Maritime Forum

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North Sea checkpoint - how complete, how accessible and how useful are the marine data in the North Sea?

Event date:
05/05/2015 - 00:00
Table of Contents
    The team will present the results at the halfway stage of their quest to assess how good the marine data in the North Sea are.


    The assessment is made partly by a literature review and partly through a set of challenges. There are seven Challenges: Wind Farm Siting (CH1), Marine Protected Areas (CH2), Oil spill Platform Leaks (CH3), Climate and Coastal Protection (CH4), Fisheries (CH5), Marine Environment (CH6) and Rivers (CH7). The assessment will help identify gaps and prioritize the needs in order to optimize the system throughout the value chain (i.e. data collection, in situ and satellite data assembling, data management and networking, modelling and forecasting, geo-infrastructure) and release  recommendations for future developments to better meet the application requirements

    The first data adequacy report  will be evaluated by a Panel of experts

    North Sea Basin Checkpoint – Expert Panel Meeting


    Hotel Malmaison, 18-20 Station Road, Reading RG1 1JX


    5th May 2015


    10:00 – 16:00

    10 -10:30 Tea/Coffee

    1.        Welcome

    1.1.      EMODNET and the North Sea Checkpoint (NSCP)

    1.2.      Participant Introductions and Apologies

    1.3.      Aims and objectives of the meeting including contribution required from the panel members

    2.        Overview of Method

    2.1.      Presentation summarising the NSCP project method and outputs


    2.1.2.Literature Survey

    2.1.3.Project Portal

    2.2.      Discussion

    3.        Wind Farm Challenge

    3.1.      Presentation summarising the approach and outputs of the challenge


    3.1.2.Wind farm siting results

    3.1.3.Data Adequacy Report

    3.2.      Discussion


    12:30 – 1:00 Buffet Lunch

    4.        Marine Protected Area challenge

    4.1.      Presentation summarising the approach and outputs of the challenge


    4.1.2.MPA assessment results

    4.1.3.Data Adequacy Report

    4.2.      Discussion


    2:00 -2:15 Tea/coffee

    5.        Open table discussion of key points6.        Conclusions