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Inauguration of the

EMODnet Secretariat Office 

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

Final Programme




Start of the Inauguration




Welcome by the Hosting Institute

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




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




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




Perspectives from the hydrographic community

Gilles Bessero, Director, International Hydrographic Organization (IHO)




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





Towards a European Ocean Observing System (EOOS)

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




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




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





Buffet - Reception









End of Reception





10th EMODnet Steering Committee meeting

The next EMODnet Steering Committee meeting will take place from 19/11/2018 at 14:00 till 20/11/2018 at 17:30 in Brussels. The EMODnet Steering Committee meets twice a year to revise progress and set the priorities for future developments. 

19 Nov 2018 to 20 Nov 2018
Brussels, Belgium

EOOS Conference 2018 | Evolving the European Ocean Observing System - Connecting communities for end-to-end solutions

The first EOOS Conference will take place in Brussels on 21-23 November 2018.
21 Nov 2018 to 23 Nov 2018
The Egg, 175 Bara Street, 1070 Brussel