European Marine Observation and Data Network on EU maritime forum


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Welcome to EMODnet Chemical pilot portal 

EMODnet started as pilot component for a final operational European Marine Observation and Data Network , launched by the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE).


EMODnet pilots aim to assemble fragmented and inaccessible marine data into interoperable, continuous and publicly available data streams for complete maritime basins.

EMODnet Chemical pilot was focused on the marine data groups of chemicals required for monitoring the Marine Strategy Directive:

  1. synthetic compounds (i.e. pesticides, antifoulants, pharmaceuticals),
  2. heavy metals,
  3. radionuclides;
  4. fertilisers and other nitrogen- and phosphorus-rich substances;
  5. organic matter (e.g. from sewers or mariculture);
  6. hydrocarbons including oil pollution.

It concerned the following geographical regions:



EMODnet Chemical pilot was coordinated by OGS and involved 25 partners from SeaDataNet network of NODC’s.

The contract has a duration of three years starting from June 2009.

EMODnet Chemical Pilot adopts SeaDataNet approach 
EMODnet Chemical Pilot - Specific objectives and Activities 
EMODnet Chemical Pilot - Organization


To submit information, please contact the Coordinator Alessandra Giorgetti. For any comment and changes related to the web pages please refer to Alessandro Altenburger