Eight month study by COWI Belgium SPRL, COWI A/S, BIO Inteligence Service SAS, Ernst & Young et Associés starting 3 August 2012 (contract)
The objective is to provide background knowledge and analysis that will support the impact assessment that will follow the Green Paper on Marine Knowledge 2020 to be adopted in summer 2012.
The background knowledge provided by this study will complement other sources of information, such as the original impact assessment, the studies that contributed to that assessment, as well as other studies such as the one for Blue Growth.
 European Marine Observation and Data Network Impact Assessment, 8.9.2010, SEC(2010) 998
 Marine Knowledge 2020: marine data and observation for smart and sustainable growth, 8.9.2010 COM(2010) 461
 Blue Growth: Scenarios and drivers for Sustainable Growth from the Oceans, Seas and Coasts DG‑MARE study . MARE/2010/01