Odyssea représenté par son partenaire algérien, M. Arslan Chikhaoui, CEO de Nord Sud Ventures (NSV), a participé à la réunion bilatérale qui a réuni, le 22 février 2018 à Rome, la Présidente de l’Union Méditerranéenne des Confédérations d’Entreprises (BUSINESSMED) et Présidente de la Confédération Générale des Entreprises Algériennes (CGEA), Mme Saida Neghza, et le Président de la Confindustria, M. Vincenzo Boccia. Monsieur Chikhaoui a été invité à cette réunion en sa triple qualité, Conseiller de la Présidente de Businessmed et de la CGEA, Membre du Conseil Consultatif d’Experts du World Economic Forum, et partenaire du projet Odyssea.

Cette réunion bilatérale BusinessMed-Confidustria de haut niveau, a porté, notamment, sur le développement durable de la Méditerranée, en générale, et de l’Afrique de Nord en particulier et sur comment la seconde force industrielle européenne, qu’est l’Italie, peut-elle se positionner durablement en Afrique du Nord. La consolidation de l’écosystème d’affaires entre l’Algérie et l’Italie via le développement des secteurs à valeur ajoutée (Industrie mécanique, sous-traitance industrielle, innovation technologique, économie bleue, etc.) ainsi que le renforcement des capacités des jeunes via des projets de formation et d’insertion professionnelle, ont été au centre des échanges entre les deux parties.

Cette rencontre fut pour Businessmed une opportunité pour accélérer l’intégration régionale et la coopération multilatérale et redonner à la Méditerranée sa place centrale dans les rapports Nord-Sud via une nouvelle approche verticale Europe-Méditerranée-Afrique.

C’est ainsi que les deux parties ont abordé la question de l’économie bleue comme facteur de développement durable dans la région méditerranée. M. Arslan Chikhaoui a profité pour mettre l’accent sur le programme H 2020 de l’UE et surtout le projet ODYSSEA en tant que plateforme innovante de collectes et traitement, en temps réel, de données et informations marines utiles aux opérateurs économiques afin d’être soutenue par les différentes organisations patronales méditerranéennes. Le Président de la Confindustria, M. Boccia, a marqué son intérêt pour Odyssea et a requis de lui faire parvenir une documentation à ce sujet via la Présidente de BusinessMed et le cas échéant organiser au siège de la Confindustria un atelier d’information.

Par ailleurs, BusinessMed a tenu le même jour, au siège de Confindustria, son premier Comité de Direction au titre de l’année 2018 en présence d’une importante délégation de représentants des Organisations Patronales de la Région Euro-Méditerranéenne (Algérie, Egypte, Italie, Liban, Malte, Palestine, Portugal, Syrie et Tunisie). A cette réunion, Odyssea était présent via son partenaire, M. Arslan Chikhaoui. La réunion a été l’occasion pour de faire le point sur les activités menées et les perspectives d’évolution future en mettant l’accent sur les projets européens, dans le but de placer ses actions dans le contexte régional. Cette réunion a, aussi, permis de présenter EBSO Med,  «Booster les Organisations de Support aux Entreprises et le Réseautage d’Affaires dans les Pays du Voisinage Sud de la Méditerranée», un nouveau projet financé par la Commission Européenne dont BusinesMed est pilote.

EBSO Med vise à stimuler l’écosystème d’affaires méditerranéen en promouvant un développement économique inclusif et la création d’emploi via le renforcement des organisations du secteur privé dans les pays du voisinage Sud de la Méditerranée. Plus spécifiquement, EBSO Med permettra d’améliorer la capacité de gestion des organisations de soutien aux entreprises (OSE) dans la zone Euro-méditerranéenne grâce à l’amélioration des services offerts aux entreprises affiliées et l’établissement de normes de qualité. L’action soutiendra les acteurs du secteur privé de la Méditerranée dans le développement des liens d’affaires en vue d’une plus étroite collaboration entre les Pays de la Rive Sud de la Méditerranée et leurs homologues en Europe, en les soutenant dans le financement de leurs projets en entrepreneuriat et les orientant dans la prospection de fonds des institutions de financement et de développement.

Selon M. Chikhaoui, les Services proposés par Odyssea pourraient s’intégrer dans le cadre du package de services que fournira EBSO. Un partenariat BusinessMed avec Odyssea pourrait être envisagé.

