Data & products on marine water quality

Second Phase

The European Commission, in 2012, launched the tender MARE/2012/10 for developing and maintaining the EMODnet initiative as part of its Marine Knowledge 2020 strategy. The contract had a duration of three years starting from November 2013.

Seven thematic portals were launched; three more than the ones developed in the pilot phase.
Lot 1 Bathymetry
Lot 2 Geology
Lot 3 Seabed habitats
Lot 4 Chemistry
Lot 5 Biology
Lot 6 Physics
Lot 7 Human activities

EMODnet Chemistry second phase was coordinated by OGS and involved 32 partners.

The project was focused on the following groups of chemical variables:

The coverage area included: the Black Sea, the Greater North Sea, full coverage of the Mediterranean Sea, the Baltic Sea, the Celtic Seas, Iberian Coast and Bay of Biscay,Macaronesia, the Norwegian Sea. (in bold implementations with respect to the previous phase)

Note: This map is derived from the EU Tender document but lacks the Norwegian Sea.

EMODnet Chemistry second phase adopted SeaDataNet infrastructure for the technical set-up.

Some of the most relevant implementations carried out in this phase are:

  • The CDI Data Discovery and Access service was improved and expanded the functionality for handling large data requests in an efficient way not only by human users but also for machine to machine interaction;
  • The Ocean Data View (ODV) and statistical processing software (DIVA) were further developed to meet specific needs for products;
  • The OceanBrowser data products viewing service was implemented with specific features for querying and displaying data products and further integrating the CDI data access service. The visualization functionality was also extended;
  • The Sextant data products catalogue service was further deployed in functionality and coverage; the integration with the OceanBrowser viewer was also established.

The total budget was EUR 3,999,999.