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.
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.