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Global Marine Information System (GMIS)

The Global Marine Information System (GMIS) facilitates access to satellite remote sensing data (such as ocean colour).



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The Global Marine Information System (GMIS) 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.

A spatial marine database

  • Geographical extent: Lat. 90°N – 90°S & Lon. 180°W – 180°E
  • Datasets spacial resolution: 4 & 9 km
  • Time resolution: monthly

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  • MERIS (Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer)
  • MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer)
  • SeaWIFS (Sea-Viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor)

Satellite derived products

  • Chlorophyll concentration
  • Sea Surface Temperature
  • Primary Production
  • PAR
  • IOPs, etc.

Environmental marine indicators

  • Chl-a anomalies
  • SST anomalies, etc.


An OGC’s Catalogue Service for the Web (CSW) is available as standard end-point (version 2.0.2) by the JRC Data Catalogue.