The project

EMODnet Geology is one of seven discipline-based projects within the European Observation and Data network. It is governed by the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) for the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE). The overall objective of EMODnet is to collect, harmonise and merge fragmented and generally poorly accessible marine data into interoperable, contiguous and publicly available datasets for whole European maritime basins with the purpose to strengthen Blue Growth in Europe and to support the Green Deal.

EMODnet Geology is now in its fifth phase. It has added submerged landscapes to its initial portfolio of seabed substrate (including accumulation and erosion rates of seabed sediments); seafloor lithology, stratigraphy and geomorphology; coastal behaviour; geological events and probabilities; and hydrocarbon and mineral resources. By adding the Caribbean Sea, it is also extending into non-European waters.

Through its core of MGEG-liaised geological surveys, EMODnet Geology forms the heart of a longstanding and strong network experienced in delivering knowledge-based solutions to decision makers in European Government and industry, providing baseline information for academic research, and presenting marine-geological maps that are understandable to the general public.



The EMODNET Geology consortium consists of the national geological survey organisations of Finland (coordinator), Albania, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the UK and Ukraine, as well as non-EGS members Bulgaria, the Faroe Islands and Iceland, supplemented by ten universities or other European expert organisations that bring additional specialist skills. Until September 2023, the consortium will be working together to deliver the requirements of EC Tender EASME/EMFF/2020/3.1.11/Lot2/SI2.853812.