The first webinar of the Earth Observation Ocean Data Webinar Series, titled “Data for the UN Ocean Decade – A European Focus“, took place on 19 June. This webinar series is co-organised by EUMETSAT, the Copernicus Marine Service, the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet), the ECOP Programme, and the Decade Coordination Office for Ocean Data Sharing (DCO-ODS).

During the webinar, Jan-Bart Calewaert, Lead Manager of the DCO-ODS, highlighted the importance of data in contributing to the success of the Ocean Decade and presented the data challenges faced by Decade Actions. Presentations from three key players in the EU ocean data landscape—EMODnet, EUMETSAT, Copernicus Marine Service—along with ECOP, showcased their current efforts in promoting open data and establishing a digital ocean ecosystem. These initiatives are crucial for connecting the EU to the global ocean science landscape and supporting the Ocean Decade.

Webinar presentations are now available for download:

Did you miss the webinar? Click here to watch the video recording available on the EUMETSAT YouTube channel.

The EO Ocean Data Webinar Series consists of five webinars. If you would like to contribute to shaping the content of the next sessions, please fill out the poll at this link:

Stay tuned for updates about our upcoming webinar!