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11th EMODnet Steering Committee Meeting - Agenda

The EMODnet Steering Committee meets twice a year to review progress and set the priorities for future developments.

Meeting Venue: Zebrastraat, Zebrastraat 32, Ghent, Belgium

Dates: Monday 2 September (09:00 CEST) - Tuesday 3 September 2019 (12:30 CEST)

DAY 1, Monday 2 September 2019

Meeting will start at 9:30

  1. Welcome & introduction (Jan-Bart Calewaert)
  • Welcome to participants
  • Adoption of the SC Meeting Agenda
  1. Updates from DG MARE (Iain Shepherd/Zoi Konstantinou) DG MARE updates
  • Marine Knowledge Expert Group
  • Priorities for EMODnet in Phase IV
  1. Updates from EASME (Juan-Carlos Fernández Gomez/Lucie Pautet) EASME updates
  2. Status update of list of actions from previous meetings (Secretariat & all)
  3. Updates from the Secretariat (Secretariat)
  • EMODnet activities (OSLII), events and calendar 2020
  • Interactions with Copernicus/CMEMS
  • Interactions between EMODnet and other initiatives: MSFD, MSP, ICES, RSC, EOOS
  1. Administrative and reporting issues & AOB (Secretariat & all)

10:30-11:00 – Coffee Break

  1. EMODnet Data Policy/Terms of Use (Secretariat)
  2. External communication and external stakeholders (Secretariat & Trust-IT)
  • Overview and key updates of communication materials, outputs and lessons learned
  • Communication protocol for major EMODnet data release Secretariat communication protocol
  • EMODnet Associated partners and EMODnet for Business Secretariat Associated Partners
  • Promotion of EMODnet by leading network partners
  • Update of the EMODnet Portfolio with information on the Querytool
  1. EMODnet-4-MSFD Roundtable - updates from thematic lots
  2. EMODnet-4-Marine Spatial Planning (MSPD) (Corine Lochet, SHOM) SHOM MSP

13:00-14:00 – Lunch Break

  1. EMODnet for European ocean observing
  • EOOS Conference and Call to Action Secretariat EOOS
  • Assessment of coordination of ocean observing and monitoring
  • Future assessment of coordination of data collection, management and data flow at national, regional and European levels (Secretariat)
  1. EMODnet Progress Monitoring and harmonization updates (Secretariat & Trust IT)
  • Reassessment of the Progress indicators (Secretariat) Secretariat Progress Monitoring
  • Secondary menu of each portal website, template on printed maps, visual harmonisation score (Trust-IT)
  1. External projects (e.g. H2020 pilot Blue-Cloud)
    Blue Cloud
    BlueCloud TrustIT
  2. EMODnet for Global (Secretariat & all) EMODnet 4 global
  3. Looking forward: Jamboree 2020 (Secretariat & all)


DAY 2, Tuesday 3 September 2019

MEETING WILL START AT 09:00 (Steering Committee and Technical Working Group joint meeting)

  1. Short update from Data Ingestion (Dick Schaap /Sissi Iona) – PPT maximum 5 slides / max 10 min + 5 min questions EMODnet Ingestion
  2. Short updates from the EMODnet thematic projects (Thematic project coordinators) – PPTs maximum 5 slides – Please keep your intervention to 10 min max + 5 min questions
  • Provide a status update on items/activities dating from end of phase III – examples given: Vessel density mapping for Human activities, Underwater noise for Physics, Marine litter for Chemistry, Atlas of Marine Life for Biology, etc.
  • Provide information on new developments in the new contracts
  • Interaction and collaboration with other EMODnet thematic projects

EMODnet Physics
EMODnet Bathymetry
EMODnet Biology
EMODnet Geology
EMODnet Human Activities
EMODnet Seabed Habitats
EMODnet Chemistry

10.45-11:15 – Coffee Break

  1. Updates and progress since 4&5th Technical Working Group (Pascal Derycke)
  1. Next Steering Committee Meeting: format, date and location (Secretariat & all)
  2. Wrap up and closing of the Meeting (Secretariat & all)


12:30-13.30: Lunch Break

START of Technical Working Group

See Technical Working Group Agenda: