EU4OceanObs, through its components on GEO Blue Planet and the G7 Future of the Seas & Oceans Initiative, seeks to develop and promote use cases of ocean data and information, along the ocean observation value chain, relying on EU-supported programmes and projects. These use cases will link the entire ocean observing value chain, from collection and transformation of ocean data, to modelling and ocean forecasting and data access and cloud services, to users and marine applications. They will serve as good practices within the EU and internationally, and raise awareness for the critical role of ocean observations in responding to environmental, societal and economic challenges.

Copernicus Marine Service BlueMarkets

For more information on how the EU’s Copernicus Marine Service is supporting blue markets, click here.

EU4OceanObs aims to showcase and promote existing use cases in the different components of the ocean observing value chain, funded by the European Union:

These use cases highlight examples of how Copernicus marine data and information are used by different users (companies, research institutions and governments) to develop marine and maritime applications and services. To find out more, click here. 

Coordinated by ARMINES and funded by the EU’s H2020 R&I programme, e-shape aims to showcase operational services in and improve user uptake of Earth Observation data powered by Europe. E-shape supports the implementation of pilot applications spanning 7 thematic areas (health, renewable energy, ecosystem, water, climate, disasters and agriculture) to address societal challenges, foster entrepreneurship and support sustainable development. The objectives of these pilots are in line with GEO main priorities, namely, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Paris Agreement and Sendai Framework.

Working with industry and experts, the Copernicus Climate Service supports case studies, use cases and demo cases around key sectoral themes to address climate-related issues that businesses or communities are facing across Europe. The Service develops demonstrator projects to explore how Copernicus climate data can be used to address key climate challenges in different sectors.

The All-Atlantic Ocean Observing System (AtlantOS), is supporting several ocean observing use cases that showcase the added value of a more integrated ocean observing system. The Use Cases are on specific themes including mitigating impacts of sargassum, Atlantic meridional ocean circulation, ocean carbon uptake, fisheries and marine animal movements. To find out more, click here.

EuroSea will develop Innovation Demonstrators in 3 action areas: Coastal resilience and operational services, ocean health, and ocean climate indicators. To find out more, click here.

A number of Blue-Cloud Demonstrators will be developed that will make use of existing, and drive the further development of additional, Blue-Cloud services. The Blue-Cloud Demonstrators have been selected as applications that are specific for oceans and seas, could be expanded to fresh water bodies, and are necessary for marine ecosystems research, conservation, forecasting & innovation in the Blue Economy. To find out more, click here.

EMODnet develops use cases for each of its data portals (bathymetry, central portal, biology, chemistry, physics, seabed habitats, human activities, checkpoints, data ingestion, geology) for businesses, policy makers and research. To find out more, click here.