Lead Organization: Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale OGS, Division of Oceanography, Italy
Neil Holdsworth, Head of Data and InformationLise Cronne-Grigorov, Officer for Advisory Support and Projects
EMODnet Chemistry aims to further the development of an operational service where marine chemical data, as well as the observations on which these data products were built, are made freely available.
The primary focus of the project is data and metadata of concentration of chemicals (i.e. pesticides, heavy metals, fertilisers, plastics, nutrient loads) in seawater, sediments and biota, particularly those relevant to the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) or to global climate change.
ICES leads the work package on user feedback, especially linking MSFD into the data product development of EMODnet Chemistry. ICES also contributes to data standards and harmonization.
This project has received funding from the European Commission's European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).