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2021: A milestone year for EMODnet

EMODnet New Year 2021

At the onset of each New Year, we take a moment to reflect on the past, consider our main achievements and look forward to what the coming year will bring for our evolving network of partners and users.

2020 was an extraordinary year for EMODnet – not only because of the global health crisis which has affected us all – but mostly because it marked EMODnet’s first decade and the end of its third phase of development (2017-2020). We can be very proud of our collective achievements, leading to the successful delivery of the Marine Knowledge 2020 vision objectives producing a high-resolution multi-parametric map of European seas.

Over the years, EMODnet has become a unique provider of multidisciplinary marine data, data products and services fostering a diverse and expanding user base. It is now an essential tool for scientists, engineers, managers and policy-makers to generate the information necessary to improve our knowledge of the seas and to support sustainable economic growth and employment. But we also went well beyond: just think of the EMODnet Checkpoints which have assessed the data adequacy at sea-basin level by stress-testing the system; or the EMODnet Data Ingestion Portal which enables data holders to unlock their data. Together these provide a real opportunity to assess both the ocean health and its many and varied human pressures, providing a holistic view of our shared Ocean and expanding our knowledge about our Ocean and our influences on it.

Read the full New Year's letter



European Maritime Day Conference

European Maritime Day this year is going virtual from Den Helder, The Netherlands on 20 and 21 May 2021. European Maritime Day is a 2-day conference. High-level plenary sessions including inspirational speakers, leadership exchanges and stakeholders’ workshops attract experts and stakeholders from across Europe and beyond. EMODnet Secretariat will host a stakeholder workshop on “Ocean Observation and Marine Data for the Blue Economy”.

20 May 2021 to 21 May 2021

EMODnet Open Conference and Jamboree - Pre-registration now open for this online event!

The second EMODnet Open Conference and Jamboree will take place from 14 until 18 June 2021 fully online. Pre-register now!

14 Jun 2021 to 18 Jun 2021
Online event

Online ocean literacy workshop on the European Atlas of the Seas

Join us for the ocean literacy workshop on the European Atlas of the Seas organised by the EMODnet Secretariat in the framework of the EMODnet Open Conference to learn about the many different aspects of the Atlas!
16 Jun 2021