The European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) is a network of European organisations working together to observe the oceans, to make the collected marine data 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.
Stefano Cisternino is an environmental journalist and Junior Europroject Officer specialised in eco-education. He holds a Master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies with a specialisation on the impact of climate change on conflicts. Throughout his career, he has worked for several Italian and international newspapers, such as 'Treccani', 'Duegradi' and 'Acume', analysing environmental issues from a sociopolitical perspective. He worked for the press and research office of the Department of Environment of the Apulia Region, developing climate awareness campaigns and writing analytical articles on the evolution of the Italian environmental-political framework. He also has researched and managed national and European calls and tenders, providing active support in all project phases. At the moment, he is managing the communication strategy of the Italian environmental organisation ‘The Climate Route’, as well as collaborating as editor for the Swedish geopolitical newspaper ‘Uttryck Magazine’. For Seascape Belgium, he is currently working as an Intern, providing strategic and operational support to ongoing projects on communications and event management.