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10th EMODnet Technical Working Group meeting (Autumn 2021) - Agenda and presentations

Remote Meeting: Zoom

Dates: 8th September 2021 (14:00-17:00) + 9th September 2021 (14:00-17:00) + 10th September 2021 (09:00-13:00) (All times are CEST)

Meeting Chairs: Zoi Konstantinou (DGMARE) & Conor Delaney (EMODnet Secretariat)

Meeting Agenda

Wednesday 8th September 2021 - SC

14:00 – 17:00: EMODnet SC Joint Session* with TWG and MKEG:

*This Session will be open for Members of the EMODnet Technical Working Group (E-TWG) and the EC Marine Knowledge Expert Group (MKEG)

  1. Welcome and Updates (EMODnet Secretariat and DG MARE) (15’)
  • Welcome, practical arrangements and guidelines for remote meetings
  • Introduction to the meeting agenda and agenda adoption
  • EMODnet current status and perspectives & Marine Knowledge Expert Group updates (EC, DG MARE)
  1. Repatriation: update on work achieved and future updates (Secretariat & VLIZ) – 15’
  2. Centralization process: short updates on progress, implementation process and next steps (further discussion possible in closed session on 9 September AM) (Secretariat, VLIZ, with ALL thematic lots) – 10’
  3. Updates from EMODnet 7 Thematics & Data Ingestion (All Coordinators) – 60’
  • Key updates and forward look (5’ per Thematic Coordinator) – 40’
  • Q&A - 20’

Comfort Break – 10’

  1. EMODnet Conference and Jamboree de-brief and feedback - 20’ (Secretariat, ALL)
  2. EMODnet online survey and targeted assessment: summary of results - 20’ (Secretariat, ALL)
  3. EMODnet Communication: updates on latest videos – 10’ (Secretariat)
  4. External partnerships and interactions - 30’ (Secretariat, DG MARE, ALL)
  • European partnerships: Copernicus Marine Service & Other
  • European Ocean Observing: Update on EC Consultation, EC Ocean Observation event and future developments
  • EMODnet for society: EU4Ocean #MakeEUBlue
  • Global partnerships: EMOD-PACE, IODE, GEOSS & GEO-Blue Planet, UN Ocean Decade
  • External events: Recent and upcoming
  1. Closing remarks and Any Other Business (AOB) - 5’

17:00 Open Session Closes

End of Meeting no later than 17:00 (earlier if possible)

Thursday 9th September 2021 - TWG


  1. Welcome & introduction (Zoi Konstantinou and Conor Delaney) (10‘)
  • Practical arrangements – remote meeting.
  • Expected outcomes of this meeting.
  1. Updates and progress since previous Technical Working Group Meeting (Tim Collart, Conor Delaney, Joana Beja, Francis Strobbe) (60‘)
  • Action List from previous TWG – Meeting Document 2. (EMODnet Secretariat)
  • Jira: Overview of usage. (EMODnet Secretariat) JIRA overview of usage
  • OGC service monitoring Update. (VLIZ)
  • INSPIRE compliance and updates. (EMODnet Secretariat) INSPIRE compliance and updates
  • Review and discussion on the collection of metrics for reporting (EMODnet Secretariat/CINEA)


  1. EMODnet Harmonisation (120‘)
  • Overview of the Repatriated website, News Room and Europa Analytics. (EMODnet Secretariat) Status repatriation
  • New CP GeoNetwork and its impact on product sharing:
    • Overview of the updated GeoNetwork (VLIZ) Geonetwork updates
    • The metadata updates that are need to leverage the features of the new GeoNetwork (EMODnet Secretariat)
  • Discussion on the Product Catalogue (EMODnet Chemistry)
  • Discussion on how to improve the reporting of geospatial indicators (EMODnet Secretariat) Progress monitoring: geographic coverage

MEETING ENDS NO LATER THAN 17:00 (earlier if possible)

Friday 10th September 2021 – TWG

MEETING STARTS AT 09:00 (120’)

  1. EMODnet Centralisation. Progress performance monitoring, reporting and harmonisation (Secretariat, VLIZ, & All)
  • Centralisation technical overview: A deep dive into the technologies behind the new central portal map viewer. (VLIZ/Bilbomatica)
  • Centralisation discussion and feedback from TWG.
  • AOB


  1. Next Technical Working Group Meeting: format, date and location (Secretariat & all).
  2. Wrap up, actions, next meeting*.

ENDS NO LATER THAN 13:00 (earlier if possible)