EuroGOOS, European Global Ocean Observing System, is an international association of governmental agencies, research organizations and private companies, operating within the Global Ocean Observing System of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC). EuroGOOS identifies priorities, enhances cooperation and promotes the benefits of operational oceanography to ensure sustained observations are made in Europe’s seas underpinning a suite of fit-for-purpose products and services for marine and maritime end-users.
EMODnet, European Marine Observation and Data Network, is a European Commission initiative, bringing together European organizations 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 aims to help scientists, engineers, policy advisors and all other stakeholders relying on marine data to increase their efficiency, promote innovation and reduce uncertainty about the behaviour of the sea.
COLUMBUS is a European Commission project working to capitalise on the investment in marine and maritime research by ensuring accessibility and uptake of research knowledge by end-users: policy, industry, science and wider society. COLUMBUS will ensure measurable value creation from research investments contributing to sustainable Blue Growth within the timeframe of the project.
The power of open-access interoperable marine data for the Blue Economy, 11-12 October 2016 [More information]
European Marine Data for Blue Growth
jointly by EuroGOOS, EMODnet and COLUMBUS
Managers: Mrs Dina Eparkhina (EuroGOOS) and Mr. Oonagh McMeel (EMODnet)
Other interlocutors: Mr. Vicente Fernandez (EuroGOOS)
EuroGOOS - 231 avenue Louise - 1050 Brussels - Belgium