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EuroGOOS & EMODnet Marine Data Workshop Germany

German organisations are contributing significantly to the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet). They are also significant contributors to the Copernicus marine core service and other marine data and information sharing initiatives...

Date: 18 February 2016

Location: Gauss-Saal at BSH (Bernhard-Nocht-Straße 78, 20359 Hamburg)

Local organisers: German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH), The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research (HZG) , German Marine Research Consortium (KDM)

With support from: EuroGOOS, EMODnet Secretariat & EMODnet Physics

EuroGOOS-EMODnet Data Workshop in Germany: agenda and main outcomes

On 18 February 2016, Directors, Presidents and Data Managers from 14 leading German marine institutes as well as the German Marine Research Consortium participated the German EuroGOOS-EMODnet Data Workshop in Hamburg. The workshop, hosted by BSH, discussed the current state of data availability and coordination in Germany and Europe in general. Patrick Gorringe (EuroGOOS) presented the current European data landscape and its main actors. EuroGOOS plays a critical coordinating role building links and synergies among the data providers, aggregators and users, at both national, regional and pan-European scales.

Jan-Bart Calewaert (EMODnet Secretariat) and Antonio Novellino (EMODnet Physics) demonstrated the EMODnet portals and updated the participants on the EMODnet progress in unlocking the wealth of marine data contained in Europe’s dispersed data repositories. The aim is to make it easier for users to search and retrieve marine data and products via a one-stop-shop free on restrictions of use. The workshop helped identifying several new national datasets which will now be made available through the EMODnet physics portal.

Furthermore, EuroGOOS activities in the Arctic and North-West-Shelf were presented by Henning Wehde (NOOS Chair) and Susanne Tamm (NOOS portal Data Manager). The EuroGOOS FerryBox Task Team, co-chaired by Franciscus Colijn and Wilhelm Peterson of HZG, showcased their activities and discussed how to improve the collaboration with shipping companies.

The participants welcomed the EuroGOOS and EMODnet initiative to hold such workshop for national institutes, as helping not only to get up to speed with the European developments but also discuss the national challenges. Moreover, the workshop participants tackled the question of how to improve interface with end-users, including stakeholder identification, engagement and collaboration, and to reach out to the users outside of the marine community.

Participants also called upon the European Commission to try and simplify the data submission and reporting obligations for Member States in the framework of numerous legal and voluntary initiatives. At the same time it was recognised that this is a complex task: to enable the various marine data and information systems at regional and pan-European levels to streamline their approach would require a strong overarching vision based on a better understanding of the data streams between Member States and the regional and pan-European data systems.



Morning session : Bernd Brügge (BSH)

Afternoon session: Franciscus Colijn (HZG)

10:00 - 10:15

Welcome , Meeting Objectives

Franciscus Colijn (BSH), Bernd Brügge (BSH), Rolf Peinert (KDM)

10.15 - 10:45

The European data landscape, what have we achieved?

Patrick Gorringe (EuroGOOS)

10:45 - 11:15

Current Status of EMODNET and future developments

Jan Bart Calewaert, EMODNET secretariat

11:30 - 11:45

Coffee Break

11:45 - 12:30

EMODnet, the physics portal, what does it contain, how to handle it and which information can be retrieved

Antonio Novellino (EMODNET)

12:30 - 12:50

NOOS and Arctic ROOS – regional Operational Oceanographic Systems

Henning Wehde (IMR)

12:50 - 13:30

Lunch break with sandwiches and drinks

13:30 - 14:00

The NOOS data portal

Susanne Tamm (BSH)

14:00 - 14:20

A data management system for FerryBox data: a European di- mension in data retrieval

Gisbert Breitbach, Wilhelm Petersen (HZG)

14:20 - 14:40

Current Status of MANIDA and future developments

Wolfgang Hiller, Angela Schäfer (AWI)

14:40 - 15:30

General discussion, which data can be offered by or are avail- able from German scientists or institutions?


Closure of meeting

2016-02-18 Programme Data-Workshop EMODnet.pdf