Web services and standards

The GIS layers in the Bathymetry Viewing and Download service can be shared as OGC WMS and WCS services with other EMODnet portals and beyond. Also WMS layers from other EMODnet portals and external services can be added to the Bathymetry Viewer and Download service. The OGC services can be found at the following URLs:

WMS: http://ows.emodnet-bathymetry.eu/wms
WFS: http://ows.emodnet-bathymetry.eu/wfs
WMTS: http://ows.emodnet-bathymetry.eu/wmts
WCS: http://ows.emodnet-bathymetry.eu/wcs

More detailed information on these webservices can be found at the following page.

EMODnet Bathymetry has adopted standards for the marine domain that have been developed and are maintained by SeaDataNet. Also several partners in the project are SeaDataNet partners. SeaDataNet has relations with, follows and contributes to international standards committees such as the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). And it has an active cooperation and tuning with the INSPIRE community, in particular the INSPIRE team of JRC. The INSPIRE Directive 2007/2/EC aims at establishing an Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community which is supported through legislation and technical guidelines, such as concerning data models (schemas), metadata and network services.