European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet)

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. 

The European Atlas of the Seas

The European Atlas of the Seas is an easy to use and interactive web-based atlas on the coasts and seas within and around Europe. Since September 2017, Seascape Belgium has taken over the management and further development of the European Atlas from the Joint Research Centre (JRC). Following an intensive initial period, a new version of the Atlas was released on the 11 June 2018, offering new features and more content. More than 120 new map layers were added, mostly provided by EMODnet and Eurostat.


The European Ocean Coalition (EU4Ocean) connects diverse organisations, projects and people that contribute to ocean literacy and the sustainable management of the ocean. Supported by the European Commission, this bottom-up inclusive initiative aims at uniting the voices of Europeans to make the ocean a concern of everyone. In this project, Seascape Belgium is leading the development, maintenance and expansion of the EU4Ocean Platform, the stakeholder interactions and membership relations and promotion of the European Atlas of the Seas.


Blue-Cloud is a European H2020 project with the overarching aim of federating and piloting innovative services for Marine Research & the Blue Economy. The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) aims to provide a virtual environment with open and seamless services for storage, management, analysis and re-use of research data, across borders and scientific disciplines.

Integrated Assessment of Atlantic Marine Ecosystems in Space and Time (iAtlantic)

The European Horizon 2020 Project iAtlantic takes an interdisciplinary scientific approach to collect Atlantic deep and open-ocean ecosystem data and integrate it with ocean circulation and connectivity models linked with climatic data and forecasts. By bridging ocean observing systems, exchanging data, researchers, and equipment from across the entire Atlantic, the project aims to predict where and when potentially synergistic effects of global change and multiple ecosystem stressors will occur.