Since 2009 EMODnet works to unlock the wealth of European marine data resources by building a sustainable network of European Marine Observation and Data Management institutions. But the remit is not limited to European waters: EMODnet is increasingly becoming global in scope and provides a multitude of resources covering among others the Atlantic, Arctic, and Mediterranean areas, including data, data services and data products.
The EMODnet for Global Stakeholders Pages aim to highlight the wealth of marine data resources available for specific stakeholders and users that belong to a specific community or region extending beyond Europe. The stakeholder pages follow the EMODnet for global strategy to make EMODnet efforts more visible, relevant and user-friendly for global stakeholders and data users. These pages also highlight the importance of open and interoperable marine data management infrastructures as a prerequisite for marine knowledge efforts to reduce uncertainty about the behaviour of the sea, reduce risks operating offshore, stimulate innovation and competition, safe costs and as such support blue growth in Europe and beyond. It will also help to highlight the efforts of EMODnet on the integration of data.
By sharing these stakeholder pages, EMODnet displays a list of collaborations among European institutions that ensure data is made available openly to the private sector, public sector, research community and civil society. The Atlantic, Arctic and Mediterranean stakeholder pages highlight available marine data, metadata and dataproducts hosted by EMODnet and points to observations and data resources from Horizon 2020 Projects with coverage in these areas. It is worth mentioning the participation of EMODnet partners in numerous European projects that contribute to the enhancement and optimization of harmonization, and to the integration of ocean observing data.
Within the EMODnet for Global Stakeholders pages, EMODnet Secretariat reserves space for dedicated European projects and initiatives collecting and sharing marine observations, data and products to maintain dedicated Community Pages for specific projects and initiatives as a service in the understanding that generated data from those will feed into EMODnet.