BusinessMed-Confindustria réunion de haut niveau, Rome le 22 Février 2018
De gauche à droite : Mme Saida Neghza, Présidente de BusinessMed et de la CGEA ; M. Vincenzo Boccia, Président de la Confindustria, M. Arslan Chikhaoui, CEO NSV
Réunion Bilatérale BusinessMed-Confindustria en présence de M. Arslan Chikhaoui, CEO NSV
Réunion du Comité de Direction de BusinessMed en présence de M. Arslan Chikhaoui, CEO NSV

Odyssea, represented by its Algerian partner, Arslan Chikhaoui, CEO of Nord Sud Ventures (NSV), participated in the bilateral meeting held in Rome on 22 February 2018 which brought together the President of the Mediterranean Union of Business Confederations (BUSINESSMED) and in her capacity as well of President of the Algerian Confederation of Enterprises (CGEA), Mrs. Saida Neghza, and the President of Confindustria, Mr. Vincenzo Boccia. Mr. Chikhaoui was invited under his three-fold capacity as Advisor to the President of Businessmed and CGEA, Member of the Expert Advisory Board of the World Economic Forum, and partner of the Odyssea project.

This high-level bilateral BusinessMed-Confidustria meeting focused, in particular, on the sustainable development of the Mediterranean, in general, and North Africa, in particular, and on how the second European industrial force, Italy, could position itself sustainably in North Africa? The consolidation of the business ecosystem between Algeria and Italy through the development of added-value sectors (mechanical industry, industrial subcontracting, technological innovation, blue economy, etc.) as well as capacity building of youth through training and professional integration projects, were discussed between the two parties. This meeting was an opportunity to enhance regional integration and multilateral cooperation and give back to the Mediterranean its central place in North-South relations via a new European-Mediterranean-Africa vertical approach. In this regards, both parties approached the question of blue economy as a factor of sustainable development in the Mediterranean region. Mr Arslan Chikhaoui took this opportunity to highlight the EU’s H2020 program and especially the ODYSSEA project as an innovative platform for the collection and processing, in real time, marine data and information useful to economic operators in order to be supported by the various Mediterranean employers’ organizations. The President of Confindustria, Mr. Boccia, expressed his interest for Odyssea and requested to send him documentation on this issue via the President of BusinessMed and if necessary to organize at Confindustria an information workshop.

On the same day, BusinessMed held, at Confindustria headquarters, its first Executive Committee for the year 2018 gathering a large delegation of representatives of the employers’ organizations of the Euro-Mediterranean Region (Algeria, Egypt, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Palestine, Portugal, Syria and Tunisia). At this meeting, Odyssea was present through its partner, Mr. Arslan Chikhaoui. The meeting was an opportunity to review the activities carried out and the prospects for future development by focusing on European projects directed to the regional. During this meeting EBSO Med « Boosting Business Support Organizations and Business Networking in Southern Mediterranean Neighbourhood Countries » project was presented to the participants. This is a new project funded by the European Commission, led by BusinesMed. EBSO Med aims to stimulate the Mediterranean business ecosystem by promoting inclusive economic development and job creation through the strengthening of private sector organizations in the Southern Mediterranean neighbourhood countries. More specifically, EBSO Med will improve the management capacity of Business Support Organizations (OSEs) in the Euro-Mediterranean area by improving the services offered to affiliated companies and setting quality standards. The action will support the private sector actors of the Mediterranean in the development of business links with a view to closer collaboration between the countries of the Southern Mediterranean shore and their counterparts in Europe, by supporting them in financing their entrepreneurial projects and directing them in the fund raising.

According to Mr. Arslan Chikhaoui, the Services offered by Odyssea could be part of the service package that EBSO will provide. A BusinessMed partnership with Odyssea could be considered.

BusinessMed-Confindustria high level meeting, Rome 22 February 2018
From left to right: Mrs. Saida Neghza, President of BusinessMed and of CGEA ; Mr. Vincenzo Boccia, President of Confindustria; Mr. Arslan Chikhaoui, CEO NSV
BusinessMed-Confindustria bilateral meeting attended by Mr. Arslan Chikhaoui, CEO NSV
BusinessMed Executive Committee meeting attended by Mr. Arslan Chikhaoui, CEO NSV

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The EU-funded ODYSSEA Project, represented by its Algerian partner, Nord Sud Ventures (NSV), participated at the first Union for the Mediterranean (FM) Stakeholder conference on blue economy held in Naples, Italy, on 29 and 30 November 2017.

The conference brought together more than 400 participants from the Euro-Mediterranean region including government officials, regional and local authorities, international organizations, and representatives from the private sector, academia and civil society organizations (NGOs & NGIs). The UfM conference is part of the new initiative for the sustainable development of the blue economy in the Western Mediterranean, launched by the European Commission in April 2017.

