Projects & Activities


OCEANIDS seeks to make relevant interdisciplinary and multithematic public marine data searchable, accessible and meaningful to users. It combines the development of an ease-of-use web platform with GRID-Arendal’s marine capacity building activities and initiatives.

New areas of the seabed and deep sea are facing management challenges related to the potential impacts of various human activities. The global community, with developing states and small island developing states in particular, needs credible, science-based marine data and information for purposes that include support to:

  1. Scientific investigation
  2. Environmental and natural resource management
  3. Reporting on the state of the marine environment in an overall effort to promote the sustainable use of the oceans.

OCEANIDS will primarily function as a searchable catalogue of publicly available datasets needed to support scientific, management and policy decisions.

Explore OCEANIDS here.

Contact person: Yannick Beaudoin.