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Towards European Integrated Ocean Observation

The report "Towards integrated European Ocean Observation" summarises the work of the expert group on Marine Research Infrastructures (MRIs) which met in the framework of the "European Strategy for Marine and Maritime Research" between 2010 and 2012.

The expert group made recommendations on key gaps to be filled, on an improved governance of European scale marine observation infrastructures. The aim of the report is to strengthen Europe's ocean observation, which is of critical importance for the development of the marine economy, the protection of the marine environment, the prediction of and adaptation to climate change, the safety of marine activities and coastal areas.