Maritime Forum

SeaDataNet EMODnet Copernicus Convergence

Event date:
01/03/2013 - 10:00 to 12:00
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    The meeting was to discuss progress on the EMODnet Physics project and in particular the cooperation with the Copernicus marine service

    Antonio Novellino and Dick Schaap showed how the two approaches as undertaken by SeaDataNet for giving access to archives and by Copernicus for giving access to in-situ near-real time data are complementary and are joined together in the EMODnet Physics portal development.

     

    presentation from Antonio Novellino

    presentation from Dick Schaap

    Copernicus takes data directly from EuroGOOS and international operators of monitoring stations in order to provide a near-real-time service. These data sets undergo an automatic quality control and are exchanged by an FTP system set up by Copernicus and adopted by EuroGOOS.  These data are also fed by the operators to their national data centres for further quality checking and validation and long term archival, where the SeaDataNet networks of national oceanographic data centres seeks to get them into their Data Discovery and Access service. EMODnet Physics joins both metadata and data streams providing discovery and access to both the data sets from monitoring stations in near-real-time (60 days sliding window), monthly history near-real-time files, both via Copernicus and long term validated archives including further metadata on observing stations, observing networks and actual data sets via SeaDataNet.

    The cooperation in EMODnet Physics is one of a number of cooperations between SeaDataNet and Copernicus which are part of an Memorandum of Understanding, which is detailed further in the presentation by Schaap. The cooperation in EMODNet Physics is well encouraging more providers to join the networks and existing providers to improve the quality and quantity of their exchanges. This way more and more stations and parameters are added to the exchange and become available for near-real-time access and long term archives through the EMODNet Physics portal. 

    It was agreed to explore further steps for collaboration, e.g. towards the Real Time domain.

    Patrick

    Gorringe

    EuroGOOS

    Antonio

    Novellino

    ETT

    Torsten

    Riedlinger

    DG-ENTR

    Dick

    Schaap

    MARIS

    Iain

    Shepherd

    DG-MARE

    Peter

    Thijsse

    MARIS