Title: Marine and Coastal Information Systems for Europe and Africa
Citation: Littoral 2010 - Adapting to Global Change at the Coast: Leadership, Innovation, and Investment p. 08003
Publisher: EDP Sciences
Publication Year: 2011
JRC N°: JRC62456
URI: http://coastnet-littoral2010.edpsciences.org/index.php?option=com_article&access=standard&Itemid=129&url=/articles/litt/pdf/2011/01/litt-08003.pdf
DOI: 10.1051/litt/201108003
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Marine Information Systems for Europe (EMIS, http://emis.jrc.ec.europa.eu/) and Africa (AMIS, http://amis.jrc.ec.europa.eu/) have been recently developed at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission to provide the Users with an appropriate set of bio-physical information, of importance to conduct water quality assessment, resource monitoring and climate change studies in the coastal and marine waters. These systems are simple and easy-to-use mapping tool applications, created for the publication and dissemination of African and European marine information via the web. Both systems rely mostly on Earth Observation data from optical and thermal sensors, processed according to standard (i.e., space agency-related) and in-house peer-reviewed algorithms, as well modeled data, to generate indicators for global diagnostic of the coastal state and analyses of changes in marine ecosystems. In addition, the systems supply the users with basic navigation and interrogation tools with a range of time-series and statistical analysis generated automatically in a format ready for publication / reporting, and enabling decision makers to make full and lasting use of this information.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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