Human Activities is part of the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) - a long term marine data initiative from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) - which represents a consortium of organisations assembling European marine data, data products and metadata from diverse sources and presenting them in a uniform way.

EMODnet Human Activities, www.emodnet-humanactivities.eu, is a map portal where data concerning human activities related to the sea are accessible through a single “entry point”. Data are collected from different archives, aggregated and presented so that the privacy and confidentiality of data are not affected.

The project started in April 2019. EUROFISH has carried out a series of tasks: (i) collection, harmonisation, and update of data about human activities related to the major ports in the EU. More specifically, the data concerns information on traffic of goods, people, and vessels. Data were downloaded from Eurostat; they were consolidated and arranged in specific editing formats. In addition, data are analysed and compared with downloads of previous years; (ii) writing of blog articles (three articles); (iii) dissemination of project outputs in EUROFISH Magazine; (iv) monitoring of effectiveness in addressing users’ needs; v) conducting user experience interviews

EUROFISH is part of a consortium of partners from Italy (Cogea – coordinator), France (And International), Spain (Azti, Cetmar) and the UK (Lovell Johns).