Event Information:

  • Tue

    EMODnet Open Conference

    Oostende, Belgium

    EMODnet has evolved considerably since its inception in 2009. Advancing well into the second development phase (2013-2016) it is moving towards full operational stage with coverage of all European sea-basins and making available higher resolution data layers. Consortia have grown both in size and geographic coverage and EMODnet now includes more than 110 partner organisations. Increasingly, stakeholders are also becoming involved in the development of EMODnet tools and services. As we approach the end of phase II and move to the final EMODnet development phase, it is therefore timely to take stock of the progress made to date, to learn from past achievements, to exchange best practices between the thematic and regional projects and to make plans for the future. In phase III (2015-2020) partners will work towards providing a seamless, multi-resolution, digital map of the entire seabed of European waters. Providing highest resolution possible in areas that have been surveyed the map will include topography, geology, habitats and ecosystems; accompanied by timely information on physical, chemical and biological state of the overlying water column as well as oceanographic forecasts.

    More information about EMODnet in general can be found on the information pages of the central portal