Environmental Marine Information System from the Joint Research Centre Data Catalogue

Initiative Type: Infrastructures

Belém Statement Area: Climate Variability, Ocean Observation

Initiative Location: Austria,Belgium,Bulgaria,Croatia,Cyprus,Czech Republic,Denmark,Estonia,Finland,France,Germany,Greece,Hungary,Ireland,Italy,Latvia,Lithuania,Luxembourg,Malta,Netherlands,Poland,Portugal,Romania,Slovakia,Slovenia,Spain,Sweden

Time Frame: Ongoing


The Environmental Marine Information System (EMIS) is a geo-portal application that provides access to spatial, temporal, physical and biological marine variables, and related environmental information, derived from satellite remote sensing and/or numerical modelling. EMIS facilitates the implementation of EU environmental policies, providing consistent and accurate bio-physical data / indicators to assess, for example, some of the descriptors for Good Environmental Status as defined in Annex 1 of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (More info: mcc.jrc.ec.europa.eu). EMIS relies on biological and physical variables generated from both hydrodynamic models and satellite remote sensing. A number of these variables and advanced products are available as raster datasets to the scientific and environmental managerial community through various tools (GIS Viewer, EMIS-R, Marine Analyst, Maps) which enable the user to conduct regional assessments. The geographical extent is 70N - 10S and 30W - 42E and the available spatial resolution are 4 and 2km.

Contact: European Commission Joint Research Centre, JRC-EMIS@ec.europa.eu

Initiative Website: https://data.jrc.ec.europa.eu/collection/emis