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Europe's 2020 strategy recognises that knowledge drives innovation, which in turn brings growth that is both sustainable and smart. For the maritime economy much of this knowledge depends on observations of the rhythms and cycles of the sea. However, the data collected through these observations can only generate knowledge and innovation if Europe's engineers and scientists are able to find, access, assemble and apply them efficiently and rapidly. At present this is not the case. The Commission's "Marine Knowledge 2020" initiative aims to unlock and assemble marine data from different sources and facilitate their use.

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Map of the Week – Aquaculture production by species

The Map of the Week shows aquaculture production by species and country. Maps are available for several species including the Atlantic salmon, blue mussel, Cyprinus carpio, common sole, European eel, European flat oyster, European seabass, gilthead seabream, Mediterranean mussel, Pacific cupped oyster, rainbow trout, sea mussels nei and turbot.

Last update: 19/11/21

Map of the Week – Global mean sea level regional trend

The Map of the Week shows the spatial distribution of sea level trends between 1993 and 2019. It reveals that sea level is rising across most of the global ocean but there is large-scale variation.

Last update: 12/11/21

Map of the Week – Coastline changes based on satellite data

This map shows how the coastline – where the land meets the sea or the ocean – is changing.

Last update: 05/11/21

Map of the Week – Locations of wind farms

This map shows the point locations and operational status of offshore wind farms in European seas.

Last update: 29/10/21

EMODnet Secretariat progress update – 3rd Quarter 2021

This report provides an update of EMODnet progress accumulated over the third quarter of 2021, and is based on the quarterly progress reports of the different EMODnet projects currently running (i.e. seven Thematic lots, and one Data Ingestion Portal) supplemented with updates from the EMODnet Secretariat. The summary below constitutes the nineteenth update since the start of the EMODnet Development Phase III (2017-2021), and refers to all activities developed within EMODnet for the period July-August-September 2021.

Last update: 29/10/21

EMODnet Open Conference 2021 Outputs

EMODnet Open Conference 2021 Report: Connecting Open Data, Delivering Marine Knowledge: A Vision for 2030

Last update: 29/10/21

Map of the Week – European Atlas of the Seas Ambassadors

With this Map of the Week, discover who the 24 European Atlas of the Seas Ambassadors are, why the ocean is important to them and why we should all care for the ocean and seas.

Last update: 22/10/21

Map of the Week – Predicted climate change impact on the white coral habitat

The Map of the Week shows the predicted loss, preservation (refugia) and gain in habitat for the white coral (Madrepora oculata) in the future (2081-2100) under a business-as-usual climate change scenario. The study providing these data is part of the Horizon 2020 ATLAS project, a transatlantic assessment and deep-water ecosystem-based spatial management plan for Europe.

Last update: 15/10/21

6th EC Marine Knowledge Expert Group (MKEG) Meeting Minutes

In this article, you can find the minutes of the 6th Marine Knowledge Expert Group (MKEG) Meeting (Autumn 2021)

Last update: 15/10/21

10th EMODnet Technical Working Group Meeting - September 2021 - Meeting Minutes

This article summarises the main discussions of the 10th EMODnet Technical Working Group Meeting which took place remotely in September 2021.

Last update: 15/10/21

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