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Data integration system for marine pollution and water quality


Project timeline
August 2002
38 months
September 2005
General Information
The overall objective of DISMAR is to develop an advanced (intelligent) information system for monitoring and forecasting marine environment to improved management of pollution crises in coastal and ocean regions of Europe, in support to public administrations and emergency services responsible for prevention, mitigation and recovery of crises such as oil spill pollution and harmful algal blooms (HAB). The main challenge of DISMAR is to develop a system that can 1) provide access to a wide range of data types relevant for the marine environment, both archived and near real-time data, 2) combine observational data with models for improved forecasting and risk assessment; 3) synthesise information from various data sources, sensors and model simulations using state-of-the-art methods such as data fusion; 4) be useful as a decision support and crisis - management system. Since marine monitoring and management of pollution crises is operated very differently in European countries, DISMAR will contribute to the harmonisation and the standardisation of observing systems, models and management systems to be used for prevention, mitigation and recovery of pollution crises.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaFP5-IST; Information Society Technolgies, Key action 1; Action line IST-2002-1.4.1
Project TypeRTD
Contract NumberIST-2001-37657
Co-ordinatorNansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Centre (NO)
Total Eligible Costs (€) Hereon Eligible Costs (€) EC Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Dr. Jochen Horstmann, KOR, Institute of Coastal Research, Phone: +49-4152-87 1530, (initial contact: Dr. Friedwart Ziemer, Institute of Coastal Research)
E-mail contact
Worldwide Europe

Association pour la Recherche et le Developpement des Methodes et Processus Industriels (ARMINES-CMA) (FR), Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (IT), Centre de Documentation, de Recherche et d'Expérimentations sur les Pollutions Accidentelles des Eaux (FR), Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris (FR), Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NO), Norwegian Meteorological Institute (NO), OPTIMARE Sensorsysteme AG (DE), Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK), Ruhr-Universität Bochum (DE), Telespazio S.P.A. (IT), Universita' del Piemonte Orientale (IT)

(completed September 2005)

Last Update: 16. April 2021