EMODnet is a long term marine data initiative. More than 150 organisations are involved in the EMODnet programme; new contributors are always welcome via the EMODnet Associated Partnership Scheme (http://www.emodnet.eu/emodnet-associated-partners). To further increase the quantity and quality of available European marine data, the EMODnet Data Ingestion Portal (https://www.emodnet-ingestion.eu/) was launched in 2017. It takes a pro-active and strategic approach, to target datasets that can fill key gaps by reaching out to other initiatives or specific communities that are collecting data but who do not traditionally share their data, such as the private sector. See more at http://www.emodnet.eu/