Marine research is truly multidisciplinary as evidenced by e.g. the EMODnet I and II projects that have been running since 2009. The EMODNET-Geology lot is one of five lots under this umbrella and has, in addition to marine geology, succeeded in bringing together harmonised off-shore data including sea-floor geology, seabed substrates, rates of coastline migration, geological events an probabilities and mineral resources. The EuroGeoSurves (EGS) community plays an important role in maintenance and provision of the data, many of which are made available through the EGDI as well as through the EMODnet-Geology portal.
EGS’ Marine Geology Expert Group provides a network that aims to deliver marine geological information solutions to decision makers in European government and industry, as well as providing baseline information for academic research.