measurement and quality of measurement. These data are then processed into contiguous data layers over the whole sea basin. In addition maps are being prepared indicating where there are observations, where there are observations but the observations are not available and where the observations are missing. It is intended that all data and map layers be freely available.

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Webinar and detailed method of the EMODnet vessel density maps

Vessel density maps are by far the most requested GIS data product by EMODnet Human Activities users, according to a survey carried out in 2016. The maps went live on EMODnet Human activities for visualisation and download on 11 March 2019. The full method that led to the creation of the maps is now available online.

Last update: 25/03/19

New maps show the extent of marine litter in European seas

European marine data integrator EMODnet launches new digital maps of beach and seafloor litter, providing a comprehensive information tool for marine policy and wider society.

Last update: 24/03/19

New insights into European maritime traffic

The new EMODnet digital vessel density maps allows users to visualise vessel movement patterns and the distribution of maritime traffic in European waters. The service provides access to monthly composite maps by ship type for the year 2017 (with more to come). Maps are available free of charge for viewing, downloading, processing and usage for commercial and non-commercial purposes alike from the EMODnet Human Activities portal (http://www.emodnet-humanactivities.eu/view-data.php).

Last update: 13/03/19

EMODnet Secretariat progress update – 4th Quarter 2018

This update is based on the quarterly progress reports of the different EMODnet groups (Thematic Portals, Data Ingestion Portal), and supplemented with updates from the Secretariat. This is the eight Secretariat progress report since the start of the EMODnet Development Phase III (2017-2020) and covers activities developed within EMODnet in the period October-November-December 2018.

Last update: 31/01/19

EMODnet Secretariat progress update – July 2017

This is the second Secretariat progress since the start of the EMODnet Development Phase III (2017-2020) and covers activities developed within EMODnet in the period April to June 2017. All contracts for Phase III have been signed. All regional and thematic groups are progressing according to planning. A very exciting period has begun.

Last update: 01/08/17

EMODnet Annual Report 2016

2016 was a successful year for EMODnet. We have already achieved what we set out to do by 2020; deliver a complete multi-resolution seabed map of European seas. EMODnet is now a reference source of data for those working in the coastal and offshore blue economy. It is already improving the forecasting of storm surges and helping national and regional authorities develop spatial plans and report the state of their marine environment.

Last update: 11/07/17

Minutes of the 7th EMODnet Steering Committee (SC) Meeting

Date: from 14:00 on Wednesday 14th February until 18:00 on Thursday 15th 2017 Location: : Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, Hertogsstraat 1 (Rue Ducale 1), 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Last update: 08/03/17

Bathymetry at the “foundation” of sea and ocean science & policy and safe maritime operations

A spotlight on the EMODnet latest results with a focus on EMODnet Bathymetry data and products.

Last update: 06/03/17

EMODnet - Final reports Phase 2

Summer 2016 marks the end of phase 2 of EMODnet. Complete mapping of European seabed is now available together with more and more data on the physics, chemistry and biology of the water column and human activity acting upon the sea and marine life. Phase 3 will follow

Last update: 01/02/18

EMODnet Secretariat progress update – July 2016

Secretariat progress updates provide a summary overview of the main highlights, most recent advances and remaining challenges faced by all EMODnet partners in their efforts to develop EMODnet. This update is largely based on the bi-monthly reports of the thematic and regional lots covering May-June, supplemented with additional information from the Secretariat.

Last update: 02/08/16