A half day workshop on “Facilitating Transnational Usage of Europe´s Marine Research Infrastructure”, at IOPAN´s premises in Sopot, Poland, will take place on November 15th 2016. EurOcean together with its member IOPAN is organising this event where the state of play and future trends in relation to activities promoting improved knowledge of and transnational access to Europe´s marine infrastructure, will be presented.
Moreover it provides an opportunity to look at regional initiatives, including those taking place in the Baltic Sea Basin. It will also be a forum in which to present EurOcean´s activity in relation to marine research infrastructure and provides an opportunity to discuss its role and priorities for future work in this domain.
Date: November 15th 2016
Time: 14:30 - 17:30 CET
Address: Powstańców Warszawy 55, 81-712 Sopot, Poland
Phone: (+48 58) 5517281 and (+48 58) 7311600
14:30 – 14:50: Welcome and Scene Setting in the ESFRI Context (Slawomir Sagan, Vice-President EurOcean and Ned Dwyer, Executive-Director EurOcean)
14:50 – 15:10: The BONUS experience of joint use of marine and maritime infrastructure (Meelis Sirendi, BONUS Programme Officer)
15:10 – 15:30: The SUBMARINER experience with shared infrastructure (Anna Kaczorowska, ALLIANCE and University of Gdansk, Poland)
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 16:20: JERICO and JERICO-NEXT Trans-national Infrastructures (Laurent Delauney, IFREMER, France)
16:20-16:40: European Research Vessels Operators ( ERVO) Group – Coordinating access to research vessels (Giuseppe Magnifico, CNR, Italy)
16:40 – 17:00: EurOcean´s Integrated Research Infrastructures Database (RID) adding value to marine infrastructure initiatives (Sandra Sá, EurOcean, Portugal, and Marcin Wichorowski, IOPAN, Poland)
17:00 – 17:25: Roundtable and Discussion with a focus on enhancing EurOcean´s role in relation to infrastructural information support (Carlos Soto, IEO, Spain)
17:25- 17:30: Wrap-up and Close of Conference (Slawomir Sagan, Vice-President EurOcean)
Europe has an extensive network of marine research infrastructure which incorporates a wide range of facilities including research vessels and embarkable equipment, on-land and offshore research and test facilities in the physical, biological and chemical domain as well as numerous remote and in-situ observation facilities. Consolidation, co-ordination and more streamlined access to such facilities is being promoted at European and regional level through overarching initiatives such as ESFRI and BONUS respectively, the establishment of marine and maritime clusters and dedicated project activities to promote such usage. Infobases such as EurOcean´s Research Infrastructures Database, which contains details on over 900 pieces of infrastructure also play an important role in supporting and informing transnational access via the free, publicly accessible database itself but also through its integration in projects and initiaitives such as Eurofleets, MARINET II, JPI-Oceans and POGO.
The objectives of this half day event is to present the state of play and future trends in relation to activities promoting improved knowledge of and transnational access to Europe´s marine infrastructure. Moreover it provides an opportunity to look at regional initiatives, including those taking place in the Baltic Sea Basin. It will also be a forum in which to present EurOcean´s activity in relation to marine research infrastructure and provides an opportunity to discuss its role and priorities for future work in this domain.
Participants should have a clear vision of current activities and future trends in relation to the streamlining of access to and usage of Europe´s marine research infrastructure. The event should also identify how EurOcean can continue to enhance its contribution to providing relevant information and supporting the coordination of Europe´s Marine Infrastructure.