EMIS relies on biological and physical variables generated from both hydrodynamic models and satellite remote sensing. A number of these variables and advanced products are available as raster datasets
The Environmental Marine Information System has been mirrored for application in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific as the Global Marine Information System (GMIS) with a geographical global extent.
The "discovery tool" allows an instant visualisation of the marine database and proposes short cuts to ease the access to the datasets.
EMIS provides interoperable INSPIRE web services:
A number of tools have been developed to facilitate regional assessments
The JRC carries out research to understand, monitor and anticipate the complex interactions between human activity and the natural environment, in order to support the development and implementation of policies that protect the global environment and ensure that strategic resources (water, land, forests, food, minerals) are managed in a more sustainable manner for the benefit of present and future generations.
The mission of the JRC is to provide scientific and technical support to EU policies for the protection of the environment, and the more efficient and sustainable management of natural resources at global and continental scales.
INSPIRE geocatalogue, EMODnet, European Atlas of the Seas, International Coastal Atlas Network, International network to assess the state of marine, coastal and inland-water ecosystems, BIOPAMA, European Alien Species Information Network