SeaDataNet - Physical oceanography from National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics - OGS, Division of Oceanography (PointOfContact; Data Custodian; Data Distributor), point observations

SeaDataNet is the Pan-European infrastructure for marine and ocean data management and delivery services. It is supported by the EU under its Research Infrastructures programme. It connects 40 National Oceanographic Data Centres (NODC's) and 50 other data centres from 35 countries, bordering the European seas and Atlantic Ocean. The centres are mostly part of major marine management and research organisations that are acquiring and managing a large collection of marine and ocean data from various disciplines. This includes major international organisations, ICES and IOC-IODE. The overall objective is provide overview and access to marine and oceanographic data and data-products from government and research institutes in Europe. SeaDataNet contributes to the implementation of the EU INSPIRE and Marine Strategy Framework Directives. It also plays a key role in the development and operation of the EU EMODNet initiative. The SeaDataNet infrastructure is fully operational and INSPIRE compliant. It includes a versatile SeaDataNet portal ( that provides users with a range of metadata, data and data product access services as well as standards, tools and guides for good marine data management. The Common Data Index (CDI) data discovery and access service provides harmonised access to the large volumes of datasets that are managed by the connected data centres. The CDI service contains already references and gives access to more than 1,5 milllion marine and oceanographic datasets as managed by 90 data centres. These numbers are increasing regularly because of further data population and more connected data centres as part of SeaDataNet II, EMODnet and other EU projects. For inclusion in the SeaDataNet INSPIRE compliant CSW service, the CDI records (at granule level) have been aggregated into CDI collections by a combination of Discipline, Data Centre, and geometric type. Each CSW XML record therefore represents a large collection of individual metadata records and associated datasets. By following the specified URL to the SeaDataNet portal users can evaluate these metadata in detail and request access by downloading of interesting datasets via the shopping cart transaction system that is integrated in the SeaDataNet portal.

Metadata Access
Instrument CTD; current profilers; discrete water samplers; Expendable bathythermographs; satellite tracking system; water temperature sensor; salinity sensor; current meters; bathythermographs; meteorological packages; sea level recorders; wave recorders; thermistor chains; dissolved gas sensors; thermosalinographs; radiosondes; water body temperature sensor; spectrophotometers; ship; mooring; drifting subsurface float; research vessel; vessel of opportunity; coastal structure; moored surface buoy; offshore structure
Publisher Blue-Cloud Data Discovery & Access service; SeaDataNet
Contributor National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics - OGS, Division of Oceanography; Italian Hydrographic Institute; ARPA Emilia-Romagna, Struttura Oceanografica Daphne; CNR, Istituto di Scienze Marine (Sezione di Venezia); CNR, Institute of Marine Sciences S.S. of Lerici (SP); CNR, National Research Council, Institute of Marine Science (Ancona); CNR, National Research Council, Institute of Marine Science (Trieste); Università degli Studi di Napoli 'Parthenope', Istituto di Meteorologia e Oceanografia; ENEA Centro Ricerche Ambiente Marino (La Spezia); Marine Biology Laboratory of Trieste; Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn of Naples; SACLANT Undersea Research Centre; CNR, Istituto per l'Ambiente Marino Costiero (Sezione di Oristano); CNR, National Research Council, Institute of Marine Science (Bologna); Institute for Environmental Protection and Research; Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale, Department of Biological Oceanography; Commissione Permanente per lo Studio dell'Adriatico, Venezia; CNR, Istituto per lo Studio della Dinamica delle Grandi Masse; Agency for Environmental Protection and Technical Services; CNR, National Research Council, Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (Rome); University of Genova, Laboratory of Marine Geology and Sedimentology, Dpt for the Study of the Territory and Resources; University of Tuscia-Viterbo; Assist In Gravitation and Instrumentation; Portofino Marine Protected Area; ARPA Liguria; CNR, Institute for the study of anthropic impacts and sustainability in the marine environment, Genova; Joint Research Centre
Publication Year 2022
OpenAccess true
Contact blue-cloud-support(at)
Discipline Marine Science
Spatial Coverage (-75.906W, -75.088S, 179.628E, 47.797N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 1911-08-17T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2019-12-04T00:00:00Z