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1st Marine Board Forum

The 1st Marine Board Forum was held on 15 May 2008 and focused on marine data issues: observation, collection, management and processing. This topic is still very timely given the on-going debate about the European Ocean Observation System (EOOS).

"Marine Data Challenges: from Observation to Information"

15 May 2008, Ostend, Belgium

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You can find the news release for this event here.

Forum Presentations

  • Marine Board rationale re. EMODNET Panel - Antoine Dosdat (Ifremer, Marine Board vice-Chair)
  • Setting the scene - Kostas Nittis (MedGOOS) 
  • Marine data and observation management: European Commission perspectives - Alan Edwards on behalf of Manuela Soares (Director, Directorate I - DG RTD)
  • From observation to data to information for scientists and policy makers - Jean-François Minster (Total Foundation)
  • Operational oceanography, including GMES marine core services - Hans Dahlin (EuroGOOS)
  • UNESCO/IOC's project office for International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) Peter Pissierssens - (Head of the UNESCO/IOC Project office for IODE)
  • Ecosystem aspects and how scientist networks handle data - Carlo Heip (MarBEF and NIOZ)
  • Perspectives from ESONET, EMSO, EUR-OCEANS - Michael Diepenbroek (MARUM)
  • Transforming marine science into ecosystem advice for policy makers - Gerd Hubold (ICES)
  • WISE initiative - European Commission - Violeta Vinceviciene (DG ENV)
  • GEO and GEOSS - Alan Edwards (DG RTD)
  • Data needs for shipbuilding industry - Willem Laros (Waterborne TP)
  • Marine information management: Identification and analysis of the Marine FP6 projects Laurent d'Ozouville (EurOcean)
  • Data needs for offshore industry - Chris Shaw (OGP and Shell)
  • EU Maritime Policy and marine data, European Commission - Iain Shepherd (DG MARE)


Contact at European Marine Board Secretariat: Email