EC Ocean Observation: Community Recommendations on Ocean Technology and Ocean Observing Gaps and Requirements: Full Report out now!
On 18 June 2021, The EC Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) organized an Ocean Observation event in close collaboration with the EMODnet Secretariat, European Marine Board Secretariat, EuroGOOS and Copernicus Marine Service. The event consisted of two sessions: 1. Ocean observing technology, and 2. Ocean observing gaps and requirements.
The event brought together over 90 invited Ocean Observing and Marine Technology experts, including representatives from the research community (e.g., EU projects, national institutes and networks), marine/maritime industry, policy (e.g., national authorities, Regional Sea Conventions and European policy makers), European organisations and networks (e.g., EMODnet, Copernicus Marine Service, EuroGOOS, EMB, Marine Research Infrastructures) and International initiatives (e.g. NOAA, OECD, GOOS), and more
Visual graphics were produced of both sessions, and are publicly viewable, in the EMODnet Open Conference 2021 Virtual Exhibition, together with more community resources on European Ocean Observation and wider European efforts on marine data, information and knowledge.