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SEADATANET - A PAN-EUROPEAN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR OCEAN AND MARINE DATA MANAGEMENT

SEADATANET - A PAN-EUROPEAN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR OCEAN AND MARINE DATA MANAGEMENT

Objective

Data availability is of vital importance for marine research but most of the European data are fragmented, not always validated and not easily accessible. In the 40 countries bordering the European seas, more than 600 scientific laboratories from governmental organizations and private industry collect data by using various sensors on board of research vessels, submarines, fixed and drifting platforms, airplanes and satellites to measure physical, geophysical, geological, biological and chemical parameters, biological species etc. SEADATANET aims to develop an efficient distributed Pan-European Marine Data Management Infrastructure for managing these large and diverse data sets. The objective is to network the existing professional data centres of 35 countries, active in data collection, and provide integrated databases of standardized quality on-line. The on-line access to in-situ and remote sensing data, meta-data and products will be provided through a unique portal interconnecting, in the first phase, 11 interoperable node platforms. The development and adoption of common communication standards and adapted technology will ensure the platforms interoperability. This activity will be developed to gradually connect all the other data centres to the interoperable system. The quality, compatibility and coherence of the data issuing from so many sources, will be ensured by adopting standardized methodologies for data checking, by dedicating part of the activities to training and preparation of synthesised regional and global statistical gridded products from the most comprehensive in-situ and remote sensing data sets made available by the participants. These products, easier to interpret by non-specialist users, will be used first to check the data and the system operability, and further to market SEADATANET and to serve a wider range of uses than raw data: e.g. model initialisation, industrial projects and teaching.

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Coordinator

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

Address

155 Rue Jean Jacques Rousseau
Issy-Les-Moulineaux

France

Administrative Contact

Gilbert MAUDIRE (Dr)

Participants (46)

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MARIENE INFORMATIE SERVICE "MARIS" B.V.

Netherlands

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

BUNDESAMT FUER SEESCHIFFAHRT UND HYDROGRAPHIE

Germany

SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT

Sweden

INSTITUTO ESPANOL DE OCEANOGRAFIA

Spain

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH

Greece

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE

Italy

ALL-RUSSIAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL INFORMATION - WORLD DATA CENTRE - B

Russia

INTERGOVERNMENTAL OCEANOGRAPHIC COMMISSION OF UNESCO

France

ENTE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E L'AMBIENTE.

Italy

ORTA DOGU TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

COLLECTE LOCALISATION SATELLITES SA

France

ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT FUER POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG

Germany

HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET (INSTITUTE OF MARINE RESEARCH)

Norway

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE EXPLORATION OF THE SEA

Denmark

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE

Belgium

MARINE INSTITUTE

Ireland

INSTITUTO HIDROGRAFICO

Portugal

MINISTERIE VAN VERKEER EN WATERSTAAT

Netherlands

ROYAL BELGIAN INSTITUTE OF NATURAL SCIENCES

Belgium

VLAAMS INSTITUUT VOOR DE ZEE VZW

Belgium

MARINE RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Iceland

ILMATIETEEN LAITOS

Finland

INSTYTUT METEOROLOGII I GOSPODARKI WODNEJ

Poland

TALLINN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Estonia

LATVIAN INSTITUTE OF AQUATIC ECOLOGY

Latvia

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Lithuania

P.P. SHIRSHOV INSTITUTE OF OCEANOLOGY RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Russia

MARINE HYDROPHYSICAL INSTITUTE OF UKRAINIAN NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES/DEPARTMENT OF MARINE INFORMATION SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGIES

Ukraine

INSTITUTE OF OCEANOLOGY, BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Bulgaria

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MARINE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT "GRIGORE ANTIPA"

Romania

IV JAVAKHISHVILI TBILISI STATE UNIVERSITY

Georgia

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE HALIEUTIQUE

Morocco

INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY AND FISHERIES

Croatia

POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF TIRANA

Albania

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BIOLOGY

Slovenia

UNIVERSITA TA MALTA

Malta

OCEANOGRAPHY CENTRE, UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS

Cyprus

ISRAEL OCEANOGRAPHIC AND LIMNOLOGICAL RESEARCH LIMITED

Israel

NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH - NATIONAL CENTER FOR MARINES SCIENCES

Lebanon

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DE LA MER

Tunisia

ECOLE NATIONALE SUPÉRIEURE DES SCIENCES DE LA MER ET DE L'AMÉNAGEMENT DU LITTORAL

Algeria

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF LIÈGE

Belgium

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 26212

  • Start date

    1 April 2006

  • End date

    31 March 2011

Funded under:

FP6-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 685 610

  • EU contribution

    € 8 749 990

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

France