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Marine Data Network EMODNET Chemistry


OGS-NODC is the scientific coordinator of EMODNET Chemistry, the European Marine Observation and Data Network for Chemistry. EMODNET aims to assemble fragmented and inaccessible marine data into interoperable, continuous and publicly available data streams for complete maritime basins.

EMODNET Chemistry is focused on the groups of chemicals required for monitoring the Marine Strategy Directive:

   1. synthetic compounds (i.e. pesticides, antifoulants, pharmaceuticals)

   2. heavy metals

   3. radionuclides

   4. fertilisers and other nitrogen- and phosphorus-rich substances

   5. organic matter (e.g. from sewers or mariculture)

   6. hydrocarbons including oil pollution.

EMODNET Chemistry concerns the North Sea region, the Black Sea region and five Mediterranean spots.

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