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6th EMODnet Steering Committee Meeting Agenda

Event date:
21/06/2016 - 10:30 to 22/06/2016 - 15:30
Table of Contents
    The EMODnet Steering Committee is composed of EMODnet project coordinators, representatives from the European Commission 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 8:30 21 June until 15:30 on 22 June 2016

    Location:  Philippe Le Bon building Room 2.16, Philippe Le Bon 3, Brussels

    Practical information: download pdf

    Meeting Chair: Phil Weaver (Seascape)  

    Draft Meeting Agenda

    Day 1 – 21 June meeting starts at 8:30

    1. Welcome and adoption of the agenda

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

    3. Updates and follow-up from EMODnet Conference and Jamboree (October 2015)

    4. Overall progress updates and status of harmonization between the various EMODnet portals and websites

    • Updates from Secretariat
    • Updates from DG MARE
    • Questions for EASME

    1. Status and next steps for the EMODnet Central Portal

    • Setting the scene: recap Central Portal aims and objectives, concept, status and challenges – Secretariat
      • Requirements for data services
      • Requirements in terms of presentation and content

    Coffee Break 10:30-11:00

    Item 5 continued: ‘Status and next steps for the EMODnet central portal’

    • Progress and achievements to date – VLIZ

    • Updates from Technical Working Group; interoperability status - VLIZ

    • Work-plan: targets, milestones and objectives for coming 2-4 years – VLIZ and Secretariat + all to discuss

    Lunch 12:30-14:00

    1. External developments and interactions

    • Use of EMODnet data layers for CISE – Alexandru Chiric (DGMARE TBC)

    • Short discussion MSPD and use of EMODnet in planning activities (DGMARE TBC)

    • EMODnet-INSPIRE interactions – K. Millard (TBC)

    • EMODnet Data Ingestion Facility – Dick Schaap (MARIS) and/or Athanasia (Sissy) Iona (HCMR) - TBD

    • EMODnet-MSFD coordination – Secretariat, DG ENV + open discussion

    • Secretariat user survey - Secretariat

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

      • Progress of Copernicus-EMODnet collaboration – Antonio Novellino (ETT) and/or Patrick Gorringe (EuroGOOS) - TBC

      • IPChem (JRC): updates from interactions with EMODnet Chemistry – Alessandra Giorgetti (OGS)

      • EMODnet and ABS-Nagoya protocol – towards joint position with other marine infrastructures and networks – Secretariat, MARIS, VLIZ

      • Updates on EMODnet involvement in RTD projects – open floor

    Day 1 -  meeting end expected at 18:00

    Joint Dinner – 19:30 Den Talurelekker, Onderrichtsstraat / Rue de l'enseignement 25, 1000 Brussels [Note: this restaurant does not accept credit or other bank cards – prices are moderate with main dishes between 10-16 euro].


    Day 2 - 22 June meeting starts at 8:30

    1. Updates from all 7 thematic data portals as well as coastal mapping project project (10’ + 5’ Q&A each) with focus on

    • Specific issues of concern

    • Summary of feedback from users to date: recommendations and evidence of use

    1. Future avenues for coastal mapping in Europe - Corine Lochet (Shom) 

    Coffee Break 10:30-11:00

    1. Updates from the 6 sea-basin checkpoints project

    • Progress update – all checkpoint coordinators (10’ + 5’ Q&A each)

    • Interim results from Challenges; Oil leak challenge

    Lunch 12:30-14:00

    Item 7 continued: ‘Updates from the 6 sea-basin checkpoints project'

    • Joint Stakeholder Meeting/Workshops (February 2017, Brussels)
    1. Communication and visibility: EMODnet communication strategy update and guidelines

    2. EMODnet events and calendar 2016-2017

    3. Administrative and reporting issues + AOB

    4. Next SC Meeting date and location

    5. Wrap up and closing of the Meeting

    Day 2 – meeting expected to end at 15:30