Maritime Forum

Inauguration of the EMODnet Secretariat Office

Event date:
19/02/2014 - 17:30 to 21:00
Table of Contents

    Inauguration of the EMODnet Secretariat Office

    19 February 2014 from 17:30 to 21:00
    UNESCO-IODE Auditorium, InnovOcean Site, Ostend (Belgium)

    Registration is required to participate this event - places are limited. Register using the form at http://www.emodnet.eu/secretariat/registration/.


    Final Programme

     

    17:30

    Start of the Inauguration

    17:30-17:35

    Welcome by the Hosting Institute
    Prof. Jan Mees, Director of the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)

    17:35-17:45

    Flemish Government support to EMODnet
    Dirk Van Melkebeke, Secretary General of the Department of Economy, Science and Innovation (EWI) of the Flemish Government

    17:45-17:55

    Marine Knowledge 2020 and the importance of EMODnet
    Lowri Evans, Director General of the European Commission Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

    17:55-18:05

    Perspectives from the hydrographic community
    Gilles Bessero, Director, International Hydrographic Organization (IHO)

    18:05-18:15

    Importance and international dimensions of marine observation and data acquisition, processing and management
    Dr. Wendy Watson-Wright, Assistant Director General and Executive Secretary, UNESCO, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

    18:15-18:25 Towards a European Ocean Observing System (EOOS)
    Dr. Niall McDonough, Executive Scientific Secretary, European Marine Board

    18:25-18:35

    The European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) and its Secretariat
    Prof. Phil Weaver, Chair of the EMODnet Steering Committee, Managing Director of Seascape Consultants

    18:35

    Official Inauguration
    Unveiling of EMODnet Secretariat Office inaugural plaque and photo moment

    18:45

    Buffet-Reception

    20.30

    End of Reception