Maritime Forum

Seabed Mapping Workshop Stakeholder Meeting on the Implementation of the Galway Statement –

Event date:
23/02/2015 (All day)
Table of Contents
    Follow-up on the Atlantic Seabed Mapping Workshop held in Dublin, December 2014 . EU-USA-Canada

       

     

     

    Seabed Mapping Workshop

    Stakeholder Meeting on the Implementation of the Galway Statement – Follow-up on the Atlantic Seabed Mapping Workshop held in Dublin, December 2014

    Monday, Februay 23rd, 2015, afternoon,

    As part of the general Galway Stakeholders meeting on 23rd

    Tuesday, February 24th, 2015, 9am-4pm

    Brussels, BEL.

     

    Venue: European Commission, Place Rogier 16, 1200 Brussels/Belgium

     

    Following the Atlantic Seabed Mapping Workshop held in Dublin on the 2nd December 2014, a Working Group was established to advance the recommendations and action points agreed at the meeting. The Seabed Mapping breakout session will be the first meeting of the Working Group and invited participants to discuss the Dublin Workshop agreements and to define a work plan for the group. The Atlantic Seabed Mapping Workshop report will be distributed prior to the meeting.

    Workshop Program

    Day 1 – Seabed Mapping Breakout Session (Cov2 09/183)

    13.30-13.45

    Presentation of the Seabed Mapping group’ challenges for the two days

    Alan Stevenson, BGS

    13.45-15.45

    General brainstorming of ideas and challenges

    All participants

    15.45-16.00

    Wrap up by Alan Stevenson on main issues for the discussion on the next day 

    Alan Stevenson, BGS

     

     

    Day 2 – Seabed Mapping Workshop (Cov2 08/190)

       

    9.00-9.05

    Registration and Welcome coffee

     

    9.05-9.15

    Opening & Welcome

    Alan Stevenson, BGS /      European Commission

    9.15-9.30

    Presentation of the BILAT USA 2.0 project (FP7)

    Vera Kamman, DLR / Camille Duran, innoTSD

               

     

     

    9.30-12.00

    Open discussion moderated by Alan Stevenson:

     

    The topics to be addressed are:

    1. Leveraging existing ocean exploration knowledge, infrastructure and programmes
      1. Improving linkages across programmes; updating terms of reference; fostering involvement of industry
    2. Integrating mapping, observation and forecasting initiatives. Communicating sharing of best practice and action on:
      1. Survey planning (co-ordination and sharing capacity, trans-national access to platforms and skills);
      2. Data collection (using the most appropriate technologies such as AUVs etc);
      3. Distributed data warehouse (quality, formats, interoperability);
      4. Data sharing (developed on open access principles);
      5. Seabed mapping outputs (e.g high resolution bathymetry, roughness, gradient, sea-bed geology and habitat maps; linked international classification systems).

     

    All participants

    Approx 10.45-11.00

     Coffee break

    12.30-13.30

    Lunch break (EC canteen available)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

                   

    13.30 -15.00

    Open discussion moderated by Alan Stevenson:

     

    The topics to be addressed are:

     

    1. Mapping the seabed of the Atlantic Ocean
      1. Identify a target pilot area(s) and the minimum data required for reconnaissance
    2. Ocean literacy
      1. Raising awareness of the need for mapping the Atlantic Ocean seafloor
      2. Communicating support for existing Atlantic initiatives, policies
      3. The value of trans-Atlantic collaboration

    All participants

    Approx 15.15-15.30

     Coffee break

     

    15.30-15.50

    Open discussion on the Action plan and next steps

    All participants

    15.50-16.00

    Wrap-up and conclusion

    Alan Stevenson, BGS

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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