EMODnet Chemistry spatial data products are obtained with DIVA (Data-Interpolating Variational Analysis) specialized tool for geospatial analysis and interpolation, averaging data on standard vertical levels, on seasonal scale, with 6-year temporal window spanning from the early 60-ties till today if allowed by the data coverage. The products are stored as NetCDF CF files and made available as WMS and WFS layers for easy browsing and adding.
EMODnet Chemistry dedicated maps for contaminants are computed for Pesticides and biocides (DDT, HCB), Antifoulants (TBT, TPT), Heavy metals (mercury, cadmium, lead), Hydrocarbons (Anthracene, Fluoroanthene, Benzo(a)pyrene, Hexachlorobenzene, Naphtalene), cover different temporal ranges, in accordance with MSFD report timeline, based on a 6-year cycle starting from 2012.
EMODnet Chemistry maps for marine litter show the distribution of litter in beaches and seafloor. In particular, layers of survey locations with indication of the litter reference list used to perform the survey, temporal coverage and number of surveys present in the database, litter mean abundances and material percent and mean abundance of cigarette related items, fishing related items and plastic bags were computed for beach litter. Survey locations, litter density (items/km2), density (items/km2) of fishing gear related litter types and plastic bags were computed for sea floor litter.
The EMODnet Chemistry portal core services give access to the integrated maps of selected parameters. A WMS Registry listing all WMS services (NetCDF CF files available as WMS layers, CDI service available as WMS layers providing location of specific observation) guarantees full integration between EMODnet Chemical components (CDI service, products catalogue and viewing service), but also between the EMODnet portals.