From 12 September 2022, the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), which coordinates EMODnet Central Portal and EMODnet Biology, together with the EMODnet Secretariat as a hosted partner, will move into the new InnovOcean Campus in Ostend.
Have you ever felt like there was a scientist hiding somewhere in yourself? Well, if that is the case, you can embark on a voluntary effort as a citizen scientist, and contribute to the rescue of invaluable information about marine biodiversity, hiding in voluminous, paper-based expedition reports of the previous centuries!
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 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.
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...