Start of the 3rd EMODnet Data Ingestion phase
EMODnet Data Ingestion will continue helping data holders from public and private sectors to easily release their data for safekeeping and subsequent distribution as open data through EMODnet. These data then feed into seven thematic areas accessible through the central data portal (Bathymetry, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Human Activities, Physics, Seabed Habitats).
Some of the specifics of the EMODnet Data Ingestion 3 project will be, among others, the integration of the Ingestion Portal into the EMODnet Central Portal; improving availability of data provided for coastal and offshore licensing with particular emphasis on aquaculture and offshore energy; facilitating machine-to-machine transfers to fasten the availability of data; a strategy to identify marine data that are not yet connected to existing data management infrastructures; and an approach for engaging with different stakeholders. The official launch of the project in June 2022 will tell you more!
"At the end of the EMODnet Data Ingestion 2 work cycle, there were 1071 submissions with 936 published ‘as is’ and of these 425 elaborated to phase 2 and ingested into European portals. This is an excellent result and demonstrates that EMODnet Ingestion has established its place in the European marine data landscape, performing roles as promotor of data sharing, educator for how to adopt common standards, and facilitator for publishing and elaborating a wide range of data sets for various disciplines and from all sectors."
- Dick Schaap (MARIS) and Sissy Iona (HCMR)