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European Marine Observation and Data Network Conference

More than 400 participants from 50 countries and more than 70 speakers and panelists gathered online in June for the three-day European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) Open Conference to discuss EMODnet achievements, partnerships and vision for the coming decade. The need for high-quality open data from the marine environment and related human activities has never been greater, and since

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Free EMODnet Geology Shoreline-Migration Map

The new EMODnet Geology shoreline-migration map has been released and is free to access from the EMODnet Geology portal. It allows policy makers, together with national and regional coastal managers, to determine large-scale coastal behavior and identify areas of rapid change. It is based on field measurements and aerial photography, and covers time periods up to decades. This technique is particularly valuable

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Norway Supports Offshore Wind

Wenche Nistad GIEK CEO

State-backed Export Credit Guarantee Agency GIEK hits another milestone as it almost doubles its guarantee tally to the burgeoning sector. GIEK’s mission is to promote Norwegian exports–and it is doing that big time in the offshore wind market in Europe and further afield. Having reached around NOK 4 billion in June, its latest NOK 3.6 billion (GBP 300 million) risk-sharing splash

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Nautical College Offers Wind-Assisted Propulsion Course

MV Copenhagen Scandlines

The Enkhuizen Nautical College, founded in 1978, is the only nautical college in Europe that focuses on teaching students to navigate vessels under sail. Regular subjects such as (astronomical) navigation, collision regulations and marine engineering are supplemented with specialized subjects such as square-rigged sailing, sailing vessel design and sailing vessel stability. This year, the college will add a technical introduction

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