Participants highlighted the following issues:

Lack of cooperation between public and private institutes

  • Inaccessibility and lack of data and information on the ecosystem
  • Difficulty finding a consensus in the Mediterranean
  • Need to value ports, which should not only be trade access based but create access to the cultural heritage it represents

The discussions highlighted the need to rethink the European strategy to safeguard the competitive elements considering the future role of China and Russia in the Mediterranean. By highlighting China’s increasing role in the Mediterranean and port competitiveness, participants wish to improve the Southern Mediterranean ports for better trade with the North Shore, which is currently in crisis.

Overall, participants expressed the need for greater coordination and governance, and emphasized the need for innovation, training, job creation, and enhance Public Private Partnership (PPP). The idea of developing a technological hub was also emphasized as well as bringing together all sectors in a single cluster.

The representatives of UfM countries welcomed both PRIMA initiative BLUEMED initiative on research and innovation for blue jobs and growth in the Mediterranean region. They invited all stakeholders to share more knowledge and know-how. To this end, the UfM Secretary General mentioned three levels of cooperation, which he defined as the 3Ps: political level, level of joint projects and level of platforms.

The conference launched a Virtual Knowledge Center on Blue Economy which is an online information and networking platform for blue economy actors in the Mediterranean region. NSV is a part of it on behalf of ODYSSEA.

The Algerian Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Mr. Abdelkader Bouazghi, emphasized that: “This conference is the framework of validation of a governance mechanism to allow the implementation of sustainable development initiative of blue economy in the western Mediterranean, through a Steering Committee, which will be chaired for the next two years by France and co-chaired by Algeria during the first year followed by Morocco for the second year”.

He added that the various technical meetings held nowadays, allowed the definition of all elements of the initiative. It is now, up to the political authorities to approve this framework enabling the feasibility. This initiative will involve five partner countries as a matter of priority, namely: Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Mauritania and Morocco alongside with five EU member States: France, Italy, Portugal, Italy, Spain and Malta.

According to NSV decoding of the Minister statement, it is a 5+5 platform dedicated to the blue economy that Algeria is calling for, which would be part of the global cooperation framework of 5+5 already existing for other sectors.

In order to promote ODDYSSEA Project, Mr. Arslan Chikhaoui of NSV, in his various bilateral exchanges and his comments in B2B sessions highlighted the fact that: « The rapid development of sustainable blue economy requires access to information and data that can be used in real time. Today, data and information related to the sea are scarce and are usually provided by different platforms but in deferred time”.

“The ODYSSEA Project, as an innovative technological platform, is useful for both the Eastern Mediterranean and the Western Mediterranean to provide information services to different users, namely: shipping, agriculture, offshore oil industry, fisheries and aquaculture industries, tourism, and finally the scientific research and protection of marine coasts, » Mr. Chikhaoui concluded.

Le projet ODYSSEA financé par l’UE a fait l’objet d’une conférence de clôture lors d’un du Colloque sur l’approche écosystémique en Méditerranée, qui s’est tenu à l’Institut National Agronomique de Tu…

AGIR a fait partie de la delegation Marocaine au coté du Département de Pêche Maritime et l’Institut des Ressources Halieutiques INRH, parmi d’autres participants des pays Sud-Mediterranéen , tel l’Al…

ODYSSEA participe à la foire internationale de la  pêche et de l’aquaculture en Algérie.
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في حضور 50 من ممثلي منظمات المجتمع المدني والمعاهد العلمية والبحثية والاكاديمية، والهيئات الحكومية والخبراء وعدد من الصياديين وذوي العلاقة مع الصيد والصياديين، عقد مشروع « اوديسيا » الممول من الاتحاد الاوروبي اول مؤتمرعام بشمال افريقيا يوم 11 نوفمبر2017 خليج أبوقير بالأسكندرية بجمهورية مصر العربية.

الشبكة العربية للبيئة والتنمية « رائد » شريك « مشروع اوديسيا » في مصر قامت بتنظيم هذا المؤتمرالإفتتاحي الهام وبالتعاون مع المعهد القومي لعلوم البحاروالمصايد من اجل التعريف بالاهداف الخاصة بمشروع « اوديسيا » ومدى علاقته بتحسين اداء ومعيشة المجتمع المحلي وتسهيل عمل المعنيين في خليج ابوقيرمن خلال تقدير الاحتياجيات الاساسية لأصحاب المصلحة والمستفيدين والتحديات التي تواجههم في الوقت الحالي والمتوقعة مستقبلياً.

