BODC has been or is currently involved in the following European projects and initiatives
- Delta Flume experiment — Completed 2001
The Delta Flume experiment aimed to verify and quantify hydrodynamic and sedimentary processes involved with resuspension of sediments in oscillatory-only flows at full-scale.
- European Directory of the Initial Ocean-observing System (EDIOS)
— Completed 2004
The EDIOS project constructed and implemented an ocean observing meta database, providing a new tool for searching for information on observing systems operating in European waters.
- European Sea-Level Service (ESEAS) — Ongoing
ESEAS is an international collaboration of organisations operating more than 170 tide gauges along European coasts.
- HUMBOLDT — 2006 - 2010
The HUMBOLDT project will help provide a framework for geo data harmonisation and service integration across Europe.
- Inlet Dynamics Initiative: Algarve (INDIA) — Completed 2001
The INDIA project studied the interactions between tides, waves, currents and sediment processes at work in the European coastal zone with the aim to be able to predict change.
- Monitoring the Atlantic Inflow toward the Arctic (MAIA) — Completed
The MAIA project developed an inexpensive, reliable system for monitoring the inflow of Atlantic water to the Nordic Seas and looked at how changes of ice extent in the north are related to this flux.
- Open Service Network for Marine Environmental Data (NETMAR) — 2010 - 2013
The objective of the NETMAR programme is to provide a software toolkit for building data portals in a consistent manner. The toolkit will be developed through the use of emerging web standards and the end product will be configurable by user communities interested in developing a data portal.
- Ocean Margin Exchange (OMEX) — Completed 2001
The OMEX project studied, measured and modelled the physical, chemical and biological processes and fluxes at the ocean margin - the interface between the open Atlantic ocean and the European continental shelf.
- PROcesses of Vertical Exchange in Shelf Seas (PROVESS) — Completed
The PROVESS project was based on the integration of experimental, theoretical and modelling studies with the aim of improving understanding and quantification of vertical exchange processes in the water column.
- SeaDataNet — 2006 - 2011
SeaDataNet aims to develop a standardised, distributed system which provides transparent access to marine data sets and data products from countries in and around Europe. It will build on the work already completed by the SEA-SEARCH and EDIOS projects.
- SEA-SEARCH — Completed 2005
SEA-SEARCH provided users with a central overview and access to European marine data and information.
- System of Industry Metocean data for the Offshore and Research Communities (SIMORC) — 2005 - 2007
SIMORC aims to create a central index and database of metocean data sets collected globally by the oil and gas industry.
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