EMODnet Central Portal migrates to the 'Europa.eu' domain
The EMODnet Central Portal- EU’s gateway to in situ marine data in Europe and beyond- has moved to an European Commission (Europa) web address: emodnet.ec.europa.eu! This repatriation under a 'europa.eu' subdomain is an important milestone and reflects the long-term commitment of the European Commission Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) to EMODnet as a trustworthy and reliable operational service.
The work of EMODnet is at the heart of DG MARE activities and it is amongst our highest priorities to ensure its continuity sustainability and development.
DG MARE’s Director-General Charlina Vitcheva stated during her closing keynote to the recent EMODnet Open Conference (14-16 June 2021, Oostende, Belgium).
DG MARE Policy Office Zoi Konstantinou further explained that
The Europa repatriation is the first step towards single point access for all EMODnet data, another crucial milestone to support the Commission’s green and digital transitions and all blue economy sectors.
The new look and feel brings the EMODnet Central Portal fully in line with the EC online visual identity shared with other EC branded harmonised websites. While the appearance has changed, the content and features remain the same: users can still navigate from the Central Portal homepage to all of EMODnet’s thematic data, data products and services as well as explore a wealth of information on the many past, present and future EMODnet activities and projects.
To ensure a smooth transition and streamlined user experience, all web addresses or URLs of the old ‘emodnet.eu’ pages will be automatically redirected to the new web address, maintaining all operations as normal for any user that may wish to discover and use EMODnet resources.
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Benefits of using the europa.eu domain:
- Helps users to understand that they are visiting an authentic EU website
- In the context of disinformation, the web address is a guarantee of trustworthiness and reliability
- The legal standards applied guarantee that the web content respects the EU’s own data protection and accessibility rules
- The security standards required by the European Commission's IT department protect the web content
Background & References
- All European Commission websites must be hosted on the 'europa.eu' domain. (ref: CCSC, Minutes, November 2018 - Corporate Management Board, Minutes, January 2019 - CCSC, Minutes, June 2019 - EUlogin required)
- From now on, when mentioning the URL of the EMODnet Central Portal on all communication material produced (online or offline) it should clearly be referenced as emodnet.ec.europa.eu (without the www.), with the full link behind it being https://emodnet.ec.europa.eu/.