وكان من المتحدثيين الدكتورة/غادة الصيرفي – المنسق العلمي التابع لمشروع « اوديسيا » ورئيس فريق « ديلتاريس » ،والدكتور/عماد الدين عدلي – المنسق العام للشبكة العربية للبيئة والتنمية « رائد », والدكتورة/ عبير السحرتي – مديرالمعهد القومي لعلوم البحار والمصايد، والدكتور/ سامح ايوب – المديرالعام للمعامل البيئة والجودة بجهاز شئون البيئة، والمهندس/عصام ندا – الخبير الفني لمشروع أوديسيا.

وقد انقسم جدول اعمال اللقاء الي جزئين، الاول كان للتعريف بالمشروع والشركاء المحليين والبحر متوسطيين من خلال عروض ومحاضرات توجيهية من السادة المسئولين عن المشروع ومن الجهات الشريكة، وفي الجزء الثاني من اللقاء تم فتح باب النقاش للأستفسارات والأسئلة والشرح للإحتياجات المحلية ذات العلاقة بأهداف المشروع.

وقد ساهم المؤتمر في توضيح الاهتمامات الحقيقية لدى العاملين في البحرفي خليج ابوقير من أجل التطوير والتعاون مما ادى الى مناقشة شاملة لموضوعات عديدة ساعدت على تسليط الاضواء على الفرص المتاحة لتحويل المعلومات البحرية العملية الى حافز لنماذج الأعمال المستدامة في قطاع الاقتصاد الأزرق في مصر.

ويُركز مشروع « اوديسيا » على خلق نظم لإتاحة المعلومات الخاصة بالبحر المتوسط في شكل مبسط وملائم ومفيد للمستخدميين النهائيين, الى جانب نهج المشروع القائم على اساس التعاون المتعدد للتخصصات, وتعدد المستويات.

وقال المهندس عصام ندا « على الرغم من أن الفوائد الحقيقية للمستخدمين النهائيين المحليين لم يأت بعد », « الا اننا معتمدون اعتماداً  كلياً على تأسيس وتفعيل المرصد المحلي, وهذه هي الخطوة التي ستُظهر حقاً إمكانات بناء القدرات والتأثير الفعال لمشروع « أوديسيا ».  

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منصة المتحدثين (من اليمين لليسار) د. غادة الصيرفي، د. عماد عدلي، د. محمد سعيد، د. عبير السحرتي 

​د. غادة الصيرفي ​-المسئول العلمي لأوديسيا- أثناء عرض المشروع

 

The EU-funded ODYSSEA project held its first public conference in North Africa on November 11, 2017 near Abu Qir, Egypt.

ODYSSEA Egyptian partner, the Arab Network for Environment and Development (RAED), organized the event with the cooperation of the country’s National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF).

About 50 participants, representing civil society, research institutes and academia, environment and agriculture ministries and other national authorities, as well as the region’s fishermen and related industries, were presented the objectives and the working plan of the ODYSSEA project. This included the establishment of marine observatories throughout the Mediterranean publishing data for practical, real-time use.

“We are counting a lot on the establishment and operation of the local observatory. It is the step that will truly demonstrate the capacity-building potential and effective impact of the ODYSSEA project,” said Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) International Project Manager, Ing. Essam Nada. “The real benefits for the local end users are yet to come,” he added.

Other speakers included ODYSSEA Scientific Coordinator and DELTARES Data Assimilation, Data Sciences and Applied Informatics expert Dr. Ghada El Serafy, RAED General Coordinator Dr. Emad Adly, Alexandria-based NIOF Director Dr. Abeer El Saharty, and EEAA Director General of Environmental Quality and Labs Dr. Sameh Ayoub.

Within the context of ODYSSEA’s focus on making operational oceanography information easily accessible, meaningful and useful to end-users, coupled with its approach based on multi-disciplinary, multi-level collaboration, the Abu Qir event examined the concrete interests in innovation and cooperation among those whose work involves marine environments.

This fuelled a wide-ranging discussion that helped highlight the vast opportunities and challenges incumbent in turning operational oceanographic information into a driver for sustainable business models in Egypt’s Blue Economy sector.

Speakers and some Attendees at the end of the event

Discussion continues during the break

Speaker panel, (from R. to L.) Dr. Ghada El Serafy, Dr. Emad Adly, Dr Mohammed Said, Dr. Abeer ElSaharty

Odyssea project Scientific Manager, Dr. Ghada El Serafy presents ODYSSEA

EU awards €8.4 million to ODYSSEA Project for Developing and Deploying Integrated Observatory Systems in the Mediterranean Sea

The collaborative international project will develop a platform that will integrate existing data with information generated by coastal observations, new and existing sensors at sea, oceanographic models and mobile apps.

