EMODnet participated in the first Sustainable Blue Economy Partnership Symposium, held on February 13-14, 2024, which launched its second call for funding with the event bringing together diverse stakeholders to promote the transformation towards a sustainable blue economy.
The Sustainable Blue Economy Partnership is excited to announce its second joint transnational call, offering support to research and innovation projects lasting 36 months. This call, co-branded as part of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, focuses on four priority areas: Digital Twins of the Ocean, Blue economy sectors and marine multi-use infrastructures, Planning and managing sea-uses at the regional level, and Blue Bioresources.
EMODnet Physics increased the amount of data available from New Zealand via the collaboration with MetOcean Solutions, the MOANA project and the Fishing Vessel Ocean Observing Network. The MOANA project, in particular, brings together 54 experts from across 14 national and international organisations that are trying to map, besides the oceans around New Zealand, local ocean dynamics which is extremely sparse, and not readily available to the people who need it, providing a more complete...
On 28th February 2024, EMODnet hosted a webinar titled “EMODnet for Horizon Europe and EU Mission: Restore our Ocean and Waters.” This invitation-only webinar was attended by over 95 participants representing at least 45 EU projects.
EMODnet Seabed Habitats continues to expand geographical coverage of the project to selected EU territories in the Caribbean (Anguilla, Sint Maarten, Guadeloupe and Martinique). The process of collating data for the Caribbean began during Phase 4 of the project (2021-2023).
Twenty-five new maps on pollutants have recently been made available in the EMODnet Map Viewer.
The products are divided into 3 categories that provide information on the distribution of sampling stations and concentration levels in space and time in all European seas and beyond for the parameters prioritised in the Marine Strategy Framework Directive.
At the first joint webinar on ‘Data and information management and sharing in the Decade: why, who, what and how?’ co-organised by the Decade Coordination Office for Ocean Data Sharing (DCO-ODS) and IODE on 31 January, Vicente Fernandez, EMODnet Secretariat, highlighted EMODnet as an important regional node contributing to ocean data sharing and interoperability to the global ocean data ecosystem and its contribution together with Copernicus Marine Service, to the establishment of the public...
Dear EMODnet partners, colleagues and friends,
A very Happy New Year to you all! The EMODnet New Year’s letter is something of a tradition, written by the Head of the EMODnet Secretariat. In 2024, the baton passes to me, Kate Larkin, as I took on the role of Head of Secretariat in Spring 2023. On behalf of the EMOD-network I wish the previous Head, Jan-Bart Calewaert, well in his new activities in the global ocean data domain, whilst he remains a trusted advisor to EMODnet.
Between 20th – 28th January at Boot Düsseldorf 2024, the German Ocean Foundation, EC DG MARE, EMODnet & the Scuba Schools International (SSI) unveiled the largest Ocean Citizen Science Initiative to-date, which sees divers and wider water sports enthusiasts collecting ocean data using low-cost, high-quality sensors, with data being made available through EMODnet as the EC marine in situ data service.
EMODnet Chemistry has recently created new maps on pollutants. The products are grouped into 4 map categories that provide information on the spatio-temporal distribution of measurements in all European seas and beyond for parameters prioritised in the Marine Strategy Framework Directive.