Integrated Assessment of Atlantic Marine Ecosystems in Space and Time (iAtlantic)

The European Horizon 2020 Project iAtlantic takes an interdisciplinary scientific approach to collect Atlantic deep and open-ocean ecosystem data and integrate it with ocean circulation and connectivity models linked with climatic data and forecasts. By bridging ocean observing systems, exchanging data, researchers, and equipment from across the entire Atlantic, the project aims to predict where and when potentially synergistic effects of global change and multiple ecosystem stressors will occur. This provides a systematic approach to unify stakeholder efforts to better inform sustainable management and enhance human and observational capacity throughout the Atlantic.

Seascape Belgium contributes to the spatial and temporal sustainable management goal of iAtlantic by providing an advanced web-based GIS-tool. Furthermore, it ensures that the wealth of data and data products generated by iAtlantic are made FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable & Reusable) via key marine observation and data sharing facilitates, in particular via EMODnet. For more information at www.iatlantic.eu