Maritime Affairs

Marine Knowledge 2020: marine data and observation for smart and sustainable growth

Marine Knowledge 2020: marine data and observation for smart and sustainable growth

Marine Knowledge 2020: marine data and observation for smart and sustainable growth

01/01/2010

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.