EMODnet

European Marine Observation and Data Network

Initiative Type: Infrastructures

BeleĢm Statement Area: Climate Variability, Ocean Observation, Emerging Pollutants, Ocean Technology, Ocean Resources

Initiative Location: Bulgaria,Croatia,Denmark,Faeroe Islands,Greece,Ireland,Israel,Italy,Latvia,Malta,Monaco,Netherlands,Norway,Portugal,Romania,Slovenia,Spain,Sweden,United Kingdom

Time Frame: 2013-2016

Description:

The European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) is a network of organisations supported by the EU’s integrated maritime policy. These organisations work together to observe the sea, process the data according to international standards and make that information freely available as interoperable data layers and data products. EMODnet consists of more than 150 organisations assembling marine data, products and metadata to make these fragmented resources more available to public and private users relying on quality-assured, standardised and harmonised marine data which are interoperable and free of restrictions on use. EMODnet is currently in its third development phase with the target to be fully deployed by 2020.

Contact: Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

Initiative Website: http://www.emodnet.eu/