Bringing the Ocean to Society
28 Jun 2019
EMODnet's Open Sea Lab II sets sail!
And this edition promises even more open data, more opportunities and even more excitement than the first one.

EMODnet’s second Open Sea Lab (OSLII) was officially launched at a kick-off event on the 24th of May in Brussels. It marked the opening of applications for OSLII in Ghent from 4-6 September, 2019. The entire webcast is now available online as well as the speakers’ presentations.

Revealed at the event were the three challenges for OSLII, namely: (i) Marine Environmental Management and Protection, (ii) Blue Society and Ocean Literacy, and (iii) Sustainable Blue Economy. As the concept of Open Sea Lab is to connect marine data and society, the challenges focus on how open marine data can serve societal needs.

Technical experts from EMODnet (Pascal Derycke), ICES (Neil Holdsworth) and Copernicus Marine (Fabrice Messal) demonstrated the data, products and services available via their portals and invited potential applicants to explore the diversity of resources, from data and data products on marine litter to underwater noise and from fish trawl surveys to sea ice.

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