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EMODnet - your gateway to marine data in Europe - holds a wealth of marine data. There are 8 thematic portals in a consortium made up of more than 160 organisations assembling marine data, products and metadata to make these fragmented resources more available to public and private users relying on quality-assured, standardised and harmonised marine data which are interoperable and essentially free of restrictions on use.

We understand that it may be a bit overwhelming to find your way around the data from EMODnet, so we tried to make it easier for you by listing the web services and providing some datasets for you to use during the Open Sea lab. Get inspired by exploring the data made available here.

Click the following link to access the data page.

The OpenSeaLab 2017 took place in Antwerp from 15 to 18 November. 7 teams participated in the 3 day bootcamp, their projects will be posted here as they become available.

  • Team CLP (Counter Logic Programming) developed a decision support system for near-future catch planning in the fisheries sector. Where to fish, what and when? see presentation CLP's repo
  • Team X presented a decision support tool for the offshore wind energy sector. ‘Aggregator’ displayed gridded cells to allow users to assess the suitability of a site for establishing wind turbines. see presentation
  • Team iMarDIS, winners of ‘Best Pitch’, produced a tool for scuba divers to identify where to dive for wrecks. Users would be able to identify suitable wreck dive sites based on a range of parameters. see presentation
  • Team Marine Litter presented their plans to create a marine litter hotspot prediction tool. see presentation
  • Team 5, and the overall winner of ‘Best Product’ developed an EU wide tool for identifying suitable areas at sea to farm seaweed. The tool is open source and available now on GitHub, and has potential for adaptation to other sectors. see presentation
  • Team Deltares demonstrated their ‘Environmental Impact Assessment Wizard’ to make life easier for environmental project managers, by providing them with rapid access to relevant data at a relevant scale. see presentation
  • Team Soledad presented their progress towards a tourism App to identify suitable beaches for tourism activities based on various parameters. see presentation

All winning teams receive awards from DataCamp, and the winning team will present their product at European Maritime Day in addition to the opportunity to further develop their concept at the CoFoundry. Five students won the opportunity to further deveop their ideas at Open Summer of Code.