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The Maritime Forum aims to improve communication amongst EU maritime policy stakeholders. It allows parties interested in the EU maritime policy to communicate on a common platform. They can publish events, documents and follow developments in their areas of interest. Information can be shared amongst a closed community or published openly. Anybody can register to the forum and comment on its content.

8th EMODnet Technical Working Group meeting - Minutes

In this article, you can find the minutes of the 8th EMODnet Technical Working Group meeting (Autumn 2020)

Last update: 21/12/20

Map of the Week – Coastline changes based on satellite data

The Map of the Week shows how the coastline – where the land meets the sea or the ocean – is changing.

Last update: 18/12/20

Subgroup 2- Harmonization of Terminology and Nomenclature for MSP Output Data. 29 October 2020 - Online Meeting

This is the 2nd meeting of the Subgroup 2.

Start date: 29/10/2020 - 11:00
Last update: 18/12/20

Subgroup 1 – Mapping of existing and available MSP data across the EU. 30 June 2020 – Online Meeting.

Under the TEG, a working sub-group has been formed to focus on Mapping of MSP-related studies and data sources. The first meeting of Subgroup-1 aimed to address the issue of data sources, availability and requirements, which will require cooperation across sea basins to identify the needs in the area of MSP data for implementation.

Start date: 30/06/2020 - 14:00
Last update: 18/12/20

Subgroup 2 – Harmonization of terminology and nomenclature for MSP output data. 28 May 2020 – Online Meeting

The Technical Expert Group on MSP Data has been established to increase dialogue within the European MSP community and to move towards more robust and common standards in terms of MSP-related data collection and delivery. Under the TEG, a working sub¬group has been set to focus on harmonization issues and to identify or elaborate potential common data models (structure, format, nomenclature, etc.).

Start date: 28/05/2020 - 10:00
Last update: 18/12/20

Minutes - 6th Steering Committee Meeting of the European Atlas of the Seas

This article summarise the main discussions of the 6th Steering Committee Meeting of the European Atlas of the Seas which took place remotely on the 1 October 2020.

Last update: 16/12/20

Code of conduct for coastal areas

Citizenship and Ocean

Last update: 20/12/20

Marine Data to Support Aquaculture in the North Atlantic

The online event “Marine Data to Support Aquaculture in the North Atlantic” was organised on 20-21 October 2020 by the European Commission’s general directorates for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) and Defence, Industry and Space (DG DEFIS), the European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform (EATiP), the European Commission’s programmes of Copernicus Marine (Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service – CMEMS) and European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet). More than 60 participants attended the event, with a background equally deriving from the aquaculture industry and the policy/coastal managers sector (37% each), with another 24% of attendees working on aquaculture research and 2% of participants from other areas, including data providers and consultancy agencies. The workshop was the first co-designed event to explore how Open Data can be used to support sectors of the Blue Economy. More workshops will follow.

Last update: 15/12/20

Citizen Science – importance and benefits

Citizen Science is a very important aspect and useful resource these days, and the added value brought by citizens for science, research and policy, will represent an essential step made to have the actions carried out focused on the real needs of the community.

Last update: 14/12/20

Map of the Week – Illegal, unreported and unregulated fisheries

The map of the week shows the fishing intensity in European waters derived from Automatic Identification System (AIS) messages, an emerging technology that has the potential to improve monitoring and combat IUU fishing practices.

Last update: 11/12/20

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