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European Multidisciplinary Seafloor Observation

Objective

The European Multidisciplinary Seafloor Observation - Preparatory Phase (EMSO-PP) is a 4-year project with the main objective of establishing the legal and governance framework for EMSO, an infrastructure servicing scientists and other stakeholders in Europe and outside Europe for long-term deep water observation and investigation. The Preparatory Phase will handle all further actions towards the actual realisation of the infrastructure and its long-term management. Moreover, it will promote the catalytic process and synergic effort at EC and national levels, coordinating and harmonising all the resources made available, in link with the Network of Excellence ESONET. One peculiarity of the EMSO infrastructure, among the ones indicated within ESFRI, is that it is geographically distributed around European waters from the Arctic to the Mediterranean Sea EMSO cabled deep-sea observatories deployed on specific sites will allow – as a basic scientific objective – to make real-time long-term monitoring of environmental processes in the geosphere, biosphere and hydrosphere of European seas. The observatories will be organised in a unique management structure at European level which is part of an international endeavour in seafloor observatories. A pan-European Core Legal Entity (CLE) and several Regional Legal Entities (RLEs) will be defined and founded. The responsibilities of CLE and RLEs, with respect to their internal decision-making processes, as well as their external relations (to stakeholders, users, etc.) will be established. In the project, 9 work packages are envisaged to manage all the activities (including legal, governance, logistical, financial, strategic, and technical work). EMSO-PP will constitute a breakthrough towards a large scale European infrastructure progressing the scientific knowledge and technologies. It will providing an innovative mean for environmental monitoring and geo-hazard impact mitigation.

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2007-1
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Coordinator

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA
Address
Via Di Vigna Murata 605
00143 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 696 079,50
Administrative Contact
Antonio Meloni (Prof.)

Participants (12)

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
EU contribution
€ 547 548,27
Address
1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Philippe Moal (Mr.)
KONSORTIUM DEUTSCHE MEERESFORSCHUNG EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 404 640,10
Address
Markgrafenstrasse 37
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rolf Peinert (Dr.)
MARINE INSTITUTE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 390 190,68
Address
Rinville Oranmore
H91 R673 Galway
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michael Gillooly (Mr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 308 005,46
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marc Garcia Ferrer (Ms.)
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 218 831,10
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Margareta Ahlqwist (Dr.)
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
EU contribution
€ 296 780,50
Address
Leoforos Athens Sounio 46 7Km
19013 Attikia Anavissos
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vasilios Lykousis (Dr.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 198 888
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wilthshire
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Denise Martin (Ms.)
UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 310 132,60
Address
Hansine Hansens Veg 14
9019 Tromso
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Inger Solheim (Dr.)
FUNDACAO PARA A CIENCIA E A TECNOLOGIA

Participation ended

Portugal
Address
Avenida D Carlos I 126
1249 074 Lisboa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Graça Bangy (Dr.)
ISTANBUL TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 169 747
Address
Ayazaga Kampusu
34469 Maslak Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mehmet Namik Cagatay (Prof.)
STICHTING NIOZ, KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS INSTITUUT VOOR ONDERZOEK DER ZEE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 167 075,76
Address
Landsdiep 4
1797 SZ Den Hoorn Texel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maarten A. Van Arkel (Mr.)
FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA FP
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 192 081,03
Address
Campo Grande Edificio C1 Piso 3
1749 016 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Livia Moreira