The project

The overall objective is to collect, harmonize and assemble fragmented and inaccessible marine data into interoperable, contiguous and publicly available datasets for whole European maritime basins with the purpose to strengthen blue growth in Europe.

The EMODNET-Geology project is one of seven service contract projects by the European Commission DG MARE that, in addition to information on sediment substrate and sedimentation rate, brings together harmonised off-shore data also on sea-floor geology, coastal behaviour, geological events /event susceptibilities, marine mineral occurrences, and submerged landscapes, as well as metadata on boreholes and sub-seafloor geophysics. For the EMODNET-Geology project, the project partners are compiling data layers for all European sea areas.


Targets and Aims

The geological surveys of Europe provide an existing 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.



The EMODNET-Geology partners consist of the national geological survey organisations of Finland, the UK, Sweden, Norway, Denmark (incl. the Faroe islands), Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Albania, Greece, Romania, Cyprus, Malta, Russia, as well as non- EGS members Bulgaria, Iceland, and Montenegro, together with ten universities or other European expert organizations. The consortium is working together to deliver the requirements of EC Tender EASME/EMFF/2016/ – lot 1 – geology. The contract between the EC and the EMODNET-Geology project partners was signed on 12 April 2017; and the project will run until April 2019 with an option of renewal for two additional years.