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Environmental Marine Information System (EMIS)

The Environmental Marine Information System (EMIS) 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 and/or numerical modelling.

EMIS facilitates the implementation of EU environmental policies, providing consistent and accurate bio-physical data / indicators to assess, for example, some of the descriptors for Good Environmental Status as defined in Annex 1 of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (More info:

A spatial marine database for Europe

  • Datasets spatial resolution: 2 & 4 km
  • Time resolution: monthly and 8-day datasets


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