EMODnet Bathymetry kicks-off Phase III with a new look, user-friendly portal providing access to its harmonised Digital Terrain Model (DTM) for the European sea regions. This DTM is generated by the EMODnet Bathymetry partnership on the basis of an increasing number of bathymetric data sets. These are managed as survey data sets and composite DTMs by data providers from government and research.
Find out how PLOCAN are contributing to the European glider framework and to EMODnet Physics
EMODnet Associated Partner, PLOCAN, are currently running a new seasonal glider mission (ESTOC2017_1) off the north-east coast of Gran Canaria. This contributes to the permanent operating and monitoring strategy of the PLOCAN integrated observatory, and to the European AtlantOS project. Standardised, quality controlled data, compiled by the glider in each dive will be made available, in real time, via...
Bathymetric data, in essence information about the water depth and underwater topography of oceans and seas, is important in many aspects of marine research, administration and spatial planning as well as for management of marine and coastal environments and their resources. In coastal areas societal needs are at the forefront: safety of vessel navigation is the most prioritized rationale for bathymetric mapping close to the coast, around shoals and along shipping routes.
The European Commission DG MARE is setting up an informal expert group to advise on scientific, technical and operational matters in marine observation.
One of the group’s priorities will be to assist DG MARE with monitoring the development of EMODnet.
In particular they would welcome applicants who could contribute the perspective of the private sector to better understand:
Turn your data into a valuable asset for the marine and maritime community
Knowledge is all about data. Therefore, we need more data, more data, and … more data. Since 2009, this has been the main driver of EMODnet. EMODnet collects data to make data, metadata and data products on European coastal and ocean waters available to help governments, industry and policy makers to make informed decisions. To further speed up this data collection process, a new EMODnet service has been developed: the...
Are you a researcher or a professional involved in the maritime economy dealing with fisheries, shipping or off-shore energy facilities? If you make use of distributed data, metadata and products on European coastal and ocean waters or produce them yourself, EMODnet is a key asset for improving your activities.
How fit for purpose is Europe's marine data infrastructure? How accessible and interoperable are the data? Where are the gaps in monitoring? A series of stress tests in Europe's seabasins have been underway for the past three years. Join our upcoming stakeholder conference when the results of these stress-tests will be presented and discussed to consider the way forward.
2016 was a very productive and pivotal year as we came to the end of the 2nd EMODnet development phase (2013-2016). During this phase, EMODnet evolved from a series of prototype data portals to a mature and operational service covering all European sea-basins. EMODnet data portals now serve more data and products covering all sea-basins to an increasing and widening range of users than ever before. As a result, EMODnet has become a reference point and has embedded itself firmly into the...