The Environmental Marine Information System (EMIS) is a geo-portal application that provides access to spatial, temporal, physical and biological marine variables, and related environmental information, derived from satellite remote sensing and/or numerical modelling.
EMIS facilitates the implementation of EU environmental policies, providing consistent and accurate bio-physical data / indicators to assess, for example, some of the descriptors for Good Environmental Status as defined in Annex 1 of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (More info: mcc.jrc.ec.europa.eu).
A spatial marine database for Europe
- Datasets spatial resolution: 2 & 4 km
- Time resolution: monthly and 8-day datasets
- MERIS (MEdium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer)
- MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer)
- SeaWIFS (Sea-Viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor)
- Chlorophyll concentration
- Sea Surface Temperature
- Primary Production
- IOPs, etc.
Numerical models data
- Mixed layer depth
- Maximum density gradient, etc.
Environmental marine indicators
- Oxygen depletion risk (OXYRISK)
- Chl-a anomalies
- SST anomalies, etc.
An OGC’s catalogue Service for the Web (CSW) is available as a standard end-point (version 2.0.2) by the JRC Data Catalogue.