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Europe's 2020 strategy recognises that knowledge drives innovation, which in turn brings growth that is both sustainable and smart. For the maritime economy much of this knowledge depends on observations of the rhythms and cycles of the sea. However, the data collected through these observations can only generate knowledge and innovation if Europe's engineers and scientists are able to find, access, assemble and apply them efficiently and rapidly. At present this is not the case. The Commission's "Marine Knowledge 2020" initiative aims to unlock and assemble marine data from different sources and facilitate their use.

Plastic Pollution Map of the Week – Taking Action on Plastic Pollution

This map shows the amount of plastic bag litter collected on the seafloor (in 2021) and on beaches (from 2001 to 2020) in Europe.

Last update: 09/06/23

Minutes - 10th Steering Committee Meeting of the European Atlas of the Seas

This article summarises the main discussions of the 10th Steering Committee Meeting of the European Atlas of the Seas which took place remotely on 27 April 2023.

Last update: 06/06/23

Map of the Week – European Atlas of the Seas Ambassadors

The Map of the Week shows the 24 European Atlas of the Seas Ambassadors. For each language included in the Atlas, the Atlas has an ambassador who explained, during a communication campaign which ran from September 2020 to September 2021, why the ocean is important and why we should all care for the ocean and seas.

Last update: 02/06/23

EU4Ocean Coalition dedicated to Ocean Literacy Map of the Week – European Maritime Day 2023 & EU4Ocean

This map shows the members of the three communities of the EU4Ocean Coalition dedicated to Ocean Literacy: the EU4Ocean Platform, the Young Ocean Advocates within the Youth4Ocean Forum and the Network of European Blue Schools.

Last update: 26/05/23

Map of the Week – Biodiversity restoration in Europe and Natura 2000

This map shows the network of marine Natura 2000 sites across Europe, a network of core breeding and resting sites for rare and threatened species and some rare natural habitat types which are protected in their own right.

Last update: 19/05/23

European Maritime Day in My Country 2023 Map of the Week – European Maritime Day in My Country 2023

This map provides an overview of the European Maritime Day in My Country events that are taking place across Europe from 1 April to 31 October 2023.

Last update: 12/05/23

18th EMODnet (Spring 2023) Steering Committee Meeting - Agenda

Mature agenda containing all topics for discussion during the 18th EMODnet Steering Committee Meeting, taking place on 23 May 2023.

Last update: 12/05/23

Map of the Week – For a Cleaner Ocean – Beach Clean Up Events

This map shows the participation in Beach Clean Up Events across Europe in 2018 and 2019.

Last update: 05/05/23

13th EMODnet (Spring 2023) Technical Working Group Meeting - Meeting Minutes & Presentations

This article summarises the main discussions of the 13th Technical Working Group which took place as a hybrid meeting (Brussels, Belgium and remote connection) in April 2023.

Last update: 05/05/23

EMODnet Secretariat progress update – 1st quarter 2023

This report provides an update of EMODnet progress made over the first quarter of 2023, and is based on the quarterly progress updates of the different EMODnet projects currently running (i.e. seven thematic lots, and one Data Ingestion facility) supplemented with updates from the EMODnet Secretariat. The summary below constitutes the fifth update since the start of the EMODnet Centralisation Phase (2022-2023) and refers to all activities developed within EMODnet for the period January-February-March 2023.

Last update: 28/04/23


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