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EDIOS, The European Directory of the Ocean-Oberserving System

Availability: Unrestricted
The data are freely available to anybody and may be used for any purpose. Usage acknowledgement may be required

EDIOS is the European Directory of the Ocean-observing System, a unique searchable metadatabase more

The EDIOS directory provides a new internet-based tool for searching information on observing systems operating repeatedly, regularly and routinely in European waters. The EDIOS directory contains metadata on European observing systems such as platforms, repeated ship-borne measurements, buoys, remote imagery, etc. EDIOS is an initiative of the European Global Ocean Observing System (EuroGOOS). The directory was developed during the EDIOS project, co-funded by the European Commission Research Directorate General. The EDIOS metadatabase currently (30 September 2004) holds over 8,500 data entries, which are regularly updated. An overview of the total of measuring series supplied per institute (country) is presented on the Data-holders page. The EDIOS Directory is maintained on a regular basis and can be searched on-line at the following internet address: On-line searching can be done by 2 types of user-interface, i.e. Quick Search and Full Search, both providing a combined alphanumeric - geographical interface. This CD-ROM version gives background information on the EDIOS project, the EDIOS directory, examples of the on-line Quick Search and Full Search user dialogues and moreover a copy of the EDIOS metadatabase (version: end September 2004) including an alphanumeric search application, that will run stand-alone on your PC or notebook.

Biology, Meteorology, Physical
Marine, ANE, ANE, Europe, European Continental Shelf, Europe, MED

Geographical coverage
Atlantic North East [Marine Regions]
ANE, Europe, European Continental Shelf [Marine Regions]
Mediterranean [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
Till 2004

Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute; EuroGOOS Office, moredata manager

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2006-01-20
Information last updated: 2014-11-03
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