Marine Cadastre Report published on EC website

Following communication with the DG Mare and EMODnet, the Marine Cadastre report has been published on the European’s Commission Maritime Forum site (see here https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/maritimeforum/en/node/4047). Moreover they demonstrated an interest to be kept updated about relevant activities in context of marine cadaster for Europe. Download "Marine Cadastre in Europe a preliminary study - Brief edition - January 2017" here.

Progress on SDG Goal 14 relating to oceans, seas and marine resources

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) published a report from the Secretary-General on 11 May 2017 titles 'Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals'. The report is prepared annually by the Secretary-General in cooperation with the United Nations system, based on a global indicator framework developed by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators. The report provides an overview of global progress towards the 17 Goals of the 2030 Agenda, on the basis of a selection of indicators for which data were available as of April 2017. Marine and Coastal SDI provide the underpinning geospatial data for the monitoring needed to track SDG 14.

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Free Webinar "Semantic Integration of Marine Data" 28 June

Data scientists, researchers, engineers and users are invited to join the free webinar "Semantic integration of marine data", taking place on Wednesday, 28 June at 11:10 AM CEST. The webinar is presented by Professor Yannis Tzitzikas, Associate Professor of Information Systems in the Computer Science Dep. at University of Crete and Affiliated Researcher of the Information Systems Laboratory at FORTH-ICS.

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UN General Assembly adopts Oceans Call for Action to Support SDG 14

The high-level United Nations Ocean Conference, that took place from 5 to 9 June 2017 in New York City, was the first of its kind on the issue and has raised global consciousness to ocean problems ranging from marine pollution to illegal and over fishing, from ocean acidification to lack of high seas governance.

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Coastal Thematic Exploitation Platform for EO Data

For those interested in Marine/Coastal SDI, check out the Coastal Thematic Exploitation Platform (C-TEP), one of the innovative virtual platforms aimed to simplify the extraction of information from Earth Observation (EO) data. The ESA (European Space Agency) funded group of TEP projects, shall move the processing of data to the data source using cloud technology.

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Fact Sheet for the Joint GSDI-EuroSDR Marine SDI Best Practice Project

An updated Fact Sheet has been published briefly describing the details of the Joint GSDI-EuroSDR Marine/Coastsl SDI Best Practice Project extension which was gratefully extended by financial support from EuroSDR, a not-for-profit organisation linking National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies with Research Institutes and Universities in Europe for the purpose of applied research in spatial data provision, management and delivery.

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GSDI Coastal/Marine Best Practice Webinar #2 – 29 March 2017


On 29 March 2017, the GSDI Coastal/Marine Best Practice Project conducted the second 90-minute webinar in the current series devoted to looking at challenges, issues and successes in developing and implementing Coastal/Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure around the globe.

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