EMODnet is a network of organisations working together to observe the sea, to make the marine data collected freely available and interoperable, to create seamless data layers across sea-basins and to distribute the data and data products through the Internet. The primary aim of EMODnet is to unlock existing but fragmented and hidden marine data and make them accessible for a wide range of users including private bodies, public authorities and researchers.
David Johnson has been awarded the 2017 Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology (IMarEST) International award. The International award recognises an individual who has undertaken activities or actions to help developing countries improve their ability to comply with international rules and standards relating to marine safety and the protection of the environment or a contribution to human resources development or institutional capacity-building. IMarEST is the international professional body and learned society for all marine professionals and this award acknowledges David’s outstanding contribution to conserving marine biodiversity.