EMODnet Stakeholder Conference & Sea-basin Workshops
Stress-testing European Marine Data – Towards a European Ocean Observing System
14-15 February 2017, Brussels, Belgium
The First EMODnet Stakeholder Conference has brought together over 150 EMODnet experts and interested stakeholders to consider whether marine data collected via current observation and monitoring activities in Europe serve the needs of those who rely upon marine knowledge derived from observations and monitoring data. The Conference presented the findings of the EMODnet Sea-basin data stress tests (Checkpoints) and considered how to strengthen open data repositories serving users who face real problems. Finally the participants discussed possible solutions and ways forward to improve and better coordinate the existing and future monitoring and observation activities in Europe.
The Conference took place on Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 February 2017 at the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts in Brussels, Belgium.