The European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) is a flagship Marine Knowledge initiative of the European Commission (EC) Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE), supported by the EU’s Integrated Maritime Policy.
For over a decade, EMODnet has evolved bottom up from a series of prototype portals to a fully operational sustained data service. It has developed a pan-European network of more than 120 organisations that collectively assemble and integrate marine environmental (bathymetry, biology, chemistry, geology, physics and seabed habitats) and human activities data collected and ingested from the diverse EU capability in ocean observation, marine monitoring and data collection, and making these pan-European datasets available with descriptive metadata, complying with European (e.g., INSPIRE) and international (e.g., ISO) standards.
Start Date: 2022
End Date: 2026
Lead Contact: Nathalie Tonné (email@example.com)