Accessing EMODnet Marine data


Vision for the future of the oceans: The European Commission has been setting the pace through its Integrated Maritime Policy and more specifically by the Blue Growth initiative. This initiative identifies the potential for exploitation of technological developments to create smart and innovative applications, and for adding value to products and services provision that brings into action cutting edge levels of achievement and leads to economic benefits and competitiveness. The governance and venture structures needed to bring research and industry together is a key enabling factors.

The European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) is a network of organisations supported by the EU’s integrated maritime policy. These organisations work together to observe the sea, process the data according to international standards and make that information freely available as interoperable data layers and data products. EMODnet consists of more than 150 organisations assembling marine data, products and metadata to make these fragmented resources more available to public and private users relying on quality-assured, standardised and harmonised marine data which are interoperable and free of restrictions on use. EMODnet is currently in its third development phase with the target to be fully deployed by 2020.

The workshop on “Accessing EMODnet Marine data” will focus on oceanographic data exploration, elaboration and product creation for Blue Growth. The aim is to empower participants to source, interpret and merge available data, and to acquire the key skills to transform data into knowledge and added value products. More specifically the training session is intended to give a broader perspective of the impact of technological development on the marine and maritime sector, on how Big Data, cloud computing and data analytics can provide new approaches to data management and knowledge. The workshop will cover current methods for data and information exchange, how and where value is created in and between organisations, and the new paradigms for performance and efficiency set by human machine interfaces. In particular, the summer school will consider how all these factors can increase Blue Growth and excellence in the marine and maritime economic sectors (such as oil and gas, renewables, living resources, policy, and tourism) and related services.

Patrick Gorringe

Responsible for International Ocean Affairs at SMHI

Patrick Gorringe is responsible for International Ocean Affairs at SMHI, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institut

    Pascal Derycke

    Responsible for technical coordination of EMODnet and EAS

    Responsible for technical coordination of the EMODnet activities and the European Atlas of the Seas (EAS)