The outcomes of the sea basin checkpoints are :

  • The clarification of the observation landscape for all compartment of the marine environment Air, Ice, Fresh Water, Marine Water, Riverbed/Seabed, Biota/Biology and Human activities, pointing out to the existing major programs, at European, National, and International level, and multiple usages.
  • The evaluation of the adequacy of marine data that is how well the present data collection, monitoring, and surveying programmes meet the needs of the users, through the prism of blue applications of paramount importance for the European Marine Environment Strategy:
    • Energetic and food security (renewable energy, fisheries & aquaculture management);
    • Marine environment variability and change (climate change, eutrophication, river inputs, bathymetry, alien species);
    • Emergency management (oil spills, fishery impacts, coastal impacts);
    • Preservation of natural resources and biodiversity (connectivity of Marine Protected Areas).
  • The identification of gaps in data monitoring, in data assembly, in “accessibility” and “appropriateness” of data sources, and priority needs for optimisation – in terms of availability, operational reliability, efficiency, time consistency, space consistency, etc.-, as well as observational priorities required in the future to meet the challenges as well as environmental and climate changes (project partner’¬†advices).