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EMODnet was well represented at the European Maritime Day (EMD) 2023, which took place on 24th-25th May 2023, at the BREST EXPO, Parc des Expositions de Penfeld in Brest, France. EMODnet thematic and data ingestion Coordinators, the Central Portal and Secretariat teams were in attendance, with a variety of roles representing EMODnet at the exhibition and multiple stakeholder workshops related to marine and maritime data for innovation and sustained ocean observations.
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On 23rd May 2023 the EMODnet Steering Committee(SC) met in Brest, France, for its 18th meeting, hosted by Ifremer. At the 18th SC meeting, the EMODnet Secretariat announced a change in leadership, with Kate Larkin taking up the position of Head of Secretariat from April 2023 (read her welcome message here). Long-standing Head Jan-Bart Calewaert continues to work in the ocean data space, with more focus on global ocean data partnerships.

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In April 2023, the EMODnet Secretariat leadership changed with Kate Larkin becoming Head of Secretariat after more than 4 years in the Secretariat team. Outgoing Head of Secretariat (2013- March 2023) Jan-Bart Calewaert continues to work in the ocean data space, serving as a senior advisor to EMODnet, together with other activities focusing on global ocean data partnerships. The change of leadership was officially announced at the EMODnet 18th Steering Committee meeting on 23rd May 2023, hosted at Ifremer, Brest, France.
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About 60 delegates of the EMODnet Geology consortium met from 23-25 May in Torshavn, the Faroe Islands, to discuss results of the past project phase and the plans for the future. The Faroese geological survey Jardfeingi has been a subcontractor in the project during repeated phases of the project. For this meeting, they invited all project partners to meet on these remote islands in the Northern Atlantic. The meeting was held at the excellent setting of Hotel Føroyar overlooking the capital Torshavn, the island of Nólsoy and the sea. But the participants also had a chance to get a good glance of the islands during an excursion on the last day of the meeting, which in spite of rather harsh weather was much appreciated by the delegates.


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