Sea Basin Checkpoints
EMODnet Sea Basin Checkpoints assess the quality of the current observation monitoring data at the level of the regional
sea-basins. By testing the data against specific end-user
challenges, the checkpoints will demonstrate how well the current monitoring systems and data collection frameworks
provides data to meet the needs of users. In doing so, data gaps and duplications as well as significant bottlenecks will
Six sea basin checkpoints are in operation. The first two checkpoints were initiated in the Mediterranean Sea and the North
Sea in 2013; with checkpoints for the Arctic, Atlantic, Baltic and Black Sea being launched in 2015.