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The latest EMOD-PACE WP2 meetings: 2/8 December 2020


The EMODnet Partnership for China and Europe (EMOD-PACE) is a project financed by the European Commission to strengthen international ocean data through the EU’s ocean diplomacy with China. The EMOD-PACE project started officially on 19 February 2020 and will run for a period of 30 months.

The work package 2 (WP2) of the project is aimed at establishing data interoperability between EMODnet and the National Marine Data and Information Service of China (NMDIS).

WP2 overall aims are:

  • To analyse and establish interoperability between the EU EMODnet and Chinese NMDIS marine data systems to support marine data (products) exchange.
  • To implement this by developing and deploying an ‘EMODnet – NMDIS data brokerage service’ for common discovery and access.
  • To publish and make available the data brokerage service at the EU – China portal, for human users and machine-to-machine interactions.

WP2 activities are splitted in 4 disciplinary groups, involving 5 out of the 7 EMODnet thematic portals:

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology and seabed habitats
  • Bathymetry

The latest events

Following the sessions and activities of each of the 4 WP2 disciplinary groups held in November 2020, the EMOD-PACE plenary meeting of the 4 WP2 disciplinary teams was held on 2 December, 2020.
In addition, the EMOD-PACE Work Package 2 subgroups meeting with DG MARE and the Project Coordination Office and Work Package 1 was held on 8 December, 2020.

  • WP2 Plenary Meeting – 2 December

Main purpose of the meeting was to review the overall progress and remaining actions for establishing the required results for Task 2.2, concerning agreement on specific marine data sets to be shared and how to make NMDIS data sets interoperable towards EU perspective. Moreover, drafting a plan for the development and implementation from the agreed specifications to a functioning brokerage service was discussed.

The agenda was as follows:

  • Opening by WP2 leader
  • Registration participants
  • Introduction of aims and planning by WP2 leader
  • Progress, results, and remaining actions for each discipline group
  • Technical choices of NMDIS for bridgehead by NMDIS
  • Formulating development plan for Task 6.3 by WP2 leader
  • Closure of meeting

Look at the EMODnet Chemistry presentation

All details of the meeting are included in the Minutes

  • WP 2 Leaders and EU meeting – 8 December

A summary of the WP2 plenary meeting and the resulting 4 progress reports with findings and recommendations were reported. Review from the WP2 lead and short update from EMOD-PACE subgroup representative were also shown.

The Agenda

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