As we do every year in January, we take stock of what we have achieved the previous year and look forward to what you can expect from us in the coming year. This time we have many updates for you as 2018 was a very productive year for EMODnet, with many achievements in the first full year of the third phase of EMODnet development (2017-2020).
The European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) launches the EMODnet for business campaign, a full month dedicated to the importance of open marine data and how it supports blue growth and industry.
Oceanology International, one of the world’s most important marine science and ocean technology exhibitions, offers a huge variety of high-level conferences and workshops. We are pleased to announce that EMODnet will take part in three events during this year’s edition in ExCel London from 13 to 15 March 2018.
EMODnet Bathymetry kicks-off Phase III with a new look, user-friendly portal providing access to its harmonised Digital Terrain Model (DTM) for the European sea regions. This DTM is generated by the EMODnet Bathymetry partnership on the basis of an increasing number of bathymetric data sets. These are managed as survey data sets and composite DTMs by data providers from government and research.
Bathymetric data, in essence information about the water depth and underwater topography of oceans and seas, is important in many aspects of marine research, administration and spatial planning as well as for management of marine and coastal environments and their resources. In coastal areas societal needs are at the forefront: safety of vessel navigation is the most prioritized rationale for bathymetric mapping close to the coast, around shoals and along shipping routes.
Turn your data into a valuable asset for the marine and maritime community
Knowledge is all about data. Therefore, we need more data, more data, and … more data. Since 2009, this has been the main driver of EMODnet. EMODnet collects data to make data, metadata and data products on European coastal and ocean waters available to help governments, industry and policy makers to make informed decisions. To further speed up this data collection process, a new EMODnet service has been developed: the...