EMIDOI will explore an innovative virtual marketplace. The marketplace will host many different products & services aimed at supporting a specific business community of organisations, both public and private, which are engaged in decommissioning of offshore installations. These will encompass retrieval services using metadatabases and distributed databases, brokerage mechanisms and services, secure transaction facilities for buying publications and for subscribing to ons databases, search engines, geographical retrieval options and inclusion of multimedia features for improving user interfaces.
The project will provide new insights into the process of integrating existing and emerging technologies in an operational information service. The project will also explore a number of business models for different services and, by consulting both information providers and end-users, will provide extra insights for exploitation strategies that can be applied by the partnership in the further implementation of the EMIDOI service, and by other electronic publishers in various other content and market domains.