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EC Ocean Observation event (18 June 2021)

Published on: Thu, 17/06/2021 - 16:47
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    EC Ocean Observation event (18 June 2021, 13:30-17:00 CEST): OCEAN OBSERVING TECHNOLOGY: OPTIMISING EUROPEAN CAPABILITY & OCEAN OBSERVING GAPS AND REQUIREMENTS

    EC Ocean Observation Community Recommendations on Ocean Technology and Ocean Observing Gaps and Requirements

    On 18 June, the EC Ocean Observation event took place from 13:30 to 17:00 CEST. This event was organised by the EC Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Maritime Innovation, Marine Knowledge and Investment, and co-organised by the EMODnet Secretariat, European Marine Board Secretariat, EuroGOOS and Copernicus Marine Service, in collaboration with the wider community.

    It consisted of two sessions. The first session aimed at identifying how to accelerate deployment of more efficient and effective ocean observation technology, and the second session looked into gaps and requirements in ocean observation.

    It brought together over 90 invited Ocean Observing and Marine Technology experts, including representatives from the research community (e.g., EU projects, national institutes and networks), marine/maritime industry, policy (e.g., national authorities, Regional Sea Conventions and European policy makers), European organisations and networks (e.g., EMODnet, Copernicus Marine Service, EuroGOOS, EMB, Marine Research Infrastructures) and International initiatives  (e.g. NOAA, OECD, GOOS), and more.

    A full event report is now available Full event report, together with a summary of Community Recommendations Community Recommendations.

    Visual graphics were produced of both sessions, and are publically viewable, in the EMODnet Open Conference 2021 Virtual Exhibition, together with more community resources on European Ocean Observation and wider European efforts on marine data, information and knowledge.

    For more information about the event, contact: secretariat@emodnet.eu

     

    Agenda:  Ocean Observation Agenda

    13:30 -13:40

    Introduction, key scope, expected outputs, etc. (EC, DG MARE)

     

    Andreea Strachinescu, EC DG MARE

    Zoi Konstantinou, EC DG MARE (Meeting Chair)

    Kate Larkin, EMODnet Secretariat (Co-Chair)

     

    SESSION 1: OCEAN OBSERVING TECHNOLOGY: OPTIMISING EUROPEAN CAPABILITY

    13:40-14:20

    Short showcase talks 5’  (5 slides / speaker)

     

    • Sander van den Burg, WUR: Improving market uptake of European technologies: lessons from stakeholder consultation

    Presentation Sander van den Burg

    • Laurent Delauney, Ifremer: Outcomes of the EOOS Technology Forum

    Presentation Laurent Delauney

    • Ralph Rayner, NOAA IOOS: The US Ocean Enterprise Study as an example of stakeholder engagement

    Presentation Ralph Rayner

    • Doug Connelly, National Oceanography Centre: Sensor development in EC funded projects: FP6 to Horizon Europe

    Presentation Douglas Connelly

    • Romain Cancouët, Euro-Argo ERIC: How MOCCA project contributed to strengthen European manufacturers position in Argo program

    Presentation Romain Cancouët

    • Peer Fietzek, Kongsberg Maritime: Innovative technology for ocean observing

    Presentation Peer Fietzek

    • Andri Laidre, Flydog marine: Perspective from an SME

    Presentation Andri Laidre

    14:20‑ 15:00

    Breakout discussion: 4 break-out groups all discussing the same 3 topics, 40’

    Facilitators: Christos Arvanitidis (LifeWatch ERIC), Sheila Heymans (EMB), Henning Wehde (EuroGOOS), Juanjo Dañobeitia (EMSO ERIC).

    Rapporteurs: Ana Lara-Lopez (EuroGOOS), Nicolas Pade (EMBRC ERIC), Ángel Muñiz Piniella (EMB), Kate Larkin and Nathalie Tonné (EMODnet).

     

    1. Technological Research and Innovation - What are the priorities for developing new marine observing technology, considering the future requirements e.g. EU Green Deal, UN 2030 Agenda, etc.? 
    2. Market pull How can we create the conditions for European technology to be more attractive to the market (end users) and encourage private companies (manufacturers) to scale up?
    3. Finance – Are there any incentives that could be put in place to attract investment in mid-high Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) of European marine technology from private companies (manufacturers) to make them accessible to the market (end-users)?

    15:00-15:10

    Virtual Coffee Break

    15:10-15:30

    Report to plenary on Session 1: key recommendations from 4 break-out discussions

     

     

     

    SESSION 2: OCEAN OBSERVING GAPS AND REQUIREMENTS

    15:30-16:00

    Short introduction to session: EC DG MARE / EMODnet Secretariat

     

    Short showcase talks (5’ max each) by key methodologies for Ocean observing gaps and requirements in Europe

    • Quillon Harpham, HR Wallingford: EMODnet Sea-basin Checkpoints: Results and challenges – are marine data fit for use?

    Presentation Quillon Harpham

    • Pierre-Yves Le Traon, Copernicus Marine Service / MOi: CMEMS Ocean Observing Gaps and requirements

    Presentation Pierre-Yves Le Traon

    • Anita Franco, Estuarine & Marine Ecological Consultant: Coordinated Assessment of Marine Species and Habitats under the BHD and MSFD: Actions for Improvement

    Presentation Anita Franco

    • Henrik Steen Andersen, European Environment Agency (EEA): COINS project results and conclusions

    Presentation Henrik Steen Andersen

    16:00-16:50

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    16:50-17:00

    Plenary Panel: Evolving ocean observing gaps and requirement setting

    Structured discussion, in plenary, with audience Q&A  

     

    Panel Chair: Nadia Pinardi, UNIBO / EMODnet Mediterranean Sea-basin Checkpoint Coordinator

     

    Panelists

    - Inga Lips, EuroGOOS / EOOS Operations Committee

    - Enrique Alvarez Fanjul, Puertos del Estado / EuroGOOS

    - Quillon Harpham, HR Wallingford / EC Marine Knowledge expert group / EMODnet   

       North Sea-basin Checkpoint Coordinator / EMODnet Associated Partner

    - Pierre-Yves Le Traon, CMEMS / MOi

    - Henrik Steen Andersen, EEA

    - Anita Franco, Estuarine & Marine Ecological Consultant

                                                                       

    Conclusions and close of meeting