Co-creating evidence-based business roadmaps and policy solutions for enhancing coastal-rural collaboration and synergies

INCDM disseminates COASTAL at the CMEMS General Assembly

The Coastal flyers were distributed by Dr. Mariana Golumbeanu at the Copernicus Marine Service (CMEMS) General Assembly was organized in Brussels from May 20 to May 22, 2019.

The General Assembly was very valuable to gather all CMEMS contractors (producers, users, R&D and service evolution), share results on main achievements and discuss future evolutions of the Copernicus Marine Service. About 200 participants joined the meeting.
The Final Round Table: Coastal zone and CMEMS – how should CMEMS develop stronger partnerships with Member States? What could mean co-production?
Coastal zone is complex and poses huge challenges, it has an essential role for economy (40% of EU GDP comes from the ocean) but it is also very much impacted by human activities. According to invited experts in situ observations, developed by national institutions, suffer in terms of sustainability. Copernicus needs to work more closely with national authorities and need to help them. An important step would be to extend the user forum to national authorities in charge of marine environment monitoring.
Author and photo: Dr. Mariana Golumbeanu