Report from the CMEMSQ4AQUA event

Recently, EATiP and Mercator Ocean International as implementer of the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS or Copernicus Marine) organized a joint event in Athens on September 24-25 2019.

The objective of  this event was to explore the application possibilities of the available open-access satellite, model-based and in situ marine data for the aquaculture sector. This was done through the sharing of experiences and challenges representatives from the aquaculture sector are facing when managing aquaculture farms, followed by a demonstration of how the Copernicus Marine service might contribute to tackle these and possible future challenges.

The final report from the event is now available. You can read or download it here:

Also – don’t forget to save the date for the next workshops (deadline to register is 3/12):

December 9-10 2019 – for the Meditteranean sea

December 12-13 2019 – for the North-West Shelf seas 

Copernicus Marine Service Training Workshop for the baltic sea region

 

At the workshop, you will learn about the use of the Copernicus Marine Service products and services and their possible applications, by gaining knowledge during plenary and practical training sessions.

The audience will also be able to share its experience and express needs and requirements for new products to be included in the Copernicus Marine Service portfolio in the future.

This event is dedicated to the Baltic Sea region, and takes place in Gothenburg on November 5-6, 2019.

 

For more information, see http://marine.copernicus.eu/training-for-the-baltic-sea-region/

Copernicus Opportunities For aquaculture

EATiP and the Copernicus Marine Service organized a joint event in Athens to explore the application possibilities of the available open-access satellite and in-situ marine data for the aquaculture sector. About 70 participants from all over Europe joined the workshop and training event to learn more about the sector’s need for data when operating at sea and about how Copernicus Marine Service might contribute to this. Representatives from the European Commission supported the initiative which aligns well with the ongoing processes on the review of the Strategic Guidelines for the Development of Sustainable Aquaculture and the work on defining a new mission for healthy oceans and seas.

 

The presentation of the services and models, and of existing examples provided by the Copernicus team members and experienced users provided the attendants with a better understanding of the opportunities the Service can provide.

 

Attendants of the workshop learned more about the sector’s need for data when operating at sea, and was given a better understanding of the opportunities the Copernicus Marine Service can provide.

All presentations from the event are now available here. Also, a report with the workshop conclusions will soon be published.

Are you interested to contribute in the follow-up of this initiative? Get in touch with secretariat@eatip.eu.

Want to know more about the variables that is offered by Copernicus Marine Service, and what the benefits of these are? Check out the video below: