Trust-IT Services, a recognised leader in communications, policy engagement and governance in European research and innovation projects, is one of the co-organisers of the EMODnet Day - Italia on 8 June 2018 in Trieste.
The event, now in its second installation, is being held under the theme “Marine data for the industry and the private sector towards sustainable development”.
EMODnet Day - Italia will be opened with welcome speeches from several officials including Iain Shepherd from the European Commission – DG MARE, who will outline the EU’s vision of the sector.
In the morning session, EMODnet partners will give an update on the progress of the eight portals, as well as on the EMODnet Data Ingestion project, which aims to facilitate ingestion of marine data from external sources into the EMODnet network.
The afternoon will see an interactive session to exchange views and experiences, with roundtables on “Environment and tourism”, “Impacts and marine litter”, “Synergies between data from public and business sources to support the blue economy”.
Open interactions and collaboration between EMODnet members and users are expected from the event which will also see the participation of representatives from various ministries, regional government bodies, public research institutes, as well as private companies.
EMODnet data use cases will be showcased at the event to open a discussion on how marine open data can foster the development of several sectors in the Italy’s blue economy, such as tourism, environment, aquaculture, etc.
EMODnet Day - Italia coincides with the World Oceans Day, and is co-organised by OGS, the National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics, the National Research Council (CNR), the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change (CMCC), Cogea, the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), ETT, the Hydrographic Institute of the Italian Navy, the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), the Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA) and Trust-IT Services.
Since 2009, EMODnet has been an initiative funded by the EU Commission (DG MARE) that collects and makes available marine data at EU level through a network of over 150 organisations.
Registration at the event is free and open until 11 May 2018 here: http://events.eventzilla.net/e/emodnet-day-2138936832.