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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.

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Presentation of the Ocean Framework: A platform to help companies measure and reduce their impact on the ocean

During this SEArica webinar, Fondation de la Mer will present the Ocean Framework tool and discuss its benefits with a user company, with authors of the mission Starfish 2030 and with SEArica Members of the European Parliament.
17 Mar 2021

The 10th Ferrybox workshop - Save the date!

The 10th Ferrybox workshop will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden on 23-25 March 2021 hosted by SMHI.

More information on the programme and the registration will be available on ferrybox.org

23 Mar 2021 to 25 Mar 2021
Gothenburg, Sweden

Marine data to support aquaculture in the Mediterranean & Black Seas

The European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform (EATIP), EMODnet and Mercator Ocean International (Copernicus Marine Service) together with DG MARE and DG DEFIS are organizing on 24-25 2021 March an online workshop entitled: “Marine data to support aquaculture in the Mediterranean & Black Seas”.
24 Mar 2021 to 25 Mar 2021