EMODnet was represented at an
EU-China Blue Partnership Forum for the Oceans that took place on the 23rd of September in Shenzhen, China. The Forum, organized by EC DG MARE and Chinese authorities, served as a tool to advance jointly on relevant topics such as the Blue Economy, International Fisheries and Global Ocean Governance.
Starting this month, the EMODnet newsletter will include updates on the European Atlas of the Seas the EC DG MARE Ocean Literacy tool, powered by EMODnet. The EU Atlas of the Seas offers 275 marine data layers, with over 50% coming from EMODnet. This month the EU Atlas of the Seas has released 5 new predefined maps, a new tutorial for MyMaps tool, took part in outreach activities at the World Cleanup Day village in Brussels, and more!
EMODnet was pleased to exhibit at the ICES Annual Science Conference 2023 which took place in Bilbao, Spain on 11-15 September 2023. ICES is a key stakeholder to EMODnet, with ICES being a partner and data provider to multiple EMODnet thematics, including Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Data Ingestion. EMODnet experts are also members of a number of ICES Working Groups. The event also saw the launch of the OSPAR Quality Status Report 2023, to which EMODnet data/data products contributed.
The recently released OSL 3.0 report offers an in-depth analysis and summary of the key outcomes, breakthroughs, and ideas that were conceived during the event. For stakeholders and participants, the document serves as a valuable reference that outlines the contributions and innovations presented during the hackathon.
On 26-27 September 2023, EMODnet together with the European Commission DG MARE organised an online workshop on ‘’EMODnet Marine Data for Coastal Tourism’’. The workshop was attended by over 42 coastal tourism experts with representatives from diverse sectors including industry, research, policy, marine data services and non-governmental agencies. EMODnet was well represented by thematic experts from geology, human activities, physics, Data Ingestion, Central Portal and the EMODnet Secretariat.
OSPAR, the Regional Sea Convention for the Northeast Atlantic Ocean is a key user of EMODnet data, data products and services. EMODnet data and data products are regularly used as evidence to support regional sea-basin assessments.
webODV is the online version of the ODV (Ocean Data View) software and provides typical ODV functionality in the form of web services. The idea is to provide clients with user-friendly interfaces in their web-browser and access datasets that are centrally maintained and administered on a server using the full capacity of ODV. webODV can be used from every computer in the world, only an internet connection and a modern browser is needed, no special software installation or operating system is...
This summer data harvest is very heterogeneous in data content, with a temporal coverage ranging from 1880 until 2020 spread across the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, the Mediterranean, Baltic and North Seas.
Historical biodiversity documents comprise an important link to the long-term data life cycle and provide useful insights into several aspects of biodiversity research and management. By rescuing historical data, we better understand the ocean’s past, and we are able to predict the future of ocean life. Participants will be introduced to scientific practices and concepts such as the workflow for a citizen science project, the data standardization process, and the (meta)data curation. In...