The European Directory of Marine Environmental Research Projects (EDMERP) covers marine research projects for a wide range of disciplines including marine meteorology; physical, chemical and biological oceanography; sedimentology; marine biology and fisheries; environmental quality; coastal and estuarine studies; marine geology and geophysics etc. Research projects are described as metadata factsheets with their most relevant aspects. The primary objective is to support users in identifying interesting research activities and in connecting them to involved research managers and organisations across Europe.

SeaDataNet EDMERP XML format

For EDMERP a metadata format has been defined, based upon the ISO 19115 content model (where applicable). The EDMERP Schema and XML coding are supported by URLs and URNs to the  SeaDataNet Common Vocabularies. As part of the 1st Innovation Cycle of the SeaDataNet II project a migration has taken place in November 2013 of the Vocabularies to the upgraded version NVS 2.0. and the use of C16 for sea regions has been replaced by C19.

Download the EDMERP format:

XML metadata files for the SeaDataNet directories EDMED, CSR, EDMERP, CDI and EDIOS can be prepared by using the MIKADO software tool.

The MIKADO software (V3.0 and higher) is supporting NVS 2.0 and the upgraded schemas for each of the SeaDataNet directories.

The maintenance of the EDMERP directory is coordinated at a national level by the National Oceanographic Data Centre / Marine Data Centre, belonging to the SeaDataNet partnership.