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EMODnet chemistry – data aggregation and product generations in the Black Sea
Buga, L.; Boicenco, L.; Boicenco, L.; Giorgetti, A.; Sarbu, G.; Spinu, A. (2018). EMODnet chemistry – data aggregation and product generations in the Black Sea. Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology 19(1): 300–308
In: Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology: Sofia. ISSN 1311-5065, more
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    EMODnet, data availability,

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  • Buga, L.
  • Boicenco, L.
  • Boicenco, L., more
  • Giorgetti, A.
  • Sarbu, G.
  • Spinu, A.

    In order to unlock fragmented and hidden European marine data resources, to improve European marine data infrastructure, increase the availability of high quality data and assemble them under a common framework and to make these available to individuals and organisations (public and private), Directorate General – Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG-MARE) launched in 2009 a new initiative: European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) as proposed in the EU Green Paper on Future Maritime Policy. In present EMODnet ( provides access to marine data and derived data products from eight thematic portals: bathymetry, geology, sea bed habitats, chemistry, biology, physics, human activity and coastal mapping. Through a stepwise approach, EMODnet Chemistry ( aims to collect, standardise, check the quality of data developing new services to share and visualise information and products at the scale of regions and sub-regions defined by the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Black Sea is one of the regional seas in EMODnet Chemistry. EMODnet Chemistry provides aggregated and validated Black Sea data collections for nutrients, dissolved gasses, chlorophyll, and contaminants, properly visualised with Open Geospatial Consortium Web Map Services and Web Processing Services (OGC WMS and WPS) viewing services. Black Sea concentration maps with 10-year moving window from 1960 to 2014, by season and for selected vertical layers, are computed and made available.

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