Fact Sheet for the Joint GSDI-EuroSDR Marine SDI Best Practice Project

An updated Fact Sheet has been published briefly describing the details of the Joint GSDI-EuroSDR Marine/Coastsl SDI Best Practice Project extension which was gratefully extended by financial support from EuroSDR, a not-for-profit organisation linking National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies with Research Institutes and Universities in Europe for the purpose of applied research in spatial data provision, management and delivery.

GSDI Coastal/Marine Best Practice Webinar #2 – 29 March 2017

On 29 March 2017, the GSDI Coastal/Marine Best Practice Project conducted the second 90-minute webinar in the current series devoted to looking at challenges, issues and successes in developing and implementing Coastal/Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure around the globe.

Marine/Coastal SDI Best Practices Project

Project Leaders: Dr. Jade Georis-Creuseveau, Prof. dr. Joep Crompvoets


Rapid changes in marine and coastal areas demand implementation of processes and tools to enhance knowledge and management of these territories. To contribute to these goals, Marine and Coastal Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs) facilitate sharing and use of spatial data across a broad range of stakeholders by promoting data and metadata harmonization and services interoperability. A favourable context for increasing efficiency in spatial data production and improving availability and accessibility is being put into place to support the international concepts of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) and maritime spatial planning (MSP). These concepts and related regulations act as the catalyst for increasing production, access, sharing, use and integration of coastal and maritime geo-information in order to inform IZCM/MSP decision making. The needs for coastal and marine SDIs are becoming a priori evident. Within this context, an assessment of the worldwide developments of existing marine and coastal geoportals of SDIs or similar Web services is required.