Maritime Forum

Maritime Forum Themes

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

Invitation to Webinar - Introducing a new Marine Arctic Data Portal powered by EMODnet Physics

EMODnet Physics has developed a prototype data portal with advanced data services providing straightforward access to centrally-curated circumpolar datasets and metadata records. The portal is composed of a map interface displaying the spatial distribution of observing platforms and plotting tools for datasets. The open webinar will present the new portal to interested stakeholders § register here:

Start date: 27/11/2020 - 14:00
Last update: 02/11/20

Third meeting of the Marine Knowledge Expert Group - Meeting Minutes

Date: 3 May 2019, 09:30 – 17:00

Start date: 03/05/2019 - 02:00
Last update: 19/10/20

Second meeting - Expert Group on Marine Knowledge

preparation of blueprint

Start date: 12/09/2018 - 00:00
Last update: 19/09/18

First meeting of marine knowledge expert group

aim is to get to know each other and discuss ideas and priorities for improving EU services for marine data

Start date: 19/01/2018 - 00:00
Last update: 21/02/18

Blue Growth Data Challenge Part 1: Engaging Industry - EMD2017 Workshop

Current attempts to engage industry as users or providers of marine data are insufficient to fully unlock the wealth of European marine observations and data for blue growth. This workshop will discuss the challenges and benefits of public-private collaboration towards data acquisition and sharing. Drawing from initiatives such as WOC’s Smart Ocean Smart Industries program, MAREANO project, H2020 Columbus and the EMODnet Data Intestion Facility the workshop will identify best practices to promote industry-public collaborations and facilitate the uptake of data from private sector. It will set the stage for the follow-on workshop Blue Growth Data Challenge Part 2: Offshore Energy Case Studies.

Start date: 18/05/2017 - 17:15
Last update: 02/05/17

First EMODnet Open Conference (20 October 2015) & partner gathering (21-22 October 2015)

There are over 100 organisations working on the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet). During a three day event, partners from different thematic groups will meet each other, discover new insights and work together on common problems. The event will start with an EMODnet Open Conference 20/10/2015 providing an overview of the achievements and a forum to discuss the way ahead together with users and stakeholders from industry, policy and the scientific community.

Start date: 20/10/2015 - 02:00
Last update: 04/05/15

Minutes of the 23nd and Final Meeting of the Marine Observation and Data Expert Group (MODEG)

Minutes and agenda of the final meeting of the Marine Observation and Data Expert Group (MODEG) organised back to back with the EMODnet Open Conference and Partner Meetings (20-23 October 2015, Oostende Belgium)

Start date: 19/10/2015 - 02:00
Last update: 28/04/16

EMODnet@JRC Open Seminar

The EMODnet Seminar aims to inform interested staff at the Joint Research Centre in Ispra and other stakeholders about the basic principles, architecture and development of the various components of the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet). It provides a forum for interaction and discussion on topics of common interest between the EMODnet community and various units at the Joint Research Centre.

Start date: 02/07/2015 - 16:30
Last update: 17/06/15

4th EMODnet Steering Committee Meeting - Draft Agenda

The EMODnet Steering Committee is composed of EMODnet project coordinators, representatives from the European Commission DG MARE and the EMODnet Secretariat to discuss progress, improve coherence of various activities, increase collaboration and guide the development of the Central EMODnet portal.

Start date: 01/07/2015 - 02:00
Last update: 23/06/15

EMODnet@EurOCEAN2014 pre-event: Connecting people with data

Date: 6 October 2014, from 14:00 to 18:00 Location: Giacomello room, Italian Research Council (CNR) Headquarters, Rome Italy Meeting Chair: Phil Weaver

Start date: 06/10/2014 - 16:00
Last update: 01/02/18