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TOWARDS A JOINT EUROPEAN RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORK FOR COASTAL OBSERVATORIES

Objective

Around European coastal seas, the number of marine observing systems is quickly increasing under the pressure of both monitoring requirements and oceanographic research. Present demands for such systems include reliable, high-quality and comprehensive observations, automated platforms and sensors systems, as well as autonomy over long time periods. In-situ data collected, combined with remote sensing and models output, contribute to detect, understand and forecast the most crucial coastal processes over extensive areas within the various national and regional marine environments.

Coastal observations are an important part of the marine research puzzle of activities and applications. However significant heterogeneity exists in Europe concerning technological design of observing systems, measured parameters, practices for maintenance and quality control, as well as quality standards for sensors and data exchange. Up to now, the expansion of “coastal observatories” has been driven by domestic interests and mainly undertaken through short-term research projects. Therefore the main challenge for the research community is now to increase the coherence and the sustainability of these dispersed infrastructures by addressing their future within a shared pan-European framework.

This is the main objective of JERICO, which proposes a Pan European approach for a European coastal marine observatory network, integrating infrastructure and technologies such as moorings, drifters, ferrybox and gliders. Networking activities will lead to the definitions of best practices for design, implementation, maintenance and distribution of data of coastal observing systems, as well as the definition of a quality standard. Harmonisation and strengthening coastal observation systems within EuroGOOS regions will be sought.

Unique twin Trans National Access experiments will be carried out in order to reveal the potential of datasets used in synergy. Central coastal infrastructure in Europe will be opened for international research. This will among other benefits GMES and European contribution to climate change research.

New joint research will be conducted in order to identify new and strategic technologies to be implemented in the next generation European coastal observatories. Focus is given on emerging technologies and the biochemical compartment.

JERICO intends to contribute to the international and global effort on climate change research (GEOSS), to provide coastal data inputs for operational ocean observing and forecasting, and also to answer to some of the needs of the environmental research and societal communities.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/sensors
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/remote sensing
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data exchange
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/climatology/climatic changes

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2010-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-CSA-Infra - Combination of CP and CSA

Coordinator

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
Address
1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 073 118,19
Administrative Contact
Patrick Farcy (Mr.)

Participants (26)

SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 278 362,61
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Seppo Kaitala (Dr.)
INSTYTUT BUDOWNICTWA WODNEGO POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 41 462
Address
Ul. Koscierska 7
80328 Gdansk
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Malgorzata Robakiewicz (Dr.)
DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 94 523
Address
Lyngbyvej 100
2100 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jun She (Dr.)
NORSK INSTITUTT FOR VANNFORSKNING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 503 756,53
Address
Gaustadalleen 21
0349 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Merete Johannessen Ulstein (Ms.)
HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 155 923
Address
Nordnesgaten 50
5817 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jan Gunnar Hordnes (Mr.)
STICHTING DELTARES
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 141 436,62
Address
Boussinesqweg 1
2629 HV Delft
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jolanda Van Bussel (Ms.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 289 800,78
Address
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/C
34010 Sgonico-trieste
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nicola Archidiacono (Dr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 429 754,96
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rodolfo Carloni (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA TA MALTA
Malta
EU contribution
€ 62 957,73
Address
University Campus, Tal-qroqq
2080 Msida
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mark Debono (Mr.)
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
EU contribution
€ 538 262,76
Address
Leoforos Athens Sounio 46 7Km
19013 Attikia Anavissos
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Euripides Papadopoulos (Mr.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 494 450,01
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Denise Martin (Ms.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 26 525
Address
Via Di Vigna Murata 605
00143 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Livia Cassai (Ms.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM GEESTHACHT ZENTRUM FUR MATERIAL- UND KUSTENFORSCHUNGGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 394 221,30
Address
Max Planck Strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sabine Roeskam (Ms.)
INSTITUT ROYAL DES SCIENCES NATURELLES DE BELGIQUE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 187 790,13
Address
Rue Vautier 29
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Brigitte Lauwaert (Ms.)
Food and Environment Research Agency
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 187 608,25
Address
Area 1A, Nobel House, Smith Square 17
SW1P 3JR London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Susan Bramford (Ms.)
SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 191 122,95
Address
Folkborgsvaegen 1
601 76 Norrkoeping
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bengt Karlson (Dr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 258 577,49
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eusebio Jiménez Arroyo (Mr.)
STICHTING NIOZ, KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS INSTITUUT VOOR ONDERZOEK DER ZEE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 26 055
Address
Landsdiep 4
1797 SZ Den Hoorn Texel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maarten A. Van Arkel (Mr.)
MARINE INSTITUTE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 171 691
Address
Rinville Oranmore
H91 R673 Galway
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Glenn Nolan (Dr.)
BLUE LOBSTER IT LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 148 201,99
Address
Mynachlog
LL74 8SG Tyn Y Gongl
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Simon Keeble (Mr.)
FUNDACION AZTI - AZTI FUNDAZIOA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 58 134
Address
Txatxarramendi Ugartea Z/g
48395 Sukarrieta
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Julien Mader (Mr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 443 750,05
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antoine Weexsteen (Mr.)
INSTITUTO HIDROGRAFICO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 39 552
Address
R. Das Trinas 49
1249-093 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonio Martinho (Mr.)
INSTITUTE OF OCEANOLOGY BAS
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 18 805,25
Address
Parvi May Str 40
9000 Varna
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Atanas Palazov (Dr.)
Puertos del Estado
Spain
EU contribution
€ 117 175,40
Address
Avenida Del Partenon 10
28042 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rolando Lago Cuervo (Mr.)
FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 126 982
Address
Via A Imperatore 16
73100 Lecce
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonio De Rinaldis (Mr.)