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JULY 2020

EMODnet online survey is launched
Help shape EMODnet’s future! 


EMODnet is gearing up to the next phase where access to all thematic data and data products will be centralised and with further expansion of the data catalogue. 

Your feedback is essential for our further development to provide you with the data and products you need the way you want them! Please provide your feedback via the online user survey today!
 
   
      The EMODnet survey is also accessible on the EMODnet website
 

Take the online survey today!

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WEBINAR on 22 September 2020 14:00-17:00 CEST



Celebrate 10 years of EMODnet by joining us at a virtual gathering on 22 September 2020 14:00-17:00 CEST. This webinar will be an opportunity to take stock of key EMODnet achievements over the past decade with showcases and testimonials from data providers, users and partners – as a celebration moment. This online event will also set the stage for a forward look at the Open Conference in June 2021 to co-design the next phase of EMODnet. 

We are recruiting a Junior ICT Specialist


We seek to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated web developer to strengthen the EMODnet Secretariat in supporting the partnership to improve the availability and accessibility of marine data in Europe.

The incumbent will work at the EMODnet Secretariat in Oostende under the guidance of the EMODnet Technical Coordinator with a particular focus on front‐end web development and testing. The position will also involve interaction with other data initiatives and projects in Europe and beyond. The successful candidate will have first‐hand experience with relevant ICT tools, data infrastructures and platforms. Expertise in designing software test suites and front‐end web development will be essential. Good understanding of geospatial data formats, web standards and software would be an advantage.

Closing date for applications: 17 August 2020 at 12:00 CET.
 

A full job description and details on how to apply can be found here

New EMODnet infographic released on Central Portal 
 

 
Seven concrete uses of EMODnet for sustainable blue growth and a healthy ocean. Have a look, scan the QR codes and read more about the different use cases in our latest EMODnet infographic.

Become a Member of the EU4Ocean Platform


The EU4Ocean Platform is a central hub to connect marine, maritime and wider stakeholders for joint actions on ocean literacy. The Platform welcomes applications from all marine and maritime stakeholders as the idea is to connect those who currently work in the ocean literacy arena, with those who have interesting marine and maritime information and knowledge, and are motivated to share these with wider society to create both awareness, and real change. Read more about EU4Ocean Platform here. And find out the benefits and added value for your organisation becoming an EU4Ocean Platform member here.

EU4Ocean #YoungOceanWaves Contest
 

Ride the wave and take part in the #YoungOceanWaves video & photo contest

Crazy about the ocean? The #YoungOceanWaves contest is looking for the coolest videos & photos that show your connection to the ocean!

The #YoungOceanWaves contest, promoted by the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) encourages everybody - especially young people - to show what the ocean means for them: marvellous colours and living creatures? Fun? Sports? Crazy or relaxed adventures? Delicious food or jobs?

Join the #YoungOceanWaves contest and show your connection to the ocean!

Check the rules to take part and run for prizes here.

Second H2020 Blue-Cloud Technical Working Group and General Assembly


Between 29 June-1 July 2020, the second H2020 Blue-Cloud Technical Working Group and General Assembly meetings were held online due to the ongoing Covid-19 related travel restrictions.

At this year’s General Assembly meeting, results from the first year were presented, including technical discussions between EMODnet and other key data infrastructures and e-infrastructures of the developing Blue Cloud Data Discovery and Access and the Virtual Research Environment. EMODnet’s Technical Coordinator, Conor Delaney, represents EMODnet on the Technical Working Group, together with other representatives from the wider EMODnet network, including Lennert Tyberghein and Lennert Schepers (VLIZ), and Chaired by Dick Schaap (MARIS). The Blue-Cloud Demonstrators also presented their progress towards ß versions by January 2021, and the value-added they will deliver using marine data from multiple data services, including EMODnet thematic portals – in particular, Biology and Chemistry. 

 

As one of the key outputs of the project, Blue Cloud pilot produced a “Blue-Cloud Roadmap to 2030”. Wider stakeholder consultation and dialogue to co-design the Roadmap will start in Autumn 2020.  The EMODnet and wider community are encouraged to contribute to help shape further developments and stay tuned by signing up to the Blue-Cloud Newsletter for the latest information.

Open Consultation for the EOSC Strategic Research and Innovation AgendaOpen Consultation for the EOSC Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda


The EOSC Executive Board has published an open consultation on the EOSC Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA). The consultation, which closes on 31st of August 2020, asks for the input of EOSC communities and beyond in setting out the future vision of the European Open Science Cloud. We encourage all marine knowledge actors and stakeholders to participate the open consultation to share your views. 

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