The European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) is a network of European organisations working together to observe the oceans, to make the collected marine data freely available and interoperable, to create seamless data layers across sea-basins and to distribute the data and data products through the Internet. The primary aim of EMODnet is to unlock existing but fragmented and hidden marine data and make them accessible for a wide range of users including private bodies, public authorities and researchers.
Funded by Digital Europe program, the “Green Deal Data Space (GDDS) foundations and Community of Practice” (GREAT) project (September 2022 - March 2024) will establish:
- The Minimum Viable GDDS for the first implementation phase of the data federation of the future GDDA.
- The reference blueprint of the GDDS technical architecture.
- The governance scheme, and
- Implementation roadmap,
- Building on the strong involvement and support of a cross-sectoral pan-European community of practice of data and service providers, users and intermediaries.
Seascape Belgium is a GREAT consortium partner and will be responsible for coordinating a Task Force and the related GDDS community of practice assessing the existing European capability in marine data services.