The EMODnet data infrastructure is being developed through a stepwise approach in three major phases. Currently EMODnet is in the 2nd phase of development. EMODnet Geology was initiated in EMODnet Phase I (2009-2013) through the ur-EMODnet-Geology project. During the current Phase II (2013-2016), EMODnet Geology will extend the work carried out during the preparatory Phase 1 to move, together with the six other EMODnet sub-portals, towards an operational service with full coverage of all European sea-basins, a wider selection of parameters and medium resolution data products.
The European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) consists of more than 100 organisations assembling marine data, products and metadata to make these fragmented resources more available to public and private users relying on quality-assured, standardised and harmonised marine data which are interoperable and free of restrictions on use. EMODnet is currently in its second development phase with the target to be fully deployed by 2020.