Date: October 23, 2020
Place: BluePoint Brussels, Boulevard Auguste Reyers 80, 1030 Brussels, Brussels - Belgium
Description of the event: Marine science has arrived in the digital age with a constant flood of data providing opportunities to transform the way we study critical changes in the ocean and novel approaches for the management of its resources. This increasing flow of data demands higher integration of diverse types of data from different sources as well as larger and more complex analyses. The 7th EMB Forum will enable dialogue between diverse stakeholders to work towards the implementation of big data to support marine science. The 7th EMB Forum aims to foster discussion and collaboration between diverse stakeholders to work towards solutions enabling the development of big data to support marine science. Talks and panel discussions will include representatives from science, industry, policy, governance, data services and NGOs. Key challenges and recommendations will be discussed relating to societal issues including sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, climate change and the oceans, and ocean observations. Cross-cutting issues of data acquisition, data handling and management, service interoperability, data accessibility, computing infrastructure, data sharing, big data analytics, training networks and collaboration will be explored.