Pillars under EMODnet Physics

The EMODnet Physics portal is built upon 3 major pillars:

Eurogoos logo

EuroGOOS, the European Global Ocean Observing System, association and its regional components (ROOSs)
Copernicus logo Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring System (CMEMS)
Seadatanet logo SeaDataNet pan-European marine data management infrastructure and network of NODCs

EuroGOOS is an association of agencies to further the development of Operational Oceanography in the European Sea areas and adjacent oceans. EuroGOOS now has 43 members in 19 European countries. The EuroGOOS Regional Ocean Observing Systems (ROOSs) act as the operational arm of EuroGOOS and  CMEMS. The ROOSs are responsible for the collection of in situ data for regional service needs in the Baltic, Arctic, North Sea, Iberian-Biscay, Mediterranean, and Black Sea.

The CMEMS operational service has been designed to respond to issues emerging in the environmental, business and scientific sectors. Using information from both satellite and in situ observations, it provides state-of-the-art analyses and forecasts daily, which offer an unprecedented capability to observe, understand and anticipate marine environment events. The In Situ Thematic Assembly Center (CMEMS-INSTAC) provides a research and operational framework to gather and bundle the in situ observations from the EuroGOOS ROOSs and also from international operational networks and to process these into quality controlled data collections that are provided as input and calibration for the CMEMS operational forecasting components.

In the context of the EMODnet Physics portal EuroGOOS and CMEMS-INSTAC together arrange the provision of near real time (NRT) data streams and monthly tme series.   

SeaDataNet is a pan-European network of professional data centres providing on-line integrated databases of standardised quality. It is developing and operating an infrastructure for managing, indexing and providing access to ocean and marine environmental data sets and data products (e.g. physical, chemical, geological, and biological properties) and for safeguarding the long term archival and stewardship of these data sets. Data resources are quality controlled and managed at distributed data centres that are interconnected by the SeaDataNet infrastructure and accessible for users through an integrated portal. The data centres are mostly National Oceanographic Data Centres (NODCs).  

In the context of the EMODnet Physics portal SeaDataNet arranges the provision of archived and further validated long time series of oceanography data. Therefore EuroGOOS operators that collect operational oceanography data also work together in delayed mode with SeaDataNet NODCs for further validation and long term storage and provision of their collected data.