Marine knowledge 2020
From seabed mapping to ocean forecasting: green paper
This Green Paper takes stock of what has been done. It then opens a debate on the best strategy for moving forward to a new phase that meets the challenges defined here and profits from the opportunities to deliver an accessible, sustainable digital mapping of European sea-beds by 2020. It would also provide timely information on the present and past physical, chemical and biological state of the overlying water column and forecasts, together with a process that helps Member States maximise the potential of their marine observation, sampling and surveying programmes.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (European Commission) Themes: Conservation of resources
- Subject: conservation of resources, marine environment, oceanography, resources of the sea, sea-bed, shipping policy, water protection
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