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European Marine Ecosystem Observatory (EMECO)

EMECO is a consortium of European marine institutes that aim to integrate marine environmental monitoring, ecosystem modelling, and coastal and ocean research.

The consortium consists of around 20 European marine institutes, representing around ten countries. Each of the partners operate marine monitoring, modelling and/or research programmes; and many have an advisory role in management and policy decisions relating to European marine ecosystems.

By building on this existing infrastructure, EMECO is able to improve knowledge and understanding of marine ecosystem structure and function, strengthen the evidence base for formal environmental assessments, increase uptake of marine data and information, and highlight gaps in current marine monitoring, modelling and research programmes. 

For further information please visit the EMECO website: www.emecogroup.org.

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