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EU marine data services EMODnet and Copernicus Marine Service for an All Atlantic and Global Ocean Data Space

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The two EU operational Marine Data Services, i.e. Copernicus Marine Service and EMODnet are jointly organizing an online workshop “EU Marine Data Services for the All-Atlantic and Global Ocean Data Spaces” in collaboration with the EU All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance. The event will be a 2-hour webinar scheduled on *NEW DATE* 11 May 15:00-17:00 CEST. Registration is now open.

The objective of the webinar is to discuss with international marine stakeholders across the Atlantic Ocean and worldwide the current status and future evolution of EMODnet and Copernicus Marine Service, and to assess how these marine data services can contribute to realize a future All-Atlantic Ocean Data Space and Global Ocean Data Ecosystem and United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, providing transparent and accessible ocean data, information and knowledge for all.

The workshop will be very interactive with online Q&A to engage the audience with questions, short marine use cases invited from international stakeholders e.g., Brazil, South Africa, Canada, U.S., and with an interactive Panel and Round-Table that brings together people representing the marine knowledge value chain from observations to data services and end users, spanning different sectors e.g., research, policy, industry, civil society, and spanning genders, generations and geographical distributions.

About EU Marine Data Services: Copernicus Marine Service and EMODnet

DG DEFIS and DG MARE are supporting complementary initiatives: The Copernicus Marine Service and EMODnet that both distribute open access marine data, free of charge. Those 2 initiatives closely collaborate.

DG DEFIS and DG MARE have signed in 2016 and then in 2019 a Memorandum of Understanding to closely collaborate. In practice, the Copernicus Marine Service and EMODnet are collaborating at coordination and operational levels to emphasize the complementarity of their respective marine data offers: where EMODnet focuses on in situ marine data, offering the most comprehensive in situ marine data and data products across seven broad thematic areas, the Copernicus Marine Service specializes in Global Ocean and European Seas marine data products from satellite and numerical models for the Blue, White and Green thematic areas.

The joint EMODnet and Copernicus Marine Service in situ Data Ingestion Service aims at collecting and ingesting the private sector marine in situ data and redistributing it through their respective EMODnet and Copernicus Marine Service portals for the benefit of all marine user communities, including the private sector.

More information

Event page: EU Marine Data Services for the All-Atlantic workshop

News page: EU Marine Data Services for an All Atlantic and Global Ocean Data Space