EurOcean - The European Centre for Information on Marine Science and Technology - was established in 2002 as a result of a joint French-Portuguese initiative, is an independent, scientific, nongovernmental organisation of leading European marine organisations whose aim is to develop information exchange and drive products in the field of marine sciences and technologies between a wide range of governmental and non-governmental bodies. EurOcean, a clearing house for information on marine science and technology in Europe, through its internet portal (www.eurocean.org) facilitates access to information on topics related to marine science and technology in Europe with priority given to three main domains: Marine Research Infrastructures, Marine Knowledge Management and Ocean Public Outreach and Education Activities. EurOcean also contributes to initiatives aiming to implement a European Marine Research Area and the European Maritime Policy.
Contact person: Cristina Costa firstname.lastname@example.org
Role of EurOcean in COLUMBUS
Work Package Leader on Identification and Collection of EC funded Knowledge. Other inputs to Work Packages 1, 2, 5 to 8.
Profile of staff engaged in the project:
Ned Dwyer is the Executive Director of EurOcean. Ned has a degree in electronic engineering and an MSc and PhD in satellite remote sensing applications. He has more than 25 years’ of professional experience, much of which is in marine research and information management. From 2002 to 2014, he worked at the Coastal and Marine Research Centre of University College Cork, Ireland, as team leader of the Applied Remote Sensing and GIS group and, from 2010, as the Centre´s Deputy Director. He has worked on numerous FP6 and FP7 projects in relation to marine environmental management and also led the development of the Marine Irish Digital Atlas. He was co-chair of the IOC/IODE International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN) Project from 2008 to 2014 and is still actively involved in its Steering Group.
Cristina Costa is the EurOcean Office Coordinator and a EurOcean Project Manager. Cristina has been working with EurOcean since September 2009, mainly on knowledge management within several FP7 European projects such as MarineTT and STAGES as well as on the development and maintenance of the EurOcean Marine Knowledge Gate. Cristina, with a degree in Environmental Engineering, is also knowledgeable on the European marine policy. In COLUMBUS, Cristina will be the operational leader on the identification and collection of EC-funded knowledge (WP4) and will contribute to all other Work Packages.