Marine observation: a EU call open to experts
The European Commission has launched a call for applications to select an informal expert group in marine knowledge.
The team will focus on objectives related to the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet): an entity consisting of more than 160 organizations aimed at assembling information and making data, products and metadata in the marine field more accessible to public and private users, ensuring its quality, harmonization, standardization, interoperability and freedom of use.
EMODnet is currently in the third phase of development: the initiative will be completed by the end of 2020.
In particular, the Commission will select experts with scientific and technical skills, who can help:
- assisting in the monitoring of all phases of all projects set up to further the aims of the European Observation and Data Network;
- advising on the priorities for data to be made available;
- advising on how the needs of maritime business and investment can be served better by the provision of data through the Network;
- preparing an analysis of gaps in current or future marine observation systems that limit offshore or coastal investment;
- determining how private companies could contribute towards monitoring the seas and oceans and how the data they collect for their own purposes could be made more widely available
Individuals and organizations interested in participating are invited to submit applications to the Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries no later than 4 May 2017. Applications must be submitted online.