EMODnet Chemical pilot is focused on the groups of chemicals required for monitoring the Marine Strategy Framework Directive:
Based on SeaDataNet (SDN) experience, the following strategy was proposed as approach for the EMODnet pilots:
So far, EMODnet Chemical lot technical set-up is based on SeaDataNet V1 infrastructure, using the principle of ‘adopted and adapted’. In fact, EMODnet Chemical lot adopts and adapts:
In particular, during the first year of project activities, the need was identified for specific methods to visualise parameters showing a non homogeneous spatio-temporal distribution which the EMODnet chemical lot considers. A specific workshop was organised to solve the issue and a new set of products were released, at first as a prototype. As a consequence, ODV/DIVA softwares were upgraded to produce maps, plots and related metadata
This Final Report describes the activities carried out during the first two years of EMODnet chemical pilot (4th of June 2009 – 3rd of June 2011), corresponding to the Development and build phase (M1-M12), to the test and monitor phase (M13-M18) and to the upgrade phase (M19-M24). The results obtained in this time period are described in the First Interim report (4th of June 2009 – 3rd of June 2010) and in the Second Interim report (4th of June 2010 – 3rd of December 2010). Here we recall what was achieved in the project, the deliverables produced by each work package, the challenges faced and any deviation from the project tender. An analysis of performance and lessons learned and an analysis of sustainability will be draft, as specified in the Technical Tender Form for Lot 3 – Chemical Data, leaving the final conclusions to the end of the project.
EMODnet Chemical pilot is undertaken by 25 partners representing the SeaDataNet network of Data Centres, selected on their geographical coverage and specific expertise. These Data Centres already manage a large volume of relevant data sets and can enlarge the available collections from data holders in their country. Moreover the SeaDataNet partnership includes ICES, which acts as data centre for monitoring data for OSPAR, HELCOM and EIONET ensuring consistency is maintained with existing data reporting routes.
The EMODnet Chemical tender asks for data sets from the Greater North Sea and the Black Sea region. However, we planned to expand the pilot regions with five spots from the Mediterranean (Balearic Sea, Gulf of Lion, North Adriatic Sea, Gulf of Athens and NE Levantine basin). (DivadoXML) and the Ocean Browser Products Viewing Service functionalities upgraded to visualize station maps with links to time series plots.
This Final Report is organised into 5 sections, where the progress made in the 5 work packages according to the tender planning of activities is summarised. These are:
Some final remarks are given in the final section.