Kavala, Greece, May…, 2017 – The European Union (EU) has awarded the international ODYSSEA consortium €8.4 million to develop an interoperable and cost-effective platform that fully integrates networks of observation and forecasting systems across the Mediterranean basin.

The ODYSSEA platform will collect information from databases maintained by agencies, public authorities, research institutions and universities. The 4.5-year project is aimed at making Mediterranean marine data easily accessible and tailored to the needs of multiple maritime sector end-users. These include wind farms, mariculture, ocean energy, oil and gas extraction, undersea cables, ports and shipping, policy and others.

ODYSSEA will develop a network of coastal observatories, deploying novel in-situ sensors at sea, employing oceanographic modelling and integrating existing mobile apps for citizen and scientist networks. It will also apply advanced algorithms to organise, homogenise and integrate large quantities of data to provide tailored information services.

The ODYSSEA platform will provide, through a public portal, on-demand information services, including forecasts. The project will include capacity building to maximise exploitation of the information services for creating business and research opportunities across the Mediterranean Sea basin.

ODYSSEA, led by the Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH) in Greece, is funded by HORIZON 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

“We have identified a real need to harmonise existing earth observing systems operating around the Mediterranean and upgrading their operational oceanographic capacities,” said Prof. Georgios Sylaios from DUTH, who coordinates ODYSSEA. “The project will support EU policy implementation, thus improving interoperability in monitoring and fostering blue growth jobs creation.”

ODYSSEA is comprised of 28 partner organizations from 14 EU and non-EU countries across the Mediterranean. The consortium includes research institutes, universities, policy makers, non governmental organisations and SMEs.

ODYSSEA will hold its opening conference in the city of Kavala, Greece June 6–8, 2017.

About ODYSSEA

ODYSSEA is an EU-funded project intended to make Mediterranean marine data easily accessible and operational to multiple end-users.

ODYSSEA aims to develop, operate and demonstrate an interoperable and cost-effective platform that fully integrates networks of observing and forecasting systems across the Mediterranean basin.

The platform will collect data from the many databases maintained by agencies, public authorities and institutions of Mediterranean EU and non-EU countries, integrating existing earth observation facilities and networks in the Mediterranean Sea.

Contact

Menelaos Hatziapostolidis

odysseamer@gmail.com

+30 (6) 945154829

 

Simon van Dam

svandam@agora-partners.com

+972 (54)4563384

ODYSSEA Press Release Kick Off Meeting 1.5 (28.9 KiB)

The stakeholders meeting, organised by the EU-Funded ODYSSEA Project, will focus on ways to transform Mediterranean Sea data into information services. The event will take place on October 25, 2017 at the Sapienza University of Rome

ROME, October 10, 2017

Representatives of projects and platforms, data providers and oceanography experts addressing marine monitoring in the Mediterranean basin will meet on October 25, 2017 for a special stakeholders meeting organised by the EU-funded ODYSSEA Project.  

The workshop will focus on transforming Mediterranean Sea data into innovative information services. The event, which will be hosted by ODYSSEA partner, Sapienza University of Rome, will be dedicated to exploring opportunities for the different projects and institutions to work together and mutually leverage outputs.

Key participants will represent the BlueMed Project (headed by IT platform coordinator Elena Ciappi), the Italian Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), EuroGOOS (Secretary-General Dr. Glenn Nolan), MedGOOS (Prof. Aldo Drago) and other oceanographic research institutes from European and North African countries around the Mediterranean.

« We view collaboration with various stakeholders and key players from other projects and research institutions as an important part of the ODYSSEA Project, » said Prof. Georgios Sylaios from Democritus University of Thrace in Greece, who coordinates ODYSSEA.

« The Stakeholder Workshop is aimed at promoting partnerships with platform providers and EU-funded projects, creating synergies among participants and optimizing the research activities of organisations dealing with similar topics. »

The meeting will open with presentations by ODYSSEA partners and will be followed by a roundtable discussion, which will address, among others, the following questions:

  • Which synergies among participants can be pinpointed and proposed?
  • What activities will create networks among projects?
  • How can we, together, capitalise accessibility, impact and sustainability of project results and avoid effort duplication?

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About ODYSSEA 

ODYSSEA is an EU-funded project targeting Mediterranean marine data, making it easily accessible and operational to multiple end-users.

ODYSSEA aims to develop, operate and demonstrate an interoperable and cost-effective platform which fully integrates networks of observing and forecasting systems across the Mediterranean basin.

