European Maritime Day 2016 ‘Investing in competitive blue growth – smart and sustainable solutions’

18/05/2016 - 19/05/2016

This year’s European Maritime Day (EMD) conference is titled ‘Investing in competitive blue growth – smart and sustainable solutions’. The conference will discuss practical steps to achieve blue economy and wider integrated maritime policy.

EuroGOOS will showcase its activities at a dedicated exhibition booth (number 14) in the main conference hall. 

At 10:30 on 18 May, EuroGOOS will launch its new policy brief, ‘European operational oceanography: Delivering services for Blue Growth and ecosystem-based management‘. The paper outlines critical European priorities in the coming years in the context of societal challenges and supporting the implementation of European directives and policies (MSFD, MSPD, CFP), as well as global GEOSS objectives and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN Agenda 2030.

EuroGOOS exhibition booth will profile a wide range of strategic and coordination activities with the involvement of EuroGOOS and its partners, among others, AtlantOS, COLUMBUS, Euro-Argo and FixO3. The newly launched UK National Partnership for Ocean Prediction, a joint initiative by EuroGOOS members MetOffice, Cefas, and NOC, as well as Plymouth Marine Lab (PML) will be also presented. Furthermore, the recent Ocean Enterprise Industry Study will be presented delivered by the US IOOS, the EuroGOOS counterpart in the Global Ocean Observing System, GOOS, Regional Alliances.

EuroGOOS Chair Erik Buch will deliver a talk at the workshop ‘Digital technologies and open data in maritime business and governance’ (18 May, 13:30-15:00, GOTO35 room). Organized by the city of Helsinki, the Finnish Meteorological Institute and the SmartSea consortium, the workshop will discuss the potential of real-time monitoring, open data and community-built models as new maritime services and industry.

Download the exhibition floor plan (EuroGOOS stand n. 14) Icon of Networking Village Floor Plan Networking Village Floor Plan (140.3 KiB)

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