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Copernicus Marine Service: An EU asset for sustainable oceans

Sep 26 2017

JRC scientist Jean-Noël DRUON has been invited to be a guest speaker at the Event "Copernicus Marine Service:  An EU asset for sustainable oceans", hosted by the European Parliament Intergroup on "Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development" and the MEPs Pavel Poc, Françoise Grossetête and Ricardo Serrão Santos at the European Parliament in Brussels on 26 September 2017.

This dedicated morning session is part of the Copernicus Marine Week (25-29/09/2017). As an invited guest for Panel 1, Jean-Noël will introduce the video “Tracking Essential Fish Habitat: future fisheries management will be dynamic” on the use of essential fish habitat to protect and rebuild fish stocks (Article 8 of the EU Common Fisheries Policy), and take part in the ensuing discussion.

The Copernicus programme is a cornerstone of the European Union’s efforts to monitor the Earth and its many ecosystems. The Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS), launched in 2015, is committed to delivering state-of-the-art information about the state of the ocean on a daily basis, enabling the development of a wide range of blue applications.

2017 marks a very important political year for Europe and its institutions. Amongst other milestones, the entire Copernicus Programme is undergoing a full review and new ideas will be put forth for the next phase of the programme. A dedicated morning session is organised at the European Parliament, to hold an open forum for discussion that gives all stakeholders the chance to convey their messages.

This conference will be an occasion to highlight the many ways CMEMS supports Public Authorities iin the implementation of EU legislation such as the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD, 2008/56/EC), contributes to blue growth development, supports the private sector in their respective markets and is engaged in ocean literacy. Stakeholders from the public sector, private sector and civil society will highlight current achievements, answer questions, as well as open the floor to discuss the challenges of tomorrow.

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