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Inauguration of the

EMODnet Secretariat Office 

19 February 2014
UNESCO-IODE Auditorium, InnovOcean Site, Ostend (Belgium)map

Final Programme

 

17:30

 

Start of the Inauguration

 

17:30-17:35

 

Welcome by the Hosting Institute

Prof. Jan Mees, Director of the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)

 

17:35-17:45

 

Flemish Government support to EMODnet
Dirk Van Melkebeke, Secretary General of the Department of Economy, Science and Innovation (EWI) of the Flemish Government

 

17:45-17:55

 

Marine Knowledge 2020 and the importance of EMODnet
Lowri Evans, Director General of the European Commission Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

 

17:55-18:05

 

Perspectives from the hydrographic community

Gilles Bessero, Director, International Hydrographic Organization (IHO)

 

18:05-18:15

 

Importance and international dimensions of marine observation and data acquisition, processing and management
Dr. Wendy Watson-Wright, Assistant Director General and Executive Secretary, UNESCO, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

 

 

18:15-18:25

 

Towards a European Ocean Observing System (EOOS)

Dr. Niall McDonough, Executive Scientific Secretary, European Marine Board

 

18:25-18:35

 

The European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) and its Secretariat
Prof. Phil Weaver, EMODnet Secretariat, Managing Director of Seascape Consultants

 

18:35

 

Official Inauguration 
Unveiling of EMODnet Secretariat Office inaugural plaque and photo moment

 

 

18:45

 

Buffet - Reception

 

 

21:00

 

 

 

 

 

End of Reception

 

 

 

 

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08 Mar 2018
1 Rue Ducale, 1000 Brussels

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