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Data & Web Services

EMODnet - your gateway to marine data in Europe - holds a wealth of marine data. There are 8 thematic portals in a consortium made up of more than 160 organisations assembling marine data, products and metadata to make these fragmented resources more available to public and private users relying on quality-assured, standardised and harmonised marine data which are interoperable and essentially free of restrictions on use. 

We understand that it may be a bit overwhelming to find your way around the data from EMODnet, so we tried to make it easier for you by listing the web services and providing some datasets for you to use during the Open Sea lab.

From EMODnet

EMODnet Bathymetry EMODnet Geology EMODnet Chemistry

EMODnet Physics EMODnet Biology EMODnet Human Activities EMODnet Seabed Habitats

From others

LIFEWATCH MARINE OBIS Marine Regions World Register of Marine Species (Taxonomy)


Open the Data - Workshop presentations

Download the presentations


Use Cases

Relation between the sea floor depth and the occurrence of a specific animal (example is for Amphiura filiformis) See Tutorial


 Creating a Random Forest Species Distribution Model for Sepia officinalis See Tutorial


Assessing the extent of physical damage to benthic habitats in the North-East Atlantic using EMODnet Seabed Habitats data See Report


























EMODnet Bathymetry

EMODnet Bathymetry OWS services


EMODnet Physics

Access EMODnet GitHub for more complete documentation


EMODnet Seabed Habitats

Access EMODnet GitHub for some examples!




Save the date - Blue Cloud Webinar: Fish, a matter of scales - Expanding cross-domain digital resources for fisheries management

The webinar will focus on Fish, a matter of scales, the pilot demonstrator managed by the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the French National Research Institute and the Institute of Computer Science at FORTH.
14 Oct 2020

Save the date - Marine data to support aquaculture in the North Atlantic

The workshop “Marine data to support aquaculture in the North Atlantic”, jointly organised by EATiP, DG MARE, DG DEFIS, Copernicus Marine and EMODnet, will be held on October 20 and 21 (both days from 10 to 13 CET) as a virtual and highly interactive event, using tools for on-line discussions and co-creation.

20 Oct 2020 to 21 Oct 2020