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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.

The European Atlas of the Seas, an interactive educational and Ocean Literacy tool European Atlas of the Seas presentation at the Scientix Conference

The European Atlas of the Seas will take part in the online 4th Scientix

Start date: 18/11/2022 (All day)
Last update: 28/10/22

Macroalgae and Microalgae Production Facilities Map of the Week – Macroalgae and Microalgae Production Facilities

The Map of the Week shows the algae producing facilities in Europe by production methods. Algae are becoming increasingly popular in Europe for food, as a source material for use in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, nutrition or energy (biofuel). Companies across Europe are now harvesting, cultivating, or processing them to create high-value products.

Last update: 28/10/22

EMODnet Secretariat progress update - 3rd quarter 2022

This report provides an update of EMODnet progress made over the third quarter of 2022, and is based on the quarterly progress updates of the different EMODnet projects currently running (i.e. seven thematic lots, and one Data Ingestion facility) supplemented with updates from the EMODnet Secretariat. The summary below constitutes the third update since the start of the EMODnet Centralisation Phase (2022-2023) and refers to all activities developed within EMODnet for the period July-August-September 2022.

Last update: 28/10/22

12th EMODnet (Autumn 2022) Technical Working Group Meeting - Meeting Minutes & Presentations

This article summarises the main discussions of the 12th Technical Working Group which took place as a hybrid meeting (Brussels, Belgium and remote connection) in September 2022.

Last update: 24/10/22

Fisheries – Catches by country Map of the week – Fisheries – Catches by country

The Map of the Week shows the total annual catch of fishery products by European Union Member State as well as for some other major fishing nations, such as the United Kingdom, Norway, Iceland and Turkey. The data are expressed as the live weight equivalent of the landings. This is the weight as the product is taken from the water (that is, before processing) but excludes any products which, for a variety of reasons, are not landed catches by Member States.

Last update: 21/10/22

17th EMODnet (Autumn 2022) Steering Committee Meeting - Agenda

Mature agenda containing all topics for discussion during the 17th EMODnet Steering Committee Meeting, taking place between 7-8 November 2022.

Last update: 19/10/22

Argo Floats Map of the Week - Argo Floats

The Map of the Week shows the position of Argo floats currently in the ocean and seas worldwide. Argo floats collect environmental ocean data, including measurements of the temperature and salinity of the upper 2,000 m of the ocean as well as current velocity (speed).

Last update: 14/10/22

Sea level anomalies Map of the Week – Sea level anomalies

The Map of the Week shows information on sea level anomalies across European waters.

Last update: 07/10/22

Marine science and research infrastructures Map of the Week – Marine science and research infrastructures

The Map of the Week shows different marine research infrastructures across Europe, including research vessels and embarkable equipment, on-land and offshore research and test facilities in the physical, biological and chemical domain as well as numerous remote and in-situ observation facilities.

Last update: 30/09/22

12th EMODnet Technical Working Group meeting (Autumn 2022) - Agenda

Hybrid meeting: Physical meeting at

Last update: 29/09/22


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