EMODnet is a network of organisations working together to observe the sea, to make the marine data collected freely available and interoperable, to create seamless data layers across sea-basins and to distribute the data and data products through the Internet. The primary aim of EMODnet is to unlock existing but fragmented and hidden marine data and make them accessible for a wide range of users including private bodies, public authorities and researchers.
Established in 2017 as a spin-off from Seascape Consultants Ltd, Seascape Belgium provides high-level advice and sustainable solutions for key stakeholders in the rapidly developing blue economy, including from maritime industry, policymakers, regulatory bodies and civil society. Our team consists of marine science, data and policy experts providing services related to policy advice, research project management and communication, organization of workshops and conferences and stakeholder facilitation. Seascape Belgium specialists have expertise in the fields of ocean governance, maritime spatial planning, oceanography, marine biodiversity, data management and GIS, marine biotechnology, seafloor geology and ocean literacy. Programme management is a key part of our portfolio with our senior partners enjoying well-established and productive relationships with stakeholders across the EU and internationally.
Seascape Belgium staff currently coordinate the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) as well as the development of the European Atlas of the Seas (EAS). Seascape Belgium is also a supporting partner in the Horizon 2020 projects SOPHIE gathering support for European Oceans and Human Health (OHH) research, INMARE on biodiscovery of marine enzymes for industrial applications, and ATLAS which involves a trans-Atlantic assessment and deep-water ecosystem-based spatial management plan for Europe.