Pressures on semi-enclosed seas, including how to monitor and combat marine litter, was just one of the topics discussed at a joint EU-China event on marine monitoring. EMODnet joined experts from the EU and China’s State Oceanographic Department to compare different approaches, learn from each other and identify areas of collaboration in marine monitoring and forecasting, marine data management, marine spatial planning and the blue economy.
“The Future of our Seas” was the topic at the heart of European Maritime Day in Poole, UK, on 18 and 19 May. High-level sessions and workshops, as well as exhibition booths and a match making event provided the opportunity for attendees to present their work and engage with marine and maritime stakeholders.
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the EMODnet mission
the five EMODnet strands
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Last June, North Sea countries agreed to further strengthen their energy cooperation by signing a joint political declaration and action plan. EMODnet will play a key role in this process. The scope of the plan is the eventual development of offshore wind energy which will ensure a sustainable, secure and affordable energy supply to the region.
For some time, the private sector has been name checked by marine observatories and public data-sharing initiatives as a target-user of their resources and/or as a potential source of data, with little concomitant targeted development by these initiatives to facilitate this.
As EMODnet moves into Phase III of its development and focuses more on user uptake to achieve the objectives of the Marine Knowledge 2020 Strategy, a more pro-active approach is required to effectively engage industry,...
"The Future of our Seas" is the hot topic this year at the European Maritime Day (EMD) conference. Taking place in Poole, United Kingdom, on 18-19 May 2017, the conference will offer a platform for Europe’s community of maritime professionals to come together, exchange knowledge and forge the partnerships needed for joint actions in order to boost the Blue Growth sector.
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.
Find out how PLOCAN are contributing to the European glider framework and to EMODnet Physics
EMODnet Associated Partner, PLOCAN, are currently running a new seasonal glider mission (ESTOC2017_1) off the north-east coast of Gran Canaria. This contributes to the permanent operating and monitoring strategy of the PLOCAN integrated observatory, and to the European AtlantOS project. Standardised, quality controlled data, compiled by the glider in each dive will be made available, in real time, via...