Maritime Forum

EMODnet Checkpoint Methods Workshop

Event date:
12/09/2017 - 15:30 to 13/09/2017 - 19:00
This Workshops will focus on streamlining the EMODnet Sea-basin checkpoint methodology. The Sea-basin Checkpoints perform stress test of the adequacy of the current observational capacity at a regional/sea-basin level and their results contribute to the improvement of EMODnet. The EMODnet Stakeholder Conference (14-15 February 2017, Brussels) highlighted the different approaches and methods applied by the sea-basin checkpoints stressing the need to assess best practices and a common way forward. The Sea-basin Checkpoints Workshop will take place back to back with the 8th EMODnet Steering Committee Meeting.

Date: from 13:30 on Tuesday 12 September 2017 until 17:00 on Wednesday 13 September 2017

Location: Sala conferenze dello Spazio Europa. Via Quattro Novembre, 149, 00187 Roma

Draft Meeting Agenda

Day 1 – Tuesday 12 September 2017 meeting starts at 13:30

  1. Welcome

  2. Adoption of the EMODnet Sea-basin Checkpoint Meeting agenda

  3. Update by DG MARE/EASME

  4. MedSea & North Sea Checkpoints: summary of approach/methodology, lessons learned and suggestions for streamlining future stress-tests (1h)

Coffee Break 15:00-15:30

  1. Baltic, Atlantic, Black Sea and Arctic Checkpoints: different approaches/methods, best practices and recommendations for streamlining future stress-tests (2h)

Day 1 -  meeting end expected at 17:30

Day 2 - Wednesday 13 September 2017 meeting starts at 9:00

  1. Secretariat perspectives on current checkpoint methodologies and how to harmonize them (30’) - Belén Martín-Mígeuz (EMODnet Secretariat) - presentation (pdf)

  2. Comparison of used indicators and approaches - Frederic Blanc (CLS)

  3. Open discussion: towards a common approach for future EMODnet Checkpoints

Coffee Break 10:30-11:00

  1. Break out discussions on specific challenges and/or regional issues (if any)

  2. Conclusions – next steps

Lunch 13:00-14:00

Start of EMODnet Steering Committee* with focus on

  • Synthesis of the Checkpoint workshop: towards a common but flexible approach/methodology

  • EMODnet Stakeholder Conference outcomes

  • Latest results and updates from the Checkpoints

  • Maintenance of Checkpoint portals and products

  • Specific Checkpoint recommendations for EMODnet thematic portals & Data Ingestion project

Day 2 – meeting expected to end at 17:00

* For presentations see

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