The platform will collect data from the many databases maintained by agencies, public authorities and institutions of Mediterranean EU and non-EU countries, integrating existing earth observation facilities and networks in the Mediterranean Sea.

Contacts:   
Menelaos Hatziapostolidis
odysseamer@gmail.com  
+30(6)945154829

Simon van Dam 
svandam@agora-partners.com 
+972(54)4563384

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Ethics

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Establishment of ODYSSEA Model Observatories

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End-users needs & requirements per Observatory

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Observatory

WP2

1 – DUTH

Other

Confidential,
only for members of the consortium (including the Commission Services)

12

 View Report

D2.4

Plugins for data transfer and intercommunication

WP2

1 – DUTH

Other

Confidential,
only for members of the consortium (including the Commission Services)

14

 View Report

D3.1

ODYSSEA platform architecture guidelines

WP3

18 – HIDROMOD

Other

Confidential,
only for members of the consortium (including the Commission Services)

8

 View Report

D3.2

Data Management Plan for collected data

WP3

18 – HIDROMOD

ORDP: Open Research Data Pilot

Public

11

 View Report

D3.3

Updated Data Management Plan for collected data

WP3

18 – HIDROMOD

ORDP: Open Research Data Pilot

Public

18

 

D4.1

Report: Experimental operation of models per Observatory

WP4

2 – FORTH

Report

Confidential,
only for members of the consortium (including the Commission Services)

18

 

D4.2

Report of models validation results in each Observatory

WP4

2 – FORTH

Report

Confidential,
only for members of the consortium (including the Commission Services)

36

 

D4.3

Report on operational models demonstration and validation

WP4

2 – FORTH

Report

Confidential,
only for members of the consortium (including the Commission Services)

42

 

D4.4

Report platform modelling module operation & maintenance

WP4

2 – FORTH

Report

Confidential,
only for members of the consortium (including the Commission Services)

54

 

D4.5

Report on data harmonization

WP4

2 – FORTH

Report

Confidential,
only for members of the consortium (including the Commission Services)

47

 

D5.1

Technical report sensor development and integration

WP5

10 – ALSEAMAR

Report

Confidential,
only for members of the consortium (including the Commission Services)

18

 

D5.2

Observatory governance structure and organization

WP5

10 – ALSEAMAR

Other

Confidential,
only for members of the consortium (including the Commission Services)

22

 

D5.3

Evaluation of the operation of the Model Observatories

WP5

10 – ALSEAMAR

Report

Confidential,
only for members of the consortium (including the Commission
Services)

36

 

D6.1

ODYSSEA Platform system requirements document

WP6

25 – CLS

Other

Confidential,
only for members of the consortium (including the Commission Services)

21

 

D6.2

Platform architecture and design document

WP6

25 – CLS

Other

Confidential,
only for members of the consortium (including the Commission Services)

9

 View Report

D6.3

Platform Validation and
Evaluation test report

WP6

25 – CLS

Report

Confidential,
only for members of the consortium (including the Commission Services)

50

 

D6.4

Platform Operational, Maintenance and User Manual

WP6

25 – CLS

Other

Public

54

 

D6.5

ODYSSEA Platform prototype

WP6

25 – CLS

Other

Public

39

 

D7.1

Requirements specification document

WP7

3 – TECHNION

Other

Confidential,
only for members of the consortium (including the Commission Services)

14

 View Report

D7.2

Sample Datasets for development

WP7

3 – TECHNION

Other

Confidential,
only for members of the consortium (including the Commission Services)

17

 
D7.3 Reference algorithms WP7 3 – TECHNION Other Public 37  
D7.4 Validated algorithms WP7 3 – TECHNION Other Public 54  

D8.1

Report on Functionality assessment

WP8

9 – Deltares

Report

Confidential,
only for members of the consortium (including the Commission Services)

30

 

D8.2

Ecosystem assessment for all observatories

WP8

9 – Deltares

Report

Confidential,
only for members of the consortium
(including the
Commission
Services)

40

 

D8.3

Protocol and report pilot project

WP8

9 – Deltares

Report

Confidential,
only for members of the consortium (including the Commission Services)

45

 

D8.4

Report on End-users consultation and feedback analysis

WP8

9 – Deltares

Report

Confidential,
only for members of the consortium (including the Commission Services)

54

 

D8.5

DMP regarding processed and generated data

WP8

9 – Deltares

ORDP: Open Research Data Pilot

Confidential,
only for members of the consortium (including the Commission Services)

54

 

D9.1

Map of platform data
& services to targeted end-user needs

WP9

6 – WCMC

Report

Confidential,
only for members of the consortium (including the Commission Services)

24

 

D9.2

Business strategy for long-term sustainability of platform

WP9

6 – WCMC

Report

Public

54

 

D9.3

Deployed, tested,
and validated citizen science mobile app.

