From Autumn 2020 to February 2021 the European Commission (DG MARE) launched a public consultation towards a common EU approach to ocean observation. The consultation took part in two phases and aimed to gather opinions on the effectiveness, efficiency and fitness for purpose of ocean observation by the EU and its member states.
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.
Today, EU-China collaborations on marine data and knowledge sharing took a new step forward with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) and the National Marine Data and Information Service (NMDIS) of China.
Seabed substrate harmonisation is done by reclassifying the diverse national data by using a modified Folk classification system. This EMODnet reclassification scheme includes at least five seabed substrate classes and is supported by European nature information system, EUNIS.
EMODnet Bathymetry is pleased to announce the release of the latest version of the EMODnet Bathymetry Digital Terrain Model (DTM). This improved DTM provides users with even greater resolution and coverage of bathymetry across European seas and beyond.
On 14 January 2021 at 17:00 CET, the EMODnet Secretariat and Scientix will be holding a webinar in English for teachers across Europe who wish to learn how they can use the Atlas for interdisciplinary teaching
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”.
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