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Belgian Marine Data Centre (BMDC)
Date of Last update : 2019.05.20 Rivision Request
Type Of RI
rue vautier 29, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, PO: 1000 (Belgium), Belgium(50.118608, 8.653215)
Coordinating Country
Life Cycle Status
Operational since 2000
Mission and objective
The Belgian Marine Data Center is a group of scientists whose expertise is oriented towards the management and the analysis of marine environmental data.Its major tasks are : to continuously assess and prognose the state of the North Sea, to evaluate and improve the monitoring programmes, to gather, validate, archive, manage marine and oceanographic data collected (mainly) by Belgian scientists in the frame of research projects and national and international monitoring programmes.The missions of the BMDC are structural and continuous.It is the BMDC's policy to encourage the public to explore and use its datasets. Therefore, the oceanographic data, including analysis tools, are put at the disposal of a wide range of users: scientists, policy makers, sea professionals and other stakeholders, at the national and international levels. For specific requests, the expertise of the BMDC staff can be requested.
RI Keywords
Oceanographic data,Marine data,Environmental data
RI Category
Earth, Ocean, Marine, Freshwater, and Atmosphere Data Centres
Scientific Domain
Earth and Environmental Sciences
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- Access to Marine Environmental Data

Free and, as far as permitted, unrestricted access to the marine environmental data, for the region of the North Sea, that BMDC holds.