WP9

6 – WCMC

Other

Public

42

 

D9.4

Reports of thematic workshops

WP9

6 – WCMC

Report

Public

54

 

D10.1

Training material for workshops

WP10

7 – RAC/SPA

Other

Public

18

 

D10.2

Reports of local workshops for capacity building

WP10

7 – RAC/SPA

Report

Confidential,
only for members of the consortium (including the Commission Services)

54

 

D10.3

Protocols of demonstrations

WP10

7 – RAC/SPA

Report

Confidential,
only for members of the consortium (including the Commission
Services)

54

 
D11.1 Communication plan WP11 8 – BLIT Report Public 6  View Report

D11.2

A project identity and specific project website

WP11

8 – BLIT

Websites, patents filling, etc.

Public

6

 View Report

D11.3

A mix of communication tools

WP11

8 – BLIT

Websites, patents filling, etc.

Public

36

 

D11.4

Final dissemination report

WP11

8 – BLIT

Report

Public

54

 

D11.5

Two training workshops / summer schools

WP11

8 – BLIT

Websites, patents filling, etc.

Public

54

 
D11.6 Final conference WP11 8 – BLIT Report Public 54  

D12.1

Protocol Kick-off meeting

WP12

1 – DUTH

Report

Public

1

 View Report

D12.2

Establishing governance structure

WP12

1 – DUTH

Report

Public

1

 View Report
D12.3 Final report WP12 1 – DUTH Report Public 54  

D13.1

Inventory of existing data sources and gaps inventory

WP13

5 – SAPIENZA

Report

Public

7

View Report 

 

D13.2

Data post-processing procedures report

WP13

5 – SAPIENZA

Report

Public

9

 View Report

D13.3

Recommendations
& proposals for new regulatory regimes

WP13

5 – SAPIENZA

Report

Public

10

 View Report

ODYSSEA: OPERATING A NETWORK OF INTEGRATED OBSERVATORY SYSTEMS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA

  • 28 partners from 14 countries (6 non-EU)
  • €8.4m budget
  • 54 months duration
  • Staring Date 1st June 2017
  • Ending date 30th November 2021
  • 932 Person Months in total

ODYSSEA will develop, operate and demonstrate an interoperable and cost-effective platform that fully integrates networks of observing and forecasting systems across the Mediterranean basin, addressing both the open sea and the coastal zone.

The platform will collect its data from the many databases maintained by agencies, public authorities, and institutions of Mediterranean EU and non-EU countries, integrating existing earth observation facilities and networks in the Mediterranean Sea building on key initiatives such as Copernicus, GEOSS, GOOS, EMODNet, ESFRI, Lifewatch, Med-OBIS, GBIF, AquaMaps, Marine IBA e-atlas, MAPAMED and others with marine and maritime links. Through ODYSSEA’s end-user centred approach, in which the various groups of end-users and stakeholders, within and external to the Consortium, will be involved from Day 1 of the project in the design, development and operation of the platform, including identification of gaps in data collection and accessibility.

High priority gaps will be filled through multiple approaches that include developing a network of coastal observatories, deploying novel in-situ sensors at sea (a.o. microplastic sensors), oceanographic modelling and integrating existing mobile apps for citizen scientist networks. Applying advanced algorithms to organise, homogenise and fuse the large quantities of data in common standard type and format as well as other types of formats, the ODYSSEA platform will provide both primary data and on-demand derived data services, including forecasts, from ALL Mediterranean countries through a SINGLE PUBLIC PORTAL to various end-user groups and stakeholders. End-user requirements will drive the creation of secondary data sets which the platform will provide as new and packaged services matching the specialised information needs of users.

ODYSSEA will improve accessibility to existing data as well as increase the temporal and geographic coverage of observational data in the Mediterranean.

