A public consultation on the topic "Marine Knowledge 2020: from seabed mapping to ocean forecasting" has been opened by DG Mare. Until 15 December 2012, all citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation and to comment on the Green Paper on Marine Knowledge 2020.
The Marine Knowledge 2020 initiative brings together marine data from different sources with the aim of helping industry, public authorities and researchers find the data and make more effective use of them as well as improving our understanding of how the seas behave.
This consultation aims to understand stakeholders' opinions on options for future governance of the EU's Marine Knowledge 2020 initiative and on the possible involvement of the private sector.
More details can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/maritimeaffairs_fisheries/consultations/marine-knowledge-2020/index_en.htm