European Directory of the initial Ocean-observing Systems (EDIOS)
EDIOS is an initiative of EuroGOOS and gives an overview of the ocean measuring and monitoring systems operated by European countries. The directory is a prerequisite for the full implementation of EuroGOOS providing an inventory of the continuously available data for operational models. This information provides the basis for optimal deployment of new instruments, and the design of sampling strategies. This directory includes discovery information on location, measured parameters, data availability, responsible institutes and links to data-holding agencies plus some more technical information on instruments such as sampling frequency.
The initial EDIOS directory was created in 2001 - 2004 and gathered ca. 10.000 EDIOS entries for ocean measuring and monitoring sites. As part of a cooperation EuroGOOS SeaDataNet, the EDIOS metadatamodel and XML schema has been harmonised with the metadata models of the other SeaDataNet directories, including use of SeaDataNet common vocabularies. The maintenance procedure has been upgraded by including EDIOS in the SeaDataNet MIKADO XML editor tool. Also a new User Interface has been launched. Activities are now ongoing for gathering and entering a increasing number of new EDIOS entries.
The User Interface allows for searching and browsing EDIOS entries at monitoring programme level and at monitoring series / stations level.