EMODnet Second Open Conference and Jamboree 2021 | Flanders Marine Institute

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EMODnet Second Open Conference and Jamboree 2021

From 14 to 16 June 2021 the EMODnet Open Conference 2021 will take place. The aim of the conference is to connect EMODnet partners, data providers and users, and to look ahead to the future. In addition to plenary presentations, there are panel discussions, break-out discussions and a digital poster session. Back to back to the conference, the EMODnet Jamboree 2021 will be held on 17 and 18 June (only upon invitation). Due to the stricter corona measures taken in Belgium, the organisers decided to switch to a fully online event.

Although in Europe a lot of marine data and observations is available, this information is often fragmented and is not yet being used optimally. EMODnet, the European Marine Observation and Data Network, aims to make all this data accessible for use by governments, scientists and maritime companies.

The EMODnet Open Conference (14-16 June 2021) provides a unique opportunity to recognize and further develop existing and emerging partnerships. In addition, EMODnet wants to listen to the experiences of marine data providers and users experiences, and and appreciation of the value of EMODnet data, data products and services, and what can be done further to optimise the user experience.EMODnet partners, data providers and users will connect across stakeholder communities and look ahead to help us design and implement EMODnet next phase to 2030 and beyond.

Are you interested in presenting a digital poster as a short 1-minute plenary pitch during the online event? You can submit an abstract online until April 12, 2021 (extended deadline).

The EMODnet Jamboree 2021 - with partners meetings of the 7 thematics and data ingestion - will be held back-to-back to the conference on 17 and 18 June and is upon invitation only.

The EMODnet Open Conference is a co-organization of the EMODnet secretariat, DG MARE and VLIZ.

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