Mariene Informatie Service Maris BV

Short name: MARIS
Contact name:  Peter Thijsse
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Brief Description of Organisation:

MARIS originates from a governmental initiative in the Netherlands to improve the overview and access of data, information and knowledge about the sea. The MARIS foundation was established in 1989, and established the MARIS company, which has been active and successful since 1996. MARIS develops and manages projects and internet systems for management and provision of marine and ocean data. MARIS is very much involved in the development and implementation of the Pan-European infrastructure for ocean and marine data. In particular as coordinator of EU Sea-Search project (2002-2005), and technical coordinator of its successor projects EU SeaDataNet (2006-2011), EU SeaDataNet II (2011-2015) and EU SeaDataCloud (2016-2020). MARIS is also very active in the implementation of the European Marine Observation and Data network (EMODnet) as coordinator of EMODnet Bathymetry and EMODnet Ingestion, and as technical coordinator of EMODnet Chemistry, EMODnet Physics, ODIP and ODIP-II. MARIS is also involved in the series of EuroFleets and JERICO projects, Marinet2, AtlantOS, MicroB3, and soon in ENVRI-FAIR. In all projects data management of the marine data life cycle is key. As other main activity MARIS develops and operates data access infrastructures, responsive web portals, internet applications (including mobile apps) incorporating databases, content management systems, mapping services, responsive design, crowdsourcing, and with support for multiple platforms.

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

MARIS will act as WP6 Data management lead, and will work with partners in streamlining data access from platform to European aggregators (and all steps in between). In addition MARIS will be involved WP7 to work on the Virtual Application, and cooperate within WP10 on project dissemination and the uptake of citizen science initiatives as additional resource and stakeholder.

JERICO-NEXT: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

Contribute with expertise concerning marine data management, use of SeaDataNet standards, and formulation of data management approach for JERICO adopting and adapting SeaDataNet standards and services.

Relevant Projects- previous and existing

Technical coordinator of EU SeaDataCloud (2016 - 2020), further developing and operating a pan-European infrastructure for marine and oceanographic data, based upon the network of NODC’s. Includes development and implementation of common standards for metadata and data formats, vocabularies, and retrieval, delivery and visualisation services. Also includes making use of cloud services and deploying a Virtual Research Environment (VRE) for supporting cloud computing using marine data resources;

Technical coordinator of EU HORIZON 2020 ODIP II (2015 – 2018), developing an Ocean Data Interoperability Platform between leading EU, USA and Australian organisations and infrastructures, aiming at common standards and interoperability solutions, including for VRE developments;
WP leader on portal development in EU FP7 CLIPC (2013 – 2016) Climate information portal for Copernicus, a project to create a one-stop-shop to climate data and information with as main output a toolkit for assessing climate impact on european and regional scale;

Technical coordinator of EU EMODnet Chemistry 3 (2017 - 2019), aiming at gathering marine chemistry monitoring data for all European sea basins, using the SeaDataNet infrastructure, and developing and publishing basin-scale data products;

Coordinator of EU EMODnet Bathymetry (2013 – 2016) and technical coordinator of EU EMODnet HRSM (2016 – 2018), aiming at gathering marine bathymetry survey data for all European sea basins, using the SeaDataNet infrastructure, and developing and publishing a medium resolution unified digital bathymetry for all European sea waters;

Partner in EU projects Eurofleets 2, EMODnet Biology, EMODnet Physics, Micro-B3, CitClops, Marinet II, EOSC-HUB, AtlantOS, and ENVRI-FAIR.

Main driver of the EyeOnWater concept (app and website) for citizen science:


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