The second Integrated Maritime Data Environment (IMDatE) user group meeting was held at EMSA on 19 October.
Representatives of 23 European coastal states and the European Commission attended the meeting. The goal was to present an update of the IMDatE project, to give a live demonstration of the prototype and to show potential uses of integrated maritime data for the maritime community. Member States were requested to provide their input. Issues such as access rights and governance were extensively discussed and clarified. The outcome of the meeting was positive. Member States acknowledged the potential of this new capability, facilitating integrated maritime monitoring services. Furthermore, several Member States volunteered to take part in the first operational tests of the platform starting in early 2013.