Bringing the Ocean to Society
6 May 2021
Eurocean call for updates on RID
Research Infrastructures Database showcased at EuroGOOS Conference

The Research Infrastructures Database (RID) is a European repository of technical, scientific, and operational information of marine RIs. The information is provided by owners and operators.

On-going updates on high quality information about marine research infrastructures (RIs) is essential for ocean science and technology development. It is validated and harmonized with relevant standards and made available online by EurOcean. 

On the 9th EuroGOOS International Conference: Advances in Operational Oceanography, RID was showcased and EurOcean launched a call for data updates.

RID comprises over 800 infrastructures from 35 countries. It supports policy makers, think-tanks and funding programmes. Candidate data continues to increase, and there is a lot of potential for the development of new features to enhance usage. In the future, RID will expand the number of data providers, address new users, and provide opportunities for interactions between stakeholders. 

For over 15 years, EurOcean has gathered, maintained, and provided access to information about marine RIs to its stakeholders, through RID and its predecessors. RID has facilitated various marine research, policy support, education and training activities in Europe and worldwide.

To continue and improve this initiative, EurOcean is considering the creation of a European Community of Interest on Marine RIs. 

If you are a provider or an user, please send us your updates and insights for the email infrastructures@eurocean.org, and let us know what you would like to see featured next.