Data & products on marine water quality


The EMODnet Chemistry project and portal development 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), parameters related to MSFD descriptors 5, 8 and 9, to prove the feasibility of the proposed challenge.

The second phase of EMODnet Chemistry (2013 to 2016) was aimed at expanding spatial coverage (Black Sea, Baltic Sea, North Sea, Mediterranean Sea Atlantic coast) and range of chemical parameters (with specific focus on MSFD descriptors 5, 8 and 9).

The third phase started in March 2017 and aims at extending and updating the data collections and data products for eutrophication and contaminants, including the Barents Sea, and enlarging the focus to gather and develop data products also for Marine Litter.

Detailed reports of all phases can be found under Reports to EU.