SeaDataNet

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Publisher(s): SeaDataNet
Credit SeaDataNet
ID SeaDataNet
Abstract SeaDataNet is a standardized infrastructure for managing the large and diverse marine data sets collected at sea by the oceanographic fleets, the ships of opportunity and the automatic observation systems. The SeaDataNet infrastructure network sand enhances the currently existing infrastructures, which are the national oceanographic data centres or data focal points of 34 countries, active in data collection. The networking of these professional data centres, in a unique virtual data management system provides integrated data sets of standardized quality on-line. As a research infrastructure, SeaDataNet contributes to build research excellence in Europe.
SeaDataNet connects together more than 100 data centres aiming at preserving and making re-useable marine observations ranging from ocean physics to chemistry and biology.
SeaDataNet infrastructure was implemented during the SeaDataNet project (2006-2011), grant agreement 026212, EU Sixth Framework Programme. The second phase, SeaDataNet 2 project (2011-2015), grant agreement 283607, EU Seventh Framework Programme has upgraded the SeaDataNet infrastructure into an operationally robust and state-of-the-art Pan-European infrastructure for providing up-to-date and high quality access to ocean and marine metadata, data and data products by: setting, adopting and promoting common data management standards, realizing technical and semantic interoperability with other relevant data management systems and initiatives on behalf of science, environmental management, policy making, and economy.
SeaDataCloud project (2016-2020), grant agreement 730960, EU H2020 programme, aims at considerably advancing SeaDataNet Services and increasing their usage, adopting cloud and High Performance Computing technology for better performance.
Keywords Environmental monitoring facilities, Integrators, Marine data, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Bathymetry, Data products, Aggregated datasets, Climatology, Air humidity, Air temperature, Atmospheric pressure, Bottom depth, Carbonate system, Carbon isotope 13C, Chlorophyll-a and fluorescence, Currents, Dissolved organic matter, Nitrous oxide, Nutrients, Oxygen, Salinity, Sea Level, Suspended particulates, Temperature, Transient tracers, Waves, Wind direction, Wind speed
Lineage The SeaDataNet metadata are transmitted by the connected data centres to the central catalogue while data stays in the data centres and are available through a SeaDataNet connector at standardized formats (ASCII Ocean data View and netCDF). During the SeaDataCloud phase, all unrestricted data will be made available, through a replication software, in the cloud environment provided by EUDAT infrastructure
Utilisation No limitations on public access