Oceanographic databases

In line with the INSPIRE directive CEI·MAR has promoted the creation of oceanographic database. The aim is to establish an infrastructure for spatial information with the following principles: avoid duplication of efforts in data collection, housing them in the place where they can be maintained more efficiently, maintain the ability to combine spatial data from different sources, share this information with multiple users and applications (information has to be compatible with different scales) and a clear information for the user about the geographical information available. In this sense CEI·MAR has promoted and supported two initiatives: Electronic Nautical Cartography (ENC) Hydrographic Institute of Marine IHM and the “Strait Environmental Observatory”.