Welcome to the EMSO ERIC Data Portal

    Iberian Margin

    The area of Cadiz is very important for geo-hazards. It was the site where one of the worst earthquake that hit Europe occured in 1755, coupled with a destructive tsunami. Here African and European tectonic plates converge. It is a seismic a volcanic region. It is also the site to investigate the flow that from Mediterranean move into the Atlantic and affects the deep-water circulation on global scale. The geologic and oceanographic features of this region favour the presence of highly diverse benthic communities and have also a central role in the distribution of several marine mammals and fish species.

    Molène Island

    The Molène archipelago is part of the Natural Marine Parc d’Iroise, a marine protected area hosting a rich biodiversity and biomass with the largest seaweed field in Europe, a wide range of benthic organism, endangered bird species and marine mammals, including bottlenose dolphins and seals. EMSO-Molène is a pilot for a new generation of multidisciplinary cabled and coastal observatories, based on reliable proven off the shelf technologies. The technologies were used in the design of the cable observatory EMSO-Ligure Nice.

EMSO ERIC Facilities

Data Tools


Make graphs and analyze EMSO data on-line with a web application. Go to the DataLab.

File Explorer

Download NetCDF or CSV from a simple file directory. Go to the File Explorer.


Get information from observatories or vocabularies and harmonized datasets. Go to the API.


Download subsets of gridded and tabular scientific in common file formats. Go to ERDDAP.

Virtual Research Environment (VRE)

Program your own scripts with the Virtual Research Environment and make your specyfic study with EMSO data. Go to the VRE (JupyterLab)


Python package to open, harmonize and analyze marine observatory datasets. Go to MOODA.

EMSO ERIC Data According to FAIR Principles

Data Harmonization Process




Test sites




Basic information and examples of the data tools.


The EMSO ERIC provides programmatic access to data and metadata via a Swagger-based RESTful Application Programming Interface.

Go to the tutorial

Vocabulary Information

Vocabulary listing of measurement parameters found in harmonized EMSO ERIC datasets.

Check the vocabulary