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...
On 12 December 2022, the EMODnet Secretariat presented EMODnet’s diverse marine environmental and human activities data and data products to the EU Member State Expert Group on Maritime Spatial Planning, including the National Maritime Spatial Plans that EMODnet now offers.
EMODnet together with EC DG MARE are organizing a series of two online workshops on “EMODnet marine data for the offshore renewable energy sector”. The first workshop on 20-21 September 2022 focused on the Northeast Atlantic, North Sea and Baltic Sea.
EMODnet Human Activities participated in the second Community of Practice workshop of the European project Emerging ecosystem-based Maritime Spatial Planning topics in North and Baltic Sea Regions (eMSP NBSR) on "Coherence of the MSP data and information". The aim of the eMSP NBSR project is to enable maritime spatial planners from the North and Baltic Sea regions to reflect on current MSP practices, to learn effectively from each other, and to collectively identify problems and solutions.
On 19-20 May 2022, EMODnet experts from across the network joined hundreds of marine and maritime stakeholders in Ravenna, Italy and online for European Maritime Day 2022 where the EC Blue Economy Report 2022 was also launched by EC services DG MARE and Joint Research Centre (JRC), featuring EMODnet and the European Atlas of the Seas.
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...