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8th EMODnet Steering Committee Meeting - Agenda

Event date:
13/09/2017 - 16:00 to 15/09/2017 - 17:30
Table of Contents
    The EMODnet Steering Committee meets twice a year to revise progress and set the priorities for future developments. The 8th Steering Committee Meeting will follow on from a Sea-basin Checkpoints Workshop focusing on the Checkpoint methodology. The Sea-basin Checkpoints serve to stress test the adequacy of the current observational capacity at a regional/sea-basin level and their results contribute to the improvement of EMODnet.

    Date: from 14:00 on 13 September 2017 until 15:30 on Friday 15 September 2017


    • Sala Conferenze Natali dello Spazio Europa. Via Quattro Novembre, 149, 00187 Roma (13/09)
    • Sala Conferenze dello Spazio Europa. Via Quattro Novembre, 149, 00187 Roma (14-15/09)

    Draft Meeting Agenda

    Wednesday 13 September 2017 meeting starts at 14:00

    1. Welcome and Adoption of the EMODnet SC Meeting Agenda

    2. Updates from DG MARE (EU Expert Group, …) – Iain Shepherd

    3. EEA Wise-Marine Portal - feedback on layout/functionality/content (

    4. Checkpoint Session focusing on

    Meeting end expected at 17:00

    Thursday 14 September 2017 meeting starts at 9:00

    1. Status update of actions from previous meeting & short EMODnet progress update – Secretariat

    2. Updates from the Secretariat

    • EMODnet activities, events and calendar 2017

    • Renewal EMODnet Secretariat mandate  EMODnet Secretariat

    Coffee Break 10:30-11:00

    1. Updates from the EMODnet Data Ingestion Project – Dick Schaap  EMODnet Data Ingestion Portal

    2. Interactions and needs for collaboration across the different thematic lots – Secretariat (general matters) and thematic lot coordinators requiring inputs/feedback from other EMODnet activities

    3. Short updates from the EMODnet thematic projects with a focus on major achievements and challenges of common concern – thematic lot coordinators
    • Global interoperability

    • Uptake and use by businesses

    • Use of Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs)  MedSea Checkpoint DOI experience

    • Common EMODnet reference coastline

    • ...

    EMODnet Bathymetry

    EMODnet Geology

    EMODnet Chemistry

    EMODnet Seabed Habitats

    EMODnet Biology

    EMODnet Physics

     EMODnet Human Activities

    Lunch 13:00-14:00

    Item 9 Continued

    Coffee Break 15:30-16:00

    1. EMODnet Progress Monitoring (indicators, user-feedback, etc.) – Secretariat and Trust-IT  TrustIT Monitoring

    2. Templates for EMODnet Progress Reports - Secretariat  Template quarterly report

    Meeting end expected at 18:00

    Friday 15 September 2017 meeting starts at 9:00

    1. Updates from the EMODnet Technical Working Group - VLIZ

    2. Update on Central Portal developments (data services & website revamp) - VLIZ & Trust-IT   EMODnet Central Portal

    3. Communication Strategy & Visual Guidelines (EMODnet Styleguide) - Secretariat & Trust-IT  Secretariat Communication Strategy 
    4. Coherent presentation of EMODnet projects & portals - Secretariat & Trust-IT

    Coffee Break 10:30-11:00

    1. Pilot Blue Cloud initiative and other updates from DG RTD's Marine Resources Unit - Agostino Inguscio (DG RTD)  Blue Cloud Pilot

    2. Interactions between EMODnet and other initiatives: ESFRI’s (EMOS, EMBRC, etc.), IODE, RSCs, MSFD, etc.

    3. Updates from Coastal Mapping Project & MSPD - SHOM  EMODnet Coastal mapping

    Lunch 13:00-14:00

    1. Looking forward: EMODnet Conference & Jamboree - Autumn 2018?
    2. Administrative and reporting issues & AOB

    3. Next Steering Committee Meeting: format, date and location

    4. Wrap up and closing of the Meeting

    Meeting expected to end at 15:30