a preparatory action for a final operational European Marine
Observation and Data Network. EMODNET aims to assemble fragmented and
inaccessible marine data into interoperable, continuous and publicly
available data streams for complete maritime basins.
specific objectives of the contract are to:
existing data from public and private organisations relating to
the state of maritime basins; processing them into interoperable
formats which includes agreed standards, common baselines or
their accuracy and precision and assembling them into
test, operate and maintain a portal allowing public access
and viewing of these data and a link to WISE-marine;
and report on the effectiveness of the system in meeting the needs
of users in terms of ease of use, quality of information and fitness
for purpose of the products delivered;
what further steps need to be taken to improve the accuracy,
precision, coverage and ease of use of the data, including a scheme
for sustainable quality assurance and control of the data delivered
to the system, both in this preparatory action and in the future
the necessary requirements to maintain the components built up in
each lot as a sustainable infrastructure
the portal operational afterwards and be prepared to transfer to the
service contract is focused on the groups of chemicals required
for monitoring the Marine Strategy Directive:
compounds (e.g. priority substances under Directive 2000/60/EC that
are relevant for the marine environment), i.e.
and other nitrogen- and phosphorus-rich substances
matter (e.g. from sewers or mariculture)
including oil pollution
concerns the following geographical regions:
Greater North Sea, including the Kattegat, and the English Channel.
It includes stretches of water (Fair Isle, Cromarty, Forth, Forties,
Dover, Wight, Portland) identified in a recent study15
as being those European waters
most affected by human activity;
spots in the Mediterranean: Balearic Sea, Gulf of Lion, North
Adriatic Sea, Gulf of Athens and NE Levantine basin. In view of a
later expansion to all European Seas and to explore the methods for
achieving an overall consistent quality of data sets and products,
the consortium has decided to expand the first two pilot regions.
Chemical lot is based on SeaDataNet network of NODC’s, which
oversee data collection for the requested geographic areas, will run
and further develop SeaDataNet infrastructure, which provides a
unified and transparent overview of metadata and a controlled access
to large data collection, in combination with other multidisciplinary
data sets. Specific expertise will coordinate data analyses and
validation, and the creation of data products
project has three years duration.
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