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4th EMODnet Steering Committee Meeting - Draft Agenda

Event date:
01/07/2015 - 02:00 to 02/07/2015 - 02:00
Table of Contents
    The EMODnet Steering Committee is composed of EMODnet project coordinators, representatives from the European Commission DG MARE and the EMODnet Secretariat to discuss progress, improve coherence of various activities, increase collaboration and guide the development of the Central EMODnet portal.

    Date: from 9:00 on Wednesday 1 July until Thursday 13:00 on 2 July 2015

    Location: Joint Research Centre (JRC), Via E. Fermi 2749, I-21027 Ispra (VA), Italy

    Meeting Chair: Iain Shepherd

    Draft Meeting agenda


    Day 1 - Wednesday 1 July 2015 meeting starts at 9:00

    1. Welcome and adoption of the agenda

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

    3. Updates from DG MARE and the Secretariat

    • Status update running tenders for coastal mapping and EMODnet checkpoints
      • New EMODnet Coastal Mapping Project - Gaël Morvan (French Hydrographic Office SHOM) – 15’ + 5’ Q/A

      • New Checkpoints (Baltic, Arctic, Black Sea and Atlantic)

    • How to prepare for the next phase?

    • Future EMODnet governance, advisory and user group(s)

    Coffee Break 10:30-11:00

    4. EMODnet events and calendar 2015

    • Preparations for the EMODnet Open Conference and Jamboree
    • Joint EMODnet Checkpoint Event 2015
    • EMODnet@EMD2015
    • Other opportunities to raise the profile of EMODnet?

    Lunch 12:30-13:30

    5. Update from the thematic lots on specific issues of concern

    • Status of chemical data within and outside EMODnet

    • Status of Biological data within and outside EMODnet

    • Progress single sign on & adoption of new technologies

    • Key progress updates and challenges for the thematic lots

    • Quality assessment approaches for EMODnet products by different lots

    Coffee Break 15:30-16:00

    6. Updates from the North Sea Checkpoint; specific feedback for EMODnet portals; progress of the peer-to-peer data signposting functionality

    7. Updates from the Mediterranean Checkpoint; specific feedback for EMODnet portals

    + Short presentation and discussion on Information Platform for Chemical Monitoring (IPCheM) by invited expert from JRC.

    Day 1 - Wednesday 1 July 2015 meeting ends at 17:30

    Joint Dinner – Location to be decided


    Day 2 - Thursday 2 July meeting starts at 9:00

    8. Central portal Query Tool - VLIZ

    9. Feedback from the technical Working Group - VLIZ

    • Report on activities since last meeting

    • List of priority issues & actions planned to address them 

    Coffee Break 10:30-11:00

    10. External developments and interactions

    • EMODnet-Common Information Sharing Environment, CISE – JRC

    • EMODnet-INSPIRE (updates from the workshop 30/06/2015)

    • EMODnet and other major initiatives and developments (MSFD, EOOS, Copernicus, Fisheries, RSC, …)

    • Implications of the new Cookie Directive -

    • Developing win-win scenarios to secure buy-in from data providers by using EMODnet to adhere to Member States' requirements to comply with the growing number of regulations and Directives

    • EMODnet involvement in RTD projects

    11. AOB

    12. Next SC Meeting date and location

    13. Wrap up and closing of the Meeting 


    Day 2 – Thursday 2 July meeting ends at 13:00 with lunch

    14:00-16:30 - Afternoon Open Seminar on EMODnet for JRC staff - see agenda here

    17:00-18:30 - Kick Off Meeting of EMODnet Coastal Mapping Project (MARE/2014/10)


    Note: Members of the EMODnet Steering Committee Members are also invited to attend the EMODnet-INSPIRE Meeting at JRC in Ispra on Tuesday 30 June 2015 from 13:30 till 17:30. The agenda of this workshop can be found here: