Lead Organization: The Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), Greece
ICES contact: Neil Holdsworth, Head of Data and Information
The project aims facilitate and streamline the process whereby marine data from whatever source (including national monitoring programmes, research projects and private companies) is delivered on a voluntary basis for safekeeping to data repositories from where it can be freely disseminated.
The new process for data ingestion or capture wil provide a service for public and private entities, including international and regional organisations, who wish to share their data but have not yet been able to do so. The service will be intuitive and easy to use, and will build on available work in cooperation with existing institutions working on such issues.
ICES serves as a point of contact for biological and environmental data.
This project has received funding from the European Commission's European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).