How can you contribute? | Emodnet Biology

How can you contribute?

  1. Everyone collecting data and information on the distribution of marine and brackish water species in Europe can make a valuable contribution to EMODnet.

    Are you willing to share your data? The new EMODnet Data Ingestion Portal makes data submission easy and quick, so that it can be shared with the EMODnet community and distributed by the different thematic portals. For biological data, you can also use the online submission form below.

    In this quick guide on how to share biodiversity data you can have a look at what data types you can submit and what are the data requirements. If you have any questions or remarks, you can contact us at

  2. Why should I share my data?

    • Sharing your data is a way to get known by your peers.
    • Increased citation rates are associated with scientists that share their data (Piwowar et al., 2007). Datasets can be cited too (e.g. via DOIs) leading to more academic credit.
    • Data sharing improves data quality, avoids duplication of efforts and resource wasting.
    • It stimulates collaboration among researchers and broadens the possibilities of research.
    • More data means more research. Better science means better decision making.


Person filling in this form*
Contact email*

Full name of the dataset*
Access Constraints
Dataset version
Version date
Extensive description of the dataset
Marine waters
Brackish waters
Fresh waters
Status of the data collection
Basis of the distribution records

People involved

Name and contact of person

Temporal cover

Date of first record   
Date of last record   



Temporal resolution

Geographical cover

Geographical scope*
Min. lat
Min. lon
Max. lat
Max. lon
Geographical resolution
Total number of localities/stations included (approx.)

Taxonomic cover

Taxonomic scope
[lookup in WoRMS]
Total number of species included (approx.)
The taxonomic names have been matched with WoRMS names
What type(s) are the data points?




other- specify:
Any other parameter(s) measured?


Reference(s) of publication(s) that was based on this dataset (one reference per textfield)
Reference(s) of publication(s) that describe this dataset in detail (one reference per textfield)
Format in which the dataset is available


Will the dataset be made available to EurOBIS?
How will the dataset be transferred to EurOBIS?
Upload dataset file (max. 10MB)
Request DOI


Is the dataset complete? Any additional comments?