The European Commission is looking to set up an informal expert group to advise on scientific, technical and operational matters in marine observation.

The work will involve:

  • assisting in the monitoring  of the development of the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) project;
  • advising on the priorities for data to be made available through the Network;
  • 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

Representatives of industrial sectors (oil and gas, renewable energy, shipping, aquaculture etc.), as well as companies providing value added products that support them are particularly requested, but also public authorities responsible for such matters as spatial planning or coastal protection or civil society.

To learn more about the project, click here.

Apply on-line.