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High Arctic Ocean Observation System

Objective

HiAOOS will develop, implement, and validate several ocean observing technologies to improve data collection in the ice-covered Arctic Ocean. A network of multipurpose moorings will be deployed for two years in the deep Nansen and Amundsen Basins. The network will provide point measurements of ocean and sea ice and active and passive acoustic data for several applications, including acoustic thermometry, geo-positioning of underwater floats, detection of marine mammals, geohazards and human generate noise. The mooring system will build on the successful basin wide Coordinated Arctic Acoustic Thermometry Experiment-CAATEX experiment and extend the existing Mooring Observations from the Atlantic Water Inflow Experiment (ATWAIN). A new generation of moorings will be developed where data can be transferred to the surface using ROV or winch technology. Ice buoys with new acoustic array technology will be developed for testing of underwater geo-positioning, local navigation networks for glider operations and for localization of geophysical events. These developments will advance several research infra structures with new observing technology and create new opportunities for forefront research. To unlock the capabilities of the new observing system methods and tools will be developed to analyse and visualize the observations for different applications using digital methods and technologies including machine learning. The methods and tools will be ingested into a digital platform blue Insight, and available through Zenodo. Training and use cases will use the platform to train different user groups associated with research infrastructures, research communities and technology developers. All data, methods and tools will be available following the FAIR principles. Field experiments will be carried out every summer from 2024 to 2026, and every field experiment will be assessed with respect to environemntal impact prior to the start of the experiment.

Coordinator

STIFTELSEN NANSEN SENTER FOR MILJOOG FJERNMALING
Net EU contribution
€ 3 928 912,00
Address
Jahnebakken 3
5007 Bergen
Norway

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Region
Norge Vestlandet Vestland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (11)

INSTYTUT OCEANOLOGII POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 535 000,00
Address
Ul. Powstancow Warszawy 55
81 712 Sopot

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Region
Makroregion północny Pomorskie Trójmiejski
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
NORSK POLARINSTITUTT
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 1 410 011,38
Address
Hjalmar Johannesens 14
9296 Tromsoe

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Region
Norge Nord-Norge Troms og Finnmark
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 722 530,00
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen

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Region
Norge Vestlandet Vestland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
NAXYS TECHNOLOGIES AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 904 071,25
Address
Hegrenesveien 50
5042 Bergen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Norge Vestlandet Vestland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
Stinger Technology AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 200 075,00
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
MUNDAL SUBSEA AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 121 602,50
Address
Radoyvegen 387
5938 Saebovagen

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Region
Norge Vestlandet Vestland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 295 000,00
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio

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Region
Ηράκλειο Κρήτη Νησιά Αιγαίου
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
FUNDACAO EUROCEAN
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 248 596,25
Address
Avenida Dom Carlos I 126-2
1249 074 Lisboa

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 108 542,63
Address
Nordnesgaten 50
5817 Bergen

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Region
Norge Vestlandet Vestland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 454 937,50
Address
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven

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Region
Bremen Bremen Bremerhaven, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
KONGSBERG MARITIME AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 571 080,00
Address
Strandpromenaden 50
3183 Horten

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Region
Norge Agder og Sør-Østlandet Vestfold og Telemark
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

UNIVERSITY OF BATH
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath

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Region
South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data