INSPIRE Knowledge Base

MarCoast

Description
Organisation: 
MarCoast ESA GSE Stage 2 Project
Acronym: 
MarCoast
Details
Mission and Objectives: 
Provide a set of marine and coastal services, over all geographical areas. The MarCoast portfolio is composed of the 6 services: Oil Spill Detection (S1), Oil Spill Drift Forecast (S2), Water Quality Monitoring (S3), Algae Bloom (S4), Water Quality Assessment (S5), MetOcean Data (S6). Harmonisation of national datasets in the marine domain is an issue that shall be addressed, though several standards are already existing and used.
Formal Mandate: 
None
Mandate: 
We are members of a project, funded by ESA in the frame of the GSE Stage 2 programme.
Activities: 
Release of technical notes
Membership: 
32 partners compose the MarCoast consortium. All types of partners are represented: private companies (SME, large companies), institutional institute, users, ...
Typology: 
Thematic
PROPOSED ROLE IN INSPIRE DEVELOPMENT

Which role(s) do you foresee for the SDIC in INSPIRE development

  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • participate in the review process
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    Europe
    european waters, focus on regional waters
    Societal Sector
    private and public sector
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    None
    Environmental application domains
    Monitoring Biodiversity, Monitoring Coastal areas , Monitoring Water pollution, Coastal Zone Management
    Primary Business
    remote sensing