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A new catalogue to support the Marine Strategy Framework Directive: a joint Copernicus Marine and EMODnet initiative
9 June 2021

We are pleased to announce the release of a joint Copernicus Marine & EMODnet catalogue (Figure 1) to support European Member States with the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD).

Look at the catalogue here (91 MB)

Copernicus Marine and EMODnet are publishing today a joint marine data catalogue which gathers marine data products from Copernicus Marine and EMODnet relevant for the MSFD descriptors (except Descriptor4) in the Baltic Sea. This catalogue will soon be enlarged to all European Seas.

It is available from both Copernicus Marine and EMODnet web portals as a PDF format. Further collaboration with EU Member States and with the European Environment Agency (EEA) is needed to test the fit-for-purpose of this first initiative.

Such a joint portfolio could be extended in the future to other European Directives such as Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP).

On 15 June 2021, the catalogue will be presented and discussed on occasion of EMODnet Open Conference Day 2, during the Session 3 EMODnet Partnerships (Europe) in the section dedicated to EMODnet-CMEMS dialogue.

Figure1: The Joint Copernicus Marine and EMODnet data catalogue for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) has been released in June 2021.

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