Towards a EU Strategy for Coastal Mapping
The Intergroup had the pleasure to welcome you at the occasion of its discussion on coastal data entitled "Mapping EU’s coasts: A key towards Sustainable Blue Development". It took place on 7 February 2016 from 14.00 to 16.00 in room A5G-1 of the European Parliament.
This event addressed the strategic importance of coastal bathymetric data to develop maritime activities in a sustainable way in Europe. It looked at what the EU can do to support the effort in terms of data collection and harmonisation.
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.