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PLOCAN Seasonal Glider Mission

Find out how PLOCAN are contributing to the European glider framework and to EMODnet Physics

EMODnet Associated Partner, PLOCAN, are currently running a new seasonal glider mission (ESTOC2017_1) off the north-east coast of Gran Canaria. This contributes to the permanent operating and monitoring strategy of the PLOCAN integrated observatory, and to the European AtlantOS project. Standardised, quality controlled data, compiled by the glider in each dive will be made available, in real time, via EMODnet Physics. Further information can be found at the following link http://www.plocan.eu/index.php/en/newsplocan/2017/march/1673-europe-glider-en. and at EMODnet Physics.

20 Mar
2017

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EU China Blue Year sees strong collaboration with EMODnet

In the context of the EU China Blue Year, last week  EMODnet welcomed the EU-Chinese delegation to Bruges.

16 Mar
2017

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A spotlight on the EMODnet bathymetry portal: innovations and results

Bathymetric data, in essence information about the water depth and underwater topography of oceans and seas, is important in many aspects of marine research, administration and spatial planning as well as for management of marine and coastal environments and their resources. In coastal areas societal needs are at the forefront: safety of vessel navigation is the most prioritized rationale for bathymetric mapping close to the coast, around shoals and along shipping routes.

08 Mar
2017

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Do you collect or use marine data? Contribute to EMODnet and become part of the European Commission’s informal expert group on marine knowledge

The European Commission DG MARE is setting up an informal expert group to advise on scientific, technical and operational matters in marine observation.
One of the group’s priorities will be to assist DG MARE with monitoring the development of EMODnet.

In particular they would welcome applicants who could contribute the perspective of the private sector to better understand:

07 Mar
2017

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Sea-Basin Checkpoints at the heart of the EMODnet data availability and quality assessment

Over 150 stakeholders from the marine and maritime sectors participated in the EMODnet Stakeholder Conference and Sea-basin workshops which took place in Brussels on the 14th and 15th of February.  

16 Feb
2017

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Welcome to the new EMODnet Data Ingestion portal

Turn your data into a valuable asset for the marine and maritime community

Knowledge is all about data. Therefore, we need more data, more data, and … more data. Since 2009, this has been the main driver of EMODnet. EMODnet collects data to make data, metadata and data products on European coastal and ocean waters available to help governments, industry and policy makers to make informed decisions. To further speed up this data collection process, a new EMODnet service has been developed: the EMODnet Data Ingestion portal.

09 Feb
2017

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Find out first-hand from experts how EMODnet will boost your business and research at the upcoming Stress-testing European Marine Data conference

Are you a researcher or a professional involved in the maritime economy dealing with fisheries, shipping or off-shore energy facilities? If you make use of distributed data, metadata and products on European coastal and ocean waters or produce them yourself, EMODnet is a key asset for improving your activities.

Wondering how?

07 Feb
2017

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EMODnet Stakeholder Conference and Sea-basins Workshops

How fit for purpose is Europe's marine data infrastructure? How accessible and interoperable are the data? Where are the gaps in monitoring? A series of stress tests in Europe's seabasins have been underway for the past three years. Join our upcoming stakeholder conference when the results of these stress-tests will be presented and discussed to consider the way forward.

26 Jan
2017

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A New Year and a New Phase for EMODnet

2016 was a very productive and pivotal year as we came to the end of the 2nd EMODnet development phase (2013-2016). During this phase, EMODnet evolved from a series of prototype data portals to a mature and operational service covering all European sea-basins. EMODnet data portals now serve more data and products covering all sea-basins to an increasing and widening range of users than ever before.

18 Jan
2017

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EMODnet Welcomes New Associated Partners

EMODnet is delighted to welcome three new associated partners to its network: The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) in Spain, the Coastal Research and Engineering Services (CORES) in Bulgaria, and Dredging, Environmental & Marine Engineering (DEME) in Belgium. 

12 Jan
2017

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OpenSeaLab

From marine open data to innovation: a three-day bootcamp hackathon to create innovative applicat

15 Nov 2017 to 17 Nov 2017
Antwerp