On 5 and 6 October 2017, the European Union (EU) hosted the Our Ocean conference in Malta. At the Conference, the EU committed to 36 tangible actions to foster healthier, cleaner, safer and more secure seas. Amounting to over €550 million and involving activities worldwide, these actions underline the commitment of the EU to safeguard the health of our common seas and oceans and sent a positive signal of encouragement to the rest of the world – governments and private sector alike - to step up...
This week the Data Ingestion Portal has released the video "Wake up your data!" The video gives an overview of the EMODnet Data Ingestion Portal and describes how governments, industry, NGOs, scientists and academic can make their datasets part of the total offer. The Data Ingestion Portal streamlines the data ingestion process so that data holders from public and private sectors that are not yet connected to the existing marine data management infrastructures can easily release their data for...
Innovation, marine litter, cooperation in the Mediterranean, all target areas of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) call to foster a "Sustainable Blue Economy" across Europe, which will be launched at an Info Day on 9th November, 2017, in Brussels.
On the 22nd of September the Startup Village in Antwerp hosted the kick-off meeting of the Open Sea Lab Competition. More that 40 entrepreneurs, scientists and data enthusiasts attended the event. Did you miss it? Sit-back, relax and watch the entire kick-off event!
All the details about the hackathon will be described during the kick-off session taking place on 22 September 2017 from 16:00 to 19:00 CEST. The event will be webcast. You can watch it at www.opensealab.eu/stream.
Applications will soon open for the EMODnet Open Sea Lab bootcamp, 15 - 17 of November 2017 in Antwerp, Belgium.
The three-day bootcamp hackathon offers you the chance to play with archived and near-real time marine open data to create prize-winning innovative applications in one of three thematic areas: Marine Environment, Blue Economy and Public Knowledge or Services.
One of the unique features of EMODnet globally is the multidisciplinary nature of the data that it aggregates and makes available. The EMODnet thematic sub-portals create data layers and products ranging from information on physical oceanography to seabed habitats to human activities. However, users increasingly want to work across disciplines and visualise or combine these multi-thematic data layers.