marine science and technology
Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development:
The European Centre for Information on Marine Science and Technology – EurOcean- manages an Internet portal working as an electronic platform of information and communication for all actors with interest in marine science and technology in Europe. It gathers information, which is scattered, fragmented and uneasy to access, in a single Portal, maximising and enhancing Europe’s marine and maritime dedicated efforts in research and technology development.
Four info-bases developed by EurOcean illustrate the Centre’s approach to information management. Three of these info-bases are related to marine research infrastructures in Europe and the fourth one is a compilation of marine related research projects funded at European level:
- EurOcean_RV info-base gathers specifications for 263 research vessels; 87 descriptors have been developed concerning available onboard equipment, vessel technical specifications and contact details.
- EurOcean_UV, is an on line info-base on the underwater vehicles (UV) providing access to technical information on 67 UVs classified in four categories: Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV); Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs); Manned Submersibles; and others.
- EurOcean_LExI is an info-base dedicated to the marine Large Exchangeable Instruments and assembles information on 24 categories of instruments.
- EurOcean_MAP is an info-base of the marine research funded projects funded in Europe by COST, EUREKA, EUROCORES (ESF), 6th Framework Programme (EC), INTERREG III (EC), LIFE (EC) and SMAP (EC). EurOcean_MaP gathers information on 545 projects, of which 269 were funded by the 6th Framework Programme.
EurOcean has recently moved a step forward in the management of the information collected. Added value is given to information by the production and dissemination of statistical analysis of the contents of the info-bases, providing on line and real time indicators, and preparing reports, available on line and in printable formats.
Environmental application domains:
marine and maritime domains