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EMODnet Biology Contributing to Marine Global Assessments

The European contribution to the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) is significant with EMODnet playing a pivotal role: around 20 million of these records are provided by EMODnet Biology.

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EMODnet Biology helps preventing the introduction of non-indigenous species

Non-indigenous species (NIS) introduced by human activities are organisms moved into new areas outside their natural range by, for example, transfer of ships’ ballast water, biofouling and aquaculture. The EMODnet biology data were used to assess the trends in new records of NIS introductions into the OSPAR Maritime Area...

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Exploiting citizen science for collecting data on marine biodiversity

Wildsea Europe Route offers tourists access to routes connecting European coastal destinations that allow them to learn about marine wildlife and participate actively in conservation efforts; including the collection and propagation of marine biodiversity data. “Citizen science” activities such as these are increasingly being recognised as an important source of information with the potential to contribute to our knowledge of the sea and increase participants’ sense of responsibility and ownership of the marine environment.

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Operational zooplankton data service: a long-term monitoring programme

Copepods are the most abundant members of the zooplankton family and the major source of food for many fish, whales and seabirds. Their importance to the global marine ecosystem cannot be overstated; both in the ocean food web and in the carbon cycle. Since the 1930s their abundance has been measured by the Continuous Plankton Recorder which is towed behind merchant ships and is one of the longest running biological monitoring programmes in the world.

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Webinar - EMODnet: Showcasing a decade of achievements connecting marine data to knowledge

Celebrate 10 years of EMODnet by joining us at a virtual gathering on 22 September 2020 14:00-17:00 CEST.
22 Sep 2020

IMDIS2020 - Save the date!

The IMDIS 2020 conference will be held at the cultural centre Pakhuis De Zwijger in Amsterdam (Netherlands)  from Monday 26 October to Wednesday 28 October 2020. It will be organized by NIOZ (Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research), jointly with IFREMER, OGS, IOC/IODE, in the frame of SeaDataCloud project (EU H2020 - Grant Agreement 730960).

26 Oct 2020 to 28 Oct 2020

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