Welcome to CefMAT

This suite of data assessment tools builds on the European Marine Ecosystem Observatory (EMECO), extending its initial “proof of concept” remit from Eutrophication (e.g. OSPAR Assessments) to delivery of its driving remit, national and international assessments under the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) and the Oslo and Paris Convention for the protection and conservation of the North-East Atlantic (OSPAR). It enables rapid integration and visualisation of multi-platform, multi-parameter and multi-national data, at anational and regional scale which users can query and view as integrated data assessment outputs, graphs, time-series plots, bespoke assessment maps, and generate reporting material. It delivers transparent, auditable, cost-effective policy-relevant information, e.g. suitable for assessing good environmental status.

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Functions & features

Web-based services for its users.

The Datatool CefMAT provides a suite of web-based services to its users. Different users will have access to different functionality depending on the requirements and permissions.

Public Users have access to all data and functionality that is public, but do not have access to any other data or functionality in the Datatool.

Registered Users have access to additional functionality, e.g.the ability to save their own query of data and data outputs generated within the Datatool as a project. In addition, registered users may be granted permission to access a range of other functionality to generate MSFD and OSPAR environmental assessments and reports for Defra. CefMAT is administered by Cefas. To become a registered user, you will require a username and password. Please contact Cefas for further information.

Build online queries

Interactive query tool.

CefMAT has an interactive query tool to that allows the user to build queries by selecting:

  • Parameters;
  • Date ranges and time periods;
  • Spatial areas and regions;
  • Data filters and statistics;
  • Various types of data output (tables, charts/graphs, maps).

Public users will be able to select public data from the menu. Registered users will be able to select public data and restricted access data under agreed terms and conditions.

Data outputs

Generation of outputs from different datasets.

CefMAT includes options to produce various outputs from the data generated by the query in the form of data tables, charts/graphs and maps.

The Datatool allow users to manipulate the data to generate data outputs as well as trace the data back to the original source. The purpose is to make the Datatool and all of its outputs transparent and traceable back to the original data owner.

The metadata associated with each dataset details the data owners and any processing that has been applied during import. Registered users are also able to export the data outputs for inclusion into reports or presentations.

View maps & graphs

Data outputs generated as Maps & Graphs.

CefMAT allows users to apply different functionalities to visualise and integrate data outputs generated from a variety of sources in the form of charts/graphs and maps.

Registered users may have access to functionalities to produce assessment maps that are policy-relevant. These are maps customised to address specific assessments requirements in compliance with formally agreed procedures and protocols for MSFD and OSPAR.

About the data tool

These Datatools provide a suite of web-based services to its users. Different users will have access to different functionality depending on the requirements and permissions

There are three types of users:

Public Users have access to all data and functionality that is public, but do not have access to any other data or functionality in the Datatool.

Registered Users have access to additional functionality e.g. the ability to draw and save their own set of polygons to query the data within. In addition, registered users may be granted permission to access a range of other functionality, including permission to upload data into the EMECO Datatools and generate environmental assessments.

Admin Users can create new and delete old users, define the type of user, view registered users data, make registered users data public on request, create and edit registered and public data menus. Admin users have access to all data in the tool.

To become a registered user, you will require a username and password from an administrator. Contact the Datatools Team for further information.

Defra and Cefas are committed to complying with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 that govern the processing of personal data.

Acknowledgement

Use by you of the data (which includes model outputs and simulations) on this site is entirely at your own risk and is undertaken in accordance with the User Licence.