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Marine Knowledge 2020: marine data and observation for smart and sustainable growth (July 2010)
We cannot begin to forecast the future behaviour of our seas and oceans unless we understand the past. The aim of EU's "marine knowledge 2020" initiative is to transform Europe's fragmented activities for observing the sea into an integrated coherent package that increases efficiency for marine and maritime professionals from industry, public authorities and academia, that encourages innovation and that reduces our present uncertainty as to what is happening beneath the sea surface.
Commission welcomes Council's agreement to improve how seas and coastal areas are used
The EU's General Affairs Council has adopted legislation to improve the planning of maritime activities. The new Maritime Spatial Planning Directive will help Member States develop and coordinate various activities taking place at sea so that they are as efficient and sustainable as possible.
Maritime surveillance: Joining forces with Member States for safer seas and oceans
The European Commission today took a further step towards more effective and cost-efficient surveillance of European Seas. By bringing together surveillance data from civil and military authorities like coast guards, navies, traffic monitoring, environmental and pollution monitoring, fisheries and border control, duplication of work can be avoided and savings of up to €400 million per year can be made.
- 08/07/2014 - Questions and answers on the Common Information Sharing Environment (CISE) and its contribution to maritime security