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European directory of the initial ocean observing system

Objective

The objective of this proposal is to create a European Directory of ocean-observing sites/devices (including their geographical location, characteristics, frequency and type of observations, and links to data-holding agencies/institutes) by collecting and assembling scattered information from existing metadatabases and from oceanographic centres in all European coastal countries (including non-EU countries). This Directory (EDIOS) will provide for the first time a management tool which will permit the scientific and logistic design of a long-term marine observing system, combining operational agencies and research projects as sources. The creation of EDIOS will involve all kinds of user groups at all stages. A user-friendly visual interface will ensure that relevant information can easily be extracted by anybody. Classification of the metadata contained in EDIOS will enable the definition of an Initial European Ocean Observing system.

Funding Scheme

CON - Coordination of research actions

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF HAMBURG
Address
Troplowitzstraasse, 7
20146 Hamburg
Germany

Participants (9)

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
Address
46,7 Km Athens-sounion Avenue
19013 Anavyssos
IFREMER - INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
Address
Rue Jean-jacques Rousseau 155
92138 Issy Les Moulineaux
INSTITUTE OF MARINE RESEARCH
Norway
Address
50,Nordnesgatan 50
5817 Bergen
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE
Italy
Address
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/C
34016 Sgonico-trieste
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT PUBLIC WORKS AND WATER MANAGEMENT
Netherlands
Address
Kortenaerkade 1
2500 EX Den Haag ('S-gravenhage)
N.C. FLEMMING MARITIME CONSULTANCY
United Kingdom
Address
Sheets Heath, Benwell Road, Brookwood
GU24 0EN Woking
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Bidston Observatory, Bidston Hill
CH43 7RA Prenton
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Empress Dock, European Way
SO14 3ZH Southampton
SWEDISH METEOROLOGICAL AND HYDROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Sweden
Address
Folkborgsvägen 1
601 76 Norrköping