May 2019

Kick-off EMODnet Open Sea Lab Hackathon II - 24 May 2019 (Brussels)!


Are you a Coder? Communicator? Data enthusiast? Entrepreneur? Or Creative mind with drive to develop solutions? Join us at the second EMODnet Open Sea Lab hackathon to address blue society challenges! During a three-day open data bootcamp (4-5-6 September), in the vibrant and historical city of Ghent (Belgium), teams will compete and bring their expertise to develop novel marine and maritime applications using EMODnet, ICES and Copernicus Marine’s wealth of marine data and services.

The format and challenges of the Open Sea Lab II will be presented during a kick-off event on 24 May 2019 (14:00-17:00, Royal Museums Of Fine Arts, Brussels). This event will mark the official opening of the applications to participate in the hackathon 2019. All talks will be streamed live and made available online on the website afterwards. This is your chance to learn more about the hackathon and meet the organizers, some of the coaches and data providers!

Find out more and register 

What do > 300 people have to say about Europe’s ocean observing and marine monitoring? Release of the European Ocean Observing Conference report 


The report contains the key conclusions of the EOOS Conference 2018 and the related Call to Action. We hope you will enjoy reading highlights of the interactions and dialogues of the event, from plenary presentations to panel discussions and from group breakout discussions to pitch presentations and exhibition showcases. 

We count on you to disseminate the report with your networks and to take positive action for a better coordinated and end-to-end European Ocean Observing Capacity. The Call to Action, speakers’ presentations, pictures and video of the event are also available on the Conference website at

Read the report

First pan-European shoreline-migration map since 2004


Knowing how, and at what rate, our coasts are changing is the first step to successfully managing them. The new EMODnet Geology shoreline-migration map allows users to visualise pan-European coastal behaviour for 2007-2017 at different spatial scales. A built-in search and zoom functionality allow online users to distinguish areas of landward migration (erosion or submergence), stability, and seaward migration (accretion or emergence). The underlying, downloadable satellite-based dataset offers additional information on annual values and uncertainty.

Discover this new EMODnet data product

Join us at the European Maritime Day 2019 in Lisbon!


EMODnet will be exhibiting at the European Maritime Day (EMD) from 16-17 May 2019 in Lisbon (Portugal). Learn more about the data, data products and services provided by EMODnet’s portals and discover the recent developments in the European Atlas of the Seas

Three workshops not to be missed at EMD 2019 : 

•    15 May 8:30-18:00: Essential Biological Data Products: a showcase for the European Atlas of Marine Life. An EMODnet Biology End-User event.
•    16 May 14:15-14:55: Using Big Data to stimulate ocean innovation. Discover the new EMODnet vessel density maps. 
•    17 May 11:30-13:00: Nautical sports for heritage & sustainability. With a presentation of the European Atlas of the Seas. 

Help us improve EMODnet! Open stakeholder consultation

DG MARE is currently doing an evaluation of EMODnet using a stakeholder survey. The purpose is to evaluate the performance and functioning of EMODnet. The findings of the evaluation will be used to guide activities undertaken in support of marine knowledge in the remaining years 2019-2020 of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and to feed into the preparatory process for a possible follow-up post 2020. 

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