On 19 May 2022, the first day of European Maritime Day 2022, the European Commission Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) released the fifth edition of the EU Blue Economy Report.
On 20-21 April 2022, over 70 experts from the marine, maritime, and wider domains convened in Paris for the first Digital Ocean Forum, organised by Mercator Ocean International with the support from the European Commission. Many EMODnet experts from the Secretariat, Central Portal, Data Ingestion and thematics eg. Biology, were invited to join expert Working Groups, to further define a collective community vision for a user-driven Digital Twin Ocean.
The EMOD-network has embraced the ongoing #MakeEUBlue campaign of the EU4Ocean European Ocean Literacy Coalition, with pledges from each of the seven thematics, data ingestion, the EMODnet Secretariat and European Atlas of the Seas. The full pledges are being promoted during April and May 2022 via social media, in the weeks leading up to the EU4Ocean Summit on 20 May in Ravenna, Italy, as part of European Maritime Day 2022. Read all the pledges below, and find out more in the section “upcoming...
The Easter bells brought us the good news that the EMODnet Data Ingestion project is now entering its phase 3 for two years. This confirms the unwavering support of the team work of 43 organizations for streamlining the data ingestion process. The leadership of the project has been confirmed with the Mariene Informatie Service B.V. (MARIS) as coordinator and the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) as scientific coordinator.
The EMOD-network proposed a number of key recommendations for EMODnet, IODE and the global ocean data ecosystem in the context of the UN Ocean Decade.
Recommendations on the direction of IODE in the next decade, from the perspective of the EU long-term marine data service EMODnet, taking into consideration the objectives of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.
On 14-16 February 2022, EMODnet experts came together with international representatives of ocean data in Sopot, Poland and online to present the latest status, achievements and future evolution of EMODnet at the International Ocean Data Conference 2022 - The Data We Need for the Ocean We Want organized by IOC-UNESCO and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE), in collaboration with the Institute of Oceanology of Polish Academy of Sciences (IO-PAN), eCUDO.pl and...
As we do each year at the beginning of a new calendar year, we invite you to take a moment to reflect with us on the previous year, to collectively consider EMODnet’s main achievements of 2021 and look forward to what the coming year will bring for our growing network of data providing partners, implementers and users. This is a good time to do so as a lot of progress has been made over the past few years and more is on the horizon, as new vision objectives will drive EMODnet to adapt to the...
We are delighted to release EMODnet for Tourism, the final video of a series of eight illustrating the fundamental role of EMODnet in society. This video illustrates how EMODnet can support the EU’s blue tourism sector to develop new, more sustainable activities - and in doing so - create a more ocean aware and ocean literate public.
The 8th EMB Forum on 1 December 2021, at BluePoint Brussels and online, focused on facilitating the discussion between relevant European Ocean Decade stakeholders, including the science community and policy makers.