Sharing responsibility - a coherent approach to European ocean observation
Ocean observation is essential for the knowledge base of the Green Deal. However, data is collected by different authorities for different purposes, which harms interoperability and efficiency. The European Commission is planning a legislative initiative which aims to achieve a common EU approach for measuring once and using the data for many purposes. It will propose joint planning of observation activities and a framework for collaboration on a national and EU scale.
On Tuesday 23 February 2021 from 14:00 to 16:00 (CET) SEArica, in cooperation with the Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission and the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions organised an online event which concluded the public consultation on Ocean Observation.
The event was hosted and chaired by MEP Alicia Homs, Vice-Chair of the SEArica Intergroup for Biodiversity & Ocean Literacy. Ms Charlina Vitcheva, Director-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MARE) at the European Commission joined us for a high-level keynote speech. MEP Catherine Chabaud, Vice-Chair of the SEArica Intergroup for Climate & Governance and MEP Ville Niinistö, Member of the SEArica Intergroup participated in the discussion.
Please find below the recording of the meeting and the presentations and videos shown by the speakers.
Recording of SEArica event: "Sharing responsibility - a coherent approach to European ocean observation"
Video shown by Ms Markovčić Kostelac, Executive Director of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)
What is an Intergroup?
The Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup is one of the 27 Intergroups that were approved on 11 December 2019 by the Conference of Presidents for the 9th legislature of the European Parliament. Intergroups can be formed by MEPs from any political group and any parliamentary committee with a view to holding informal exchanges of views on particular issues and promoting contact between MEPs and civil society.
The Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup brings together more than 100 MEPs from 7 different political groups and 23 Member States.
Intergroups are not Parliament bodies and therefore may not express Parliament's opinion.
Intergroups are subject to internal rules adopted by the Conference of Presidents on 16 December 1999 (last updated on 11 September 2014), which set out the conditions under which intergroups may be established at the beginning of each parliamentary term and their operating rules.