EMODnet was during European Maritime Day (EMD) which was held in an online format on 20-21 May 2021 by the European Commission, active in organising a workshop on “Ocean Observation and Marine Data for the Blue Economy
EMODnet Geology updated their sedimentation rates data product. The data is compiled from all available information on the rate of sedimentation in European maritime areas, provided by EMODnet project partners from their national waters.
The new data collection for beach litter has just been released by EMODnet Chemistry for further analysis. Forty European countries have contributed to the collection that covers all EU sea basins for the period 2010-2020.
What do EU Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius, surfer Easkey Britton and Minister of the Sea of Portugal Ricardo Serrão Santos have in common? They are some of the European Atlas of the Seas’ ambassadors advocating for advanced ocean literacy!
From Autumn 2020 to February 2021 the European Commission (DG MARE) launched a public consultation towards a common EU approach to ocean observation. The consultation took part in two phases and aimed to gather opinions on the effectiveness, efficiency and fitness for purpose of ocean observation by the EU and its member states.
At the onset of each New Year, we take a moment to reflect on the past, consider our main achievements and look forward to what the coming year will bring for our evolving network of partners and users.