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EMODnet Open Conference: Consolidating the Foundations, Building the Future

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    Eventtype: Conference/Workshop
    Date: 2015-10-20
    Location: De Grote Post, Oostende, Belgium
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  • Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), more, host
  • The European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet), more, organiser

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    Preliminary Programme

    Start 09:00
    Conference venue GROTE POST

    Welcome Statements

    • Welcome and opening statement (Bart Tommelein, State Secretary of the Sea, BE)
    • EMODnet as central driver of Marine Knowledge (Lowri Evans, DG MARE - TBC)

    Opening Session

    • Overview of EMODnet portals and state of play (EMODnet Secretariat and thematic portal coordinators)
    • EMODnet Sea-basin Checkpoints: assessing observation capacity and data adequacy for users at the regional sea-basin level: status and future prospects (EMODnet Checkpoint representative)

    Session 2 - EMODnet showcases, user testimonies and stakeholder perspectives

    • Perspectives from stakeholders on requirements for environmental monitoring and reporting, industrial applications, scientific research and civil society
    • Testimonies from key user communities
    • Interventions from the public & discussion

    Lunch from 12:30 to 13:30

    Session 3 - Guided discussions on future priorities and governance

    Closing Session

    • Panel discussion and conclusions from the Conference
    • Closing statement from Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (TBC)

    Reception & buffet dinner 18:00

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