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8th EMODnet Steering Committee Meeting - Agenda

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Event date:
13/09/2017 - 16:00 to 15/09/2017 - 17:30
The EMODnet Steering Committee meets twice a year to revise progress and set the priorities for future developments. The 8th Steering Committee Meeting will follow on from a Sea-basin Checkpoints Workshop focusing on the Checkpoint methodology. The Sea-basin Checkpoints serve to stress test the adequacy of the current observational capacity at a regional/sea-basin level and their results contribute to the improvement of EMODnet.

Date: from 14:00 on 13 September 2017 until 15:30 on Friday 15 September 2017

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

Draft Meeting Agenda

Wednesday 13 September 2017 meeting starts at 14:00

  1. Welcome and Adoption of the EMODnet SC Meeting agenda

  2. Checkpoint Session focusing 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

Meeting end expected at 17:00

Thursday 14 September 2017 meeting starts at 9:00

  1. Updates from DG MARE (EU Expert Group, …) – Iain Shepherd

  2. Status update of actions from previous meeting & short EMODnet progress update – Secretariat

  3. Updates from the Secretariat including EMODnet activities, events and calendar 2017 - Secretariat

Coffee Break 10:30-11:00

  1. Interactions and needs for collaboration across the different thematic lost – Secretariat (general matters) and thematic lot coordinators requiring inputs/feedback from others (specific issues)

  2. Short updates from the EMODnet thematic projects with a focus on major achievements and challenges of common concern – thematic lot coordinators

Lunch 13:00-14:00

Item 7 Continued

Coffee Break 15:30-16:00


  1. Towards more coherent presentation of EMODnet portals

Meeting end expected at 18:00

Friday 15 September 2017 meeting starts at 9:00

  1. Updates from the EMODnet Technical Working Group - VLIZ

  2. Update on Central Portal developments - VLIZ

  3. EMODnet Progress Monitoring (indicators, user-feedback, etc.) – Secretariat and Trust-IT

  4. New template for periodic EMODnet Progress Reports - Secretariat

Coffee Break 10:30-11:00

  1. Interactions between EMODnet and other initiatives: ESFRI’s (EMOS, EMBRC, etc.), IODE, RSCs, MSPD, MSFD, etc. - All

Lunch 13:00-14:00

  1. Updates from the EMODnet Data Ingestion Project – Sissy Iona and/or Dick Schaap

  2. Looking forward: EMODnet Conference & Jamboree - Autumn 2018?

  3. Administrative and reporting issues & AOB

  4. Next Steering Committee Meeting: format, date and location

  5. Wrap up and closing of the Meeting

Meeting expected to end at 15:30

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