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EMODnet Biology

European Marine Observation and Data Network

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Lead organisation: Flanders Marine Institute VLIZ, Belgium

Duration: 2013 - 2016

ICES contact: Neil Holdsworth, Head of Data and Information

Project objectives​:

The EMODnet biological data portal provides access to different thematic databases and to several long-term national marine biological monitoring datasets from all European regional seas.

The project identifies and focuses on biological data types, species, species attributes, sampling methods and biological indicators to support the variety of legislations, and will create biological data products to support environmental legislations including the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD).

​ICE​S Role:​​

Access to fish data from the International bottom trawl survey database DATRAS, and biological community data from regional monitoring programmes.

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