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Le projet ODYSSEA financé par l’UE a fait l’objet d’une conférence de clôture lors d’un du Colloque sur l’approche écosystémique en Méditerranée, qui s’est tenu à l’Institut National Agronomique de Tu…

AGIR a fait partie de la delegation Marocaine au coté du Département de Pêche Maritime et l’Institut des Ressources Halieutiques INRH, parmi d’autres participants des pays Sud-Mediterranéen , tel l’Al…

ODYSSEA participe à la foire internationale de la  pêche et de l’aquaculture en Algérie.
Lors de cet événement, ODYSSEA a identifié et pris contact avec les utilisateurs finaux potentiels dans la pers…

February 22, 2018

Odyssea participates in the bilateral meeting BusinessMed-Confindustria

November 11, 2017

ODYSSEA attends first Union for the Mediterranean Stakeholder conference on blue economy in Naples

ODYSSEA Project Holds First North African Public Event in Egypt

October 10, 2017

Mediterranean Marine Monitoring Organisations and Experts to Explore Ways to Collaborate at Special Workshop in Rome

May, 2017

EU awards €8.4 million to ODYSSEA Project for Developing and Deploying Integrated Observatory Systems in the Mediterranean Sea

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Event Date Location
OceanObs’19 - An Ocean of Opportunity - Honolulu, Hawaii, from 16-20 September 2019
Honolulu, Hawaii
16/09/2019 - 20/09/2019 Honolulu
Fish Forum 2018: Forum on Fisheries Science in the Mediterranean and Black Sea
FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy, Rome
10/12/2018 - 14/12/2018 FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy
EOOS Conference “Evolving EOOS: Connecting communities for end-to-end solutions”
The Egg, Brussels
21/11/2018 - 23/11/2018 The Egg
IMDIS 2018
PRBB Auditorium, Barcelona
05/11/2018 - 07/11/2018 PRBB Auditorium
ODYSSEA 2nd General Assembly
Lisbon, Lisbon
23/10/2018 - 25/10/2018 Lisbon
EuroGEOSS workshop in Geneva 12-14 September 2018
University of Geneva, Geneva
12/09/2018 - 14/09/2018 University of Geneva
Call for Applications, 1st ODYSSEA Summer School Operational Oceanography for Science, Business and Society, Akontisma Hotel, Nea Karvali, Kavala, Greece 3-12 September 2018
Akontisma Hotel, Nea Karvali, Kavala, Greece, Kavala
03/09/2018 - 12/09/2018 Akontisma Hotel, Nea Karvali, Kavala, Greece
Complementary Event: JERICO-NEXT Malta Summer School 2018 "Operational Oceanography for Blue Growth"
University of Malta, Msida
09/07/2018 - 14/07/2018 University of Malta
ODYSSEA WP4 workshop on ECOPATH Modelling, Thessaloniki, Greece 3-5 July 2018
University of Thessaloniki, Thessalonik
03/07/2018 - 05/07/2018 University of Thessaloniki
European Maritime Day
Burgas Free University, Burgas
31/05/2018 - 01/06/2018 Burgas Free University
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ODYSSEA: OPERATING A NETWORK OF INTEGRATED OBSERVATORY SYSTEMS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA

  • 28 partners from 14 countries (6 non-EU)
  • €8.4m budget
  • 54 months duration
  • Staring Date 1st June 2017
  • Ending date 30th November 2021
  • 932 Person Months in total

ODYSSEA will develop, operate and demonstrate an interoperable and cost-effective platform that fully integrates networks of observing and forecasting systems across the Mediterranean basin, addressing both the open sea and the coastal zone.

The platform will collect its data from the many databases maintained by agencies, public authorities, and institutions of Mediterranean EU and non-EU countries, integrating existing earth observation facilities and networks in the Mediterranean Sea building on key initiatives such as Copernicus, GEOSS, GOOS, EMODNet, ESFRI, Lifewatch, Med-OBIS, GBIF, AquaMaps, Marine IBA e-atlas, MAPAMED and others with marine and maritime links. Through ODYSSEA’s end-user centred approach, in which the various groups of end-users and stakeholders, within and external to the Consortium, will be involved from Day 1 of the project in the design, development and operation of the platform, including identification of gaps in data collection and accessibility.

High priority gaps will be filled through multiple approaches that include developing a network of coastal observatories, deploying novel in-situ sensors at sea (a.o. microplastic sensors), oceanographic modelling and integrating existing mobile apps for citizen scientist networks. Applying advanced algorithms to organise, homogenise and fuse the large quantities of data in common standard type and format as well as other types of formats, the ODYSSEA platform will provide both primary data and on-demand derived data services, including forecasts, from ALL Mediterranean countries through a SINGLE PUBLIC PORTAL to various end-user groups and stakeholders. End-user requirements will drive the creation of secondary data sets which the platform will provide as new and packaged services matching the specialised information needs of users.

ODYSSEA will improve accessibility to existing data as well as increase the temporal and geographic coverage of observational data in the Mediterranean.