Dear EMODnet partners, colleagues and friends,
It has become a tradition: at the beginning of every new year, we take a moment to reflect with you on the previous year, to take stock of EMODnet’s achievements and look forward to what the coming year will bring for our growing network of data providing partners, service implementers and users.
After 34 months of intense collaboration, the EU-China collaborative ocean-data pilot projects EMOD-PACE (EMODnet Partnership for China and Europe) and CEMDnet (China-EU Marine Data Network Partnership) came to their end on 31 December 2022.
On 18-20 January 2023 EMODnet Chemistry participated in a workshop of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) on the revision of the format for marine litter data in the ICES Environmental Database. The hybrid event took place in Copenhagen (Denmark) and online.
On 26 January 2023, the EMODnet Secretariat hosted an online workshop on the added value and benefits of the EMODnet Sea-basin Checkpoint exercises that took place across six sea basins in 2013-2018. The workshop brought together more than 50 participants, including EMODnet Sea-basin Checkpoint Coordinators, partners and expert groups, EMODnet thematic and data ingestion Coordinators and representatives, EMODnet associated partners, the European Commission and wider invited experts from the...
EMODnet Data Ingestion is paving the way for expanding and diversifying marine data submissions to EMODnet, following an inventory of potential marine data sources in 2022 which revlealed 230 data sources from 25 countries and 35 institutes/organisations.
On behalf of EMODnet Chemistry, the Coordinating institute National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics (OGS) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). This is the leading organisation within the United Nations system in the field of environment, working to conserve, protect, enhance and sustain nature and natural resources, including biodiversity, worldwide.
The EUNIS habitat classification is a comprehensive pan-European system for habitat identification. The classification is hierarchical and covers all types of habitats from natural to artificial, from terrestrial to freshwater and marine. The habitat types are identified by specific codes, names and descriptions and come with cross-walks to other habitat typologies.
On 25 January 2023 EMODnet reached a new stage as it launched its fully centralised marine data service, integrating all of its thematic services into one single portal.
This thematic unification is a major upgrade, which simplifies access and enhances the EMODnet user experience. By providing a single-entry point to all EMODnet data, data products and services, the new portal offers services more suited to today’s data driven world and supports next generation ocean data and information...