Call to participation in the EuroGOOS surveys on data management and the implementation of recommendations and on biological ocean observing systems

EuroGOOS and DATAMEQ are promoting two very important surveys we kindly invite you to participate in, open until 15 November:
  1. Survey on data management and the implementation of recommendations
    This survey inquires about the knowledge of FAIR data (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable) and the existing barriers to share marine data within the EuroGOOS community. The survey results will help to evaluate the status of data sharing in Europe and contribute to the EuroGOOS activities across its regional systems (ROOS), task teams, and working groups. The survey consists on two sections: one for in situ data providers and one for in situ data users. All answers will be anonymised for the analysis. The survey takes about 7 minutes.
    Participate in the EuroGOOS DATA survey: here
  2. Survey on biological ocean observing systems
    This survey is to understand the current and potential future capability in biological ocean observation within the EuroGOOS community. It will provide insights about what is currently available, the challenges, and current and future requirements of the community in this field. The results will be used by the EuroGOOS BIOWG. All answers will be anonymised for the analysis. The survey takes about 7 minutes.
    Participate in the EuroGOOS DATA survey: here

Ocean Science Data: Collection, Management, Networking, and Services

EMODnet celebrates the publication of the first edition of Ocean Science Data: Collection, Management, Networking and Services. This book, edited by Giuseppe Manzella and Antonio Novellino, presents the evolution of ocean science, information, theories, and data services for oceanographers looking for a better understanding of big ocean data.
Resulting from the activities of the EMODnet programme, and in particular from the efforts of EMODnet Physics, Ocean Science Data provides an opportunity for future interdisciplinary collaborations to tackle ocean data management issues.

EMODnet Jamboree Joint Session: EMODnet dialogue: Citizen Science

How to connect:
use following zoom link

Short outline: EMODnet is increasingly expanding and diversifying its collaborations and partnerships with data providers and users. There are already some tangible examples of where EMODnet cooperates with citizen science projects e.g. EMODnet Physics and EMODnet Chemistry. This workshop will explore these existing collaborations, hear from invited experts about wider citizen science initiatives and discuss how EMODnet in its next phase can more systematically link with citizen science to not only expand the data provision from citizen science, but also find ways to encourage citizen science to work closer with EMODnet across the full value chain.

The event will touch:
  • EC DG MARE intervention on EMODnet next phase
  • Setting the Scene: Presentation to set the scene on the interaction between EMODnet and marine citizen science in Europe.
  • Case studies of Citizen Science for EMODnet: Four case studies from citizen science communities across the value chain.
  • Panel Discussion: Panel and plenary discussions on three topics covering the technical challenges for citizen science data and upgrading knowledge of citizen science within the EMODnet platform.

Call for posters – EMODnet Open Conference 2021

EMODnet welcomes the EMOD-network and wider community to submit abstracts for posters relating directly to EMODnet open access data, data products, applications and interoperability across data services, across the following themes:
  • EMODnet contributors (data collection and ocean observation, data providers, data management initiatives and infrastructures, etc.);
  • EMODnet for users (use cases of EMODnet data and data products by policy, research, industry, civil society, other);
  • EMODnet for innovation (development of added value products and applications using EMODnet data and data products);
  • EMODnet partnerships (collaboration with other services and stakeholders, and contribution to EU and global initiatives).
All posters should directly reference, and have a tangible link, with EMODnet e.g. as a data contributor, service provider, user, application, and/or partnership. You are invited to submit your abstract using the dedicated form by 6 April 2021.
Once received, your abstract will be reviewed and validated by the co-organisers. All approved abstracts will need to produce an electronic poster which will be made available fully online for participants. In addition, each poster will submit a 1-minute pitch presentation, to be screened during plenary sessions. More information about the format of the digital poster and video will be provided by email once the abstract will be approved.
Key dates:
  • Pre-registration to the conference: From 4 March 2021
  • Deadline abstract submission: 6 April 2021
  • Notification on abstract acceptance: By the 19 April 2021
  • Deadline to submit your e-poster and 1-minute pitch video (once your abstract is approved): 1 June 2021
  • EMODnet Open Conference 2021: 14-16 June 2021
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FerryBox and High Frequency Radar virtual workshops – registration is open

FerryBox and High Frequency Radar virtual workshops will take place 17-18 March 2021

The organizing committee is pleased to inform you that registration is open:

Please register before 8 March 2021.

Organizing committee also invites to submit abstracts for presentations:

-Use this link to submit your title for the FerryBox workshop before 18 Feb 2021.

-Use this link to submit your title for the HFRworkshop before 18 Feb 2021.
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EMODnet Physics: interpolation of velocity measurements -Charles Troupin, Alexander Barth (GHER, University of Liege)

GHER, released the DIVAnd tool for surface current field interpolation. The tool uses HFR velocity measurements (as available from EMODnet Physics portal).
The code developed specifically for the project (data reading, plotting etc) is stored on the ULiège GitLab repository:
The code developed for the interpolation of high-frequency radar data is available on GitHub:
Citation: Barth et al., 2020


In November, an Arctic Data Portal was launched to improve the availability, quality, timeliness, and accessibility of essential marine in situ data from the Arctic region. The Portal is a joint initiative of EMODnet, CMEMS, INSTAC, Copernicus In Situ Coordination Group and EuroGOOS, and was implemented under EMODnet Physics. The project started with two events: a kick-off meeting (20 November) bringing together representatives from Copernicus, EMODnet, European Polar Board, the Southern Ocean Observing System, the Arctic Data Committee, and EuroGOOS, and a dedicated webinar (27 November) attracting over 100 attendees in 24 countries to discuss the role of the Portal for unlocking new data that will improve the marine services in the Arctic. Explore the Portal here.