SeaDataNet marine data products
SeaDataNet marine data products ©

01 September 2006

BODC is participating in the SeaDataNet project, which brings together a group of 49 major institutes and marine data centres from 35 countries throughout the EU and Mediterranean region. This EU funded project started in April 2006 and will have a lifetime of five years. It has an allocated budget of €9 million.

Its aim is to develop a system which provides transparent access to marine data sets and data products from 36 countries in and around Europe.

To achieve this aim it will construct a standardised, distributed system for managing the large and diverse data sets collected by oceanographic fleets and the new automated observation systems.

BODC will make considerable contributions to

  • Marine data set directory enhancement and interconnection
  • Standards specifications
  • Technical development of the interoperable system

More information is available from the BODC SeaDataNet project pages.