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Consultation on Marine Knowledge 2020: from seabed mapping to ocean forecasting

Public consultation

On 29 August 2012 the European Commission launched a consultation on "Marine Knowledge 2020: from seabed mapping to ocean forecasting" to understand stakeholders' opinions on options for future governance of the EU's "marine knowledge 2020" initiative and on the possible involvement of the private sector.

Contributions were submitted by using an online questionnaire.

The consultation was closed on 15 December 2012.

Reference documents and other, related consultations

Number of responses received to this consultation

240 replies were received. A preliminary examination indicates that they are knowledgeable and constructive. They provide a solid basis for the impact assessment that will precede any further actions.

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Results of consultation and next steps

Comments are welcomed on the Maritime forum website:

Outcome of public consultation  pdf - 689 KB [689 KB]

Outcome executive summary:

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