iMarine Data e-Infrastructure Initiative for Fisheries Management
Marine life plays a vital role in the Earth's ecosystem. Wise and judicious management of all resources is of paramount importance to ensure that marine life remains sustainable.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
iMarine is a global, open and collaborative initiative supporting the Ecosystem Approach to fisheries management and the conservation of living marine resources. Through its e-infrastructure, iMarine provides open access to richer and timely science-based knowledge related to aquatic resources. By interconnecting all actors operating in different domains around common data and information, iMarine facilitates the emergence of a more unified and effective Ecosystem Approach Community Practice.
iMarine Data has
- Contributed to the sustainable management and protection of marine and coastal ecosystems;
- Increased scientific knowledge to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries.
2011 - 2015
This project is funded by the European Union's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD).