Data & products on marine water quality


EMODnet (European Marine Observation and Data Network) is a long term marine data initiative supported by the European Commission since 2009 to ensure that European marine data become easily accessible, interoperable, and free on restrictions on use.

EMODnet Chemistry started with a pilot phase from 2009 to 2012 as a "proof of concept" with limited spatial coverage (Black, North and some spots of Mediterranean Sea), partnership and parameters (related to MSFD descriptors 5, 8 and 9) to prove the feasibility of the proposed challenge.

Go to Pilot

The second phase (2013 to 2016) aimed to face the gaps highlighted in the pilot phase, to increase spatial coverage (Black Sea, Baltic Sea, North Sea, Mediterranean Sea Atlantic coast) and chemical parameters (with specific focus on MSFD descriptors 5, 8 and 9).

Go to phase II

The third phase started in 2017 with a further geographic extension including the Barents Sea and with focus on a new MSFD indicator (D10 Marine Litter).