Pan-European infrastructure for Ocean & Marine Data Management
The SeaDataNet I project (2006-2011) was constructing a standardized distributed system for managing the large and diverse data sets collected by the oceanographic fleets and the new automatic observation systems.
By use of standards for communication and new developments in information technology, the 40 in-situ and satellite marine data platforms of the partnership are providing metadata, data and products as a unique virtual data centre.
Standards development and adoption for communication and Quality Assurance issues on data, meta-data and products are providing integrated data sets of assessed quality. The implementation of common QA procedure allows the preparation of common regional and global data products.