Flemish Marine Data and Information Centre (FMDC)
It is a young and modern data centre that archives data and information pursuant to the latest international standards (IODE) and furthermore puts this data and information at the disposal of scientists and policy makers.
The FMDC is mainly a service centre. Within the scope of numerous cooperation projects the centre provides expertise and logistic support for the development of data and information systems, the archiving of datasets, the communication of projects (e.g. developing and hosting websites), ...
The FMDC is specialised in the development of information systems, taxonomic and biogeographic databases as well as databases that collect monitoring and survey data. We post most of these
on line and put them at the disposal of all interested persons through a user-friendly search interface.
Other data is not available on the website (yet), but can be requested from us. Check the list to see what data can be consulted off-line in the FMDC (on CD, DVD ...).
You can also use the inventory to search over 1057 databases from different marine research disciplines and with an international scope. Do not hesitate to contact us if you want us to assist you in your search for marine data.
The FMDC hosts the websites of various projects and organisations.
The FMDC closely cooperates with national and international organisations such as IOC/IODE, ICES and MarBEF, the European node of OBIS, ...
Francisco (Tjess) Hernandez, general manager, operational data and monitoring, details