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Newest version of the European Atlas of the Seas now online! 
Chemistry Expert workshop in Split, the 19th of June, 2014 
EMODnet Chemistry 2 First Year Meeting - Split, the 17th and 18th of June 2014 
Research Data Alliance 3rd Plenary takes place 26 to 28 March 2014 in Dublin, Ireland 
The SeaDataNet TTG and Emodnet TWG meeting 19-20 March, 2014, Barcelona 
HOPE 2014 conference, 3-4 March 2014 - Charlemagne Building, Bruxelles 
21st Meeting of the Marine Observation and Data Expert Group (MODEG), 19-20/2/2014 Oostende 
EMODnet 1st Steering Committee Meeting, 16 and 17 December 2013, hosted at JPI Oceans office - Rue du Trône 130, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium. 
EMODNET Chemistry 2nd Steering Committee, 20 and 21 January 2014, CNR, Piazzale Aldo Moro 7 - Roma, Italy 
Minutes of internal meeting for the Italian institutes participating in EMODNet Chemistry2 (OGS, ISPRA, ISMAR), Roma (Italy), 27 November 2013, hosted at CNR offices, Piazzale Aldo Moro 7 

Welcome to EMODNET Chemical portal 

EMODNET Chemistry 2 is built on EMODNET Chemistry pilot components of the EU's maritime policy, to deliver a marine observation infrastructure that offers the most effective support to the marine and maritime economy whilst supporting environmental protection needs, launched by the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE).

The portal should cover all European sea-basins:

(1) Adriatic Sea,
(2) Aegean Levantine Sea,
(3) Baltic Sea,
(4) Black Sea,
(5) Celtic Seas,
(6) Ionian Sea and Central Mediterranean Sea,
(7) Iberian Coast and Bay of Biscay,
(8) Macaronesia,
(9) Western Mediterranean Sea,
(10) Greater North Sea,
(11) Norwegian Sea

The Chemistry portal should deliver data and metadata for the following chemical groups, providing data in the most appropriate matrix (water column, in sediments, in biota).



pesticidides and biocides DDT, HCB
antifoulants TBT, TPT
Pharmaceuticals oxytetracycline
heavy metals mercury, cadmium, lead
Hydrocarbons anthracene, fluoroanthene
Radionuclides Cs137, Pu239
fertilisers nitrogen (DIN, TN), phosphorus (DIP, TP)
organic matter(e.g. from sewers or mariculture) total carbon (TOC)
partial pressures of dissolved gases oxygen, carbon dioxide<
Plastics polyethelyne, polypropylene
Acidity (from pH, pCO2, Total Inorganic Carbon, alkalinity)


The right hand column of the table above indicates the minimum number of chemical species to be assembled. All available measurements of chemicals in the groups on the left hand column of the table should be assembled, except for pesticides, biocides, antifoulants, pharmaceuticals, heavy metals and hydrocarbons, where the focus should be on those elements addressed at priority substances in the relevant EU legislation and proposed legislation.


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