DATA & SAMPLES

DATA POLICY

The Task Group for the Extension of the Continental Shelf (EMEPC) has carried out a number of oceanographic campaigns, having collected a considerable variety of relevant data and samples for the scientific areas of Marine Sciences, Hydrography, Geology, Geophysics, Geochemistry and Biology.

Subject to authorised request, the EMEPC has provided a large amount of data to people and external entities, at home and abroad. The data and samples shared by the EMEPC may only be used for explicitly authorised purposes.

Taking into account the need to safeguard interests related to the mission and objectives of the EMEPC, which have a high value and importance for Portugal, the terms and conditions under which the data or samples may be transferred and used are regulated under a liability commitment that must be signed by the applicant.

Some of the data held by the EMEPC are not eligible for sharing, as a result of which the EMEPC reserves the right not to authorise the transfer of data.
 

FORMS

If you would like to request the transfer of EMEPC data, you must download the file “Liability commitment”, complete it, sign it and return it to ines.tojeira@emepc.mm.gov.pt.

Liability commitment - Request for data English version

TYPE AND AMOUNT OF DATA TRANSFERRED

Until April, 20th 2022, EMEPC accepted 264 data requests.

Around 81% of the requests are originated from Portugal and around 19% from abroad. The foreign origin are predominantly from Europe (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom), but also from Brazil, China, United States, and Russia.

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PORTUGAL CSEP SHAPE FILE

Consult the files (shape files) with the limits of the Portugal Extension of the Continental Shelf Project: HERE