The SeaDataNet metadata services give overviews of marine organisations in Europe and their engagement in marine research projects, managing large datasets, and data acquisition by research vessels and monitoring programmes for the European seas and global oceans. Read more
Interoperability is the key to distributed data management system success and it is achieved in SeaDataNet by using common vocabularies, adopting the ISO 19115 metadata standard for all metadata directories, using harmonised Data Transport Formats for data sets delivery and using common quality control protocols and flag scales.
A major objective and challenge in SeaDataNet is to provide an integrated and harmonised overview and access to data resources, managed by distributed data centres. Moreover it is an objective to provide users common means for analysing and presenting data and data products. Therefore the Technical Task Team of SeaDataNet has designed an overall system architecture, and is developing common software tools for data centres and users. Read more
SeaDataNet provides aggregated datasets (ODV collections of all SeaDataNet measurements of temperature and salinity by sea basins) and climatologies (regional gridded field products based on the aggregated datasets) for all the European sea basins. Read more