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Task Group for the Extension of the Continental Shelf (EMEPC)
Native name
Estrutura de Missao para a Extensao da Plataforma Continental
Rua Costa Pinto 165
Paco de Arcos
+351 213 004 165
+351 213 905 225
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organisation profile

EMEPC (The Portuguese Task Group for the Extension of the Continental Shelf) is a Governmental organization acting under the Portuguese Minister of Agriculture, Sea, Environment and Territory Planning, devoted to prepare the Portuguese submission to the CLCS (Committee on the Limits of the Continental Shelf) in the scope of UNCLOS (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea) Art 76. The specific nature of Art 76º related work implies a strong commitment from the EMEPC to applied and fundamental marine research and the gathering of a large multidisciplinary marine data collection, especially in the fields of hydrography and marine geology and geophysics. To potentiate this national effort, the EMEPC was charged of supporting Portuguese marine R&DI initiatives in the fields of: Oceanography, Hydrography, Marine Geology, Marine Geophysics, Marine Biology and Geographic Information Systems. Since the time of its creation in 2005, the EMEPC has been continuously collecting swath bathymetry data and organized nine successful oceanographic campaigns with a strong participation of different research centers and Universities. Its team is composed by a multidisciplinary group of technicians and researchers with a strong background in different kinds of marine operations and studies. The EMEPC has a competitive infra-structure, manages the 6000  m rated work class ROV LUSO and is capable to deal with different marine equipments, multidisciplinary data analysis and information management of large data volumes.

results in other services

  • Data Discovery & Access service - Data Originators (CDI)
  • Cruise summary report (CSR)
  • Marine environmental research project (EDMERP)

edmo metadata

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Collating centre
Hydrographic Institute (IHPT)
Latest update
22 February 2018 9:45:00 AM