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The importance of sea and coastal observations and data: new EMODnet video

EMODnet published a new video, highlighting the importance of sea and coastal observations and data for a range of applications and users. The video illustrates the process of collecting, processing, storing and making available marine data, and the need to do embed this process in an interoperable pan-European sharing framework. View the video here:… Read more »

Kostas Nittis Medal awarded by Commissioner Vella

European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, awarded the first Kostas Nittis Medal to Mr. Pablo Lorente during the celebration of European Maritime Day in Athens on 28 May 2015. The Kostas Nittis medal was established in 2015 in the honour of Dr. Kostas Nittis (1964-2014), distinguished oceanographer, EuroGOOS Secretary General and strategic… Read more »

EuroGOOS 2015 Annual Meeting (20-22 May 2015)

The EuroGOOS 2015 Annual Meeting took place in Brussels on 20-22 May attended by 45 delegates. Presentations were given from chairs of ROOSes and EuroGOOS working groups and task teams. The meeting also discussed the EuroGOOS involvement in pan-European initiatives, such as EMODnet, JERICO Next, AtlantOS, etc. The Secretariat presented the structure of the EuroGOOS… Read more »

Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service now open on an operational mode

After the MyOcean pilot scheme developped from  April 2009 to April 2015, coordinated by Mercator Ocean, the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service is now open on an operational mode. It yet serves close to 5000 registered users around the World. Under the Delegation Agreement signed on November 11th, 2014, Mercator Ocean undertakes to successfully implement… Read more »

European Maritime Day 2015 workshop: Marine data and information powering Blue Growth

EuroGOOS together with EMODnet, Mercator Ocean, the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change, the European Network of Maritime Clusters, INGV and Links S.p.A organises a workshop titled “marine data and information powering Blue Growth” on 28 May, 11:00-12:30, during the celebration of the European Maritime Day 2015 in Athens. The workshop will focus on key elements… Read more »

ISPRA’s marine activities now supported by the Italian Navy

Last month ISPRA (Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research) and the Italian Navy signed a three-year Framework Agreement to start a stable co-operation on several fields, including marine environmental monitoring, anti-pollution activities and operational oceanography. By signing this agreement both public institutions, according to their respective institutional activities, are willing to enhance and… Read more »

Kostas Nittis medal to be awarded during European Maritime Day in Athens

It is with great honour and emotion we announce that the first “Kostas Nittis medal for Operational Oceanography” will be awarded during the celebration of the European Maritime Day 2015, which will take place in Athens on 28 May. Following the unexpected passing of our Secretary General Kostas Nittis in July 2014, we have established… Read more »

News from the Baltic

Read the latest news from the Baltic Regional Operational Oceanography System (BOOS). In this issue: operational remote sensing of ice and application of profiling floats and seafloor climate stations in the Baltic. Posted May 11, 2015

Kostas Nittis Scientific and Strategic Workshop, Athens 26-27 May 2015

The Hellenic Center for Marine Research (HCMR) and the PERSEUS FP7 project organize a two day Scientific and Strategic Workshop in memory of Kostas Nittis that will focus on state of the art contribution of operational oceanography (modelling and observations) and its applications in the present and future needs of science and society. The meeting… Read more »

FixO3 Workshop: An Introduction and practical use of European marine data infrastructures

Source: FixO3 website 15-16 April 2015, Atlantic Hotel, Bremen, Germany A two-day workshop “An introduction and practical use of European marine data infrastructures” will be held in April 2015 in Bremen. The agenda will be built around the following topics: Obtaining data from existing European marina data infrastructures (e.g. EMODNet, MyOcean, PANGAEA, EurOBIS, ICES, SeaDataNet) Importance… Read more »