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European Maritime Day 2023 Joint Workshop: Benefiting from Maritime Data to Drive Marine Innovation

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Access to these capabilities and the data sets deriving from them are also being federated via a range of joint efforts, responding to a growing demand for Open Science and FAIR practices to be implemented in the marine and maritime communities. 

Key European initiatives are tackling different aspects of these connected challenges, via thematic hackathons, the development of virtual platforms and tools, unification of existing portals, collaboration with other data related communities, and coordination of ocean observing and maritime transport initiatives, in order to further enhance innovation in the blue economy and maritime policy.

The key objective of the workshop is to discuss how to ensure we are gathering, presenting and using the marine data that is needed to drive European marine and maritime innovation further. The workshop will be organised in two subsections including presentations from the five projects and an open discussion.

  •  Joint workshop on 24 May 2023 - 16:15-17:30 CEST
  •  Initiatives involved: Blue-Cloud 2026, Technopôle Brest-Iroise, European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet), VesselAI, The European Ocean Observing System Framework (EOOS)





16:15 CEST

Welcome and introduction

16:20 CEST

(7-minute Lightning talks by each project/initiative)

Real-life examples of gathering and using marine data

  •  Ocean Hackathon® organised by Campus mondial de la mer, feedback from 7 years of experience - Alice de Joux (Technopôle Brest-Iroise)
  •  The Blue-Cloud thematic Virtual Labs - Patricia Martin-Cabrera (VLIZ)
  •  European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet): The In-Situ Marine Data Service for Europe - Conor Delaney (EMODnet)
  •  VesselAI - Manolis Kaliorakis (MarineTraffic)
  •  The European Ocean Observing System Framework (EOOS) - Inga Lips (EuroGOOS)

16:55 CEST

Open discussion + Q&A

Gathering data, FAIR data services, and enabling innovation
Moderator: Quillon Harpham HR Wallingford, UK, EC Marine Knowledge Expert Group (EC MKEG)

  •  Campus mondial de la mer - Technopôle Brest-Iroise - Alice de Joux
  •  Blue-Cloud 2026 - Dick Schaap (MARIS)
  •  European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) - Corine Lochet, SHOM
  •  VesselAI - Kimmo Laaksonen (NAPA)
  •  The European Ocean Observing System Framework (EOOS) - Inga Lips (EuroGOOS),event%2C%20at%20Brest%20Expo%20-%20Parc%20de%20Penfeld.