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Fixed Point Open Ocean Observatories Network

Objective

The Fixed point Open Ocean Observatory network (FixO3) seeks to integrate European open ocean fixed point observatories and to improve access to these key installations for the broader community. These will provide multidisciplinary observations in all parts of the oceans from the air-sea interface to the deep seafloor. Coordinated by the National Oceanography Centre, UK, FixO3 will build on the significant advances achieved through the FP7 programmes EuroSITES, ESONET and CARBOOCEAN. With a budget of 7.00 Million Euros over 4 years (starting September 2013) the proposal has 29 partners drawn from academia, research institutions and SME’s. In addition 14 international experts from a wide range of disciplines comprise an Advisory Board.
The programme will be achieved through:
1. Coordination activities to integrate and harmonise the current procedures and processes. Strong links will be fostered with the wider community across academia, industry, policy and the general public through outreach, knowledge exchange and training.
2. Support actions to offer a) access to observatory infrastructures to those who do not have such access, and b) free and open data services and products.
3. Joint research activities to innovate and enhance the current capability for multidisciplinary in situ ocean observation.
Open ocean observation is currently a high priority for European marine and maritime activities. FixO3 will provide important data on environmental products and services to address the Marine Strategy Framework Directive and in support of the EU Integrated Maritime Policy. The FixO3 network will provide free and open access to in situ fixed point data of the highest quality. It will provide a strong integrated framework of open ocean facilities in the Atlantic from the Arctic to the Antarctic and throughout the Mediterranean, enabling an integrated, regional and multidisciplinary approach to understand natural and anthropogenic change in the ocean.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2012-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-CSA-Infra - Combination of CP and CSA

Coordinator

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
United Kingdom
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 947 952,35
Administrative Contact
Emma Hawkins (Ms.)

Participants (28)

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 286 378,50
Address
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/C
34010 Sgonico-trieste
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tiziana Maier (Dr.)
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
EU contribution
€ 508 202,20
Address
Leoforos Athens Sounio 46 7Km
19013 Attikia Anavissos
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stelios Kastrinakis (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 227 400
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Flink
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
EU contribution
€ 518 913,80
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liv-Grethe Gudmundsen (Ms.)
UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 167 900
Address
Hansine Hansens Veg 14
9019 Tromso
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Angélique Prick (Dr.)
CONSORCIO PARA EL DISENO, CONSTRUCCION, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DE LA PLATAFORMA OCEANICA DE CANARIAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 613 268,73
Address
Carretera De Taliarte
35200 Telde
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Octavio Llinas Gonzalez (Dr.)
ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 571 173,99
Address
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Catherine Audebert (Mrs.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 88 500
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sarah Hill (Ms.)
SLR ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING(IRELAND)LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 160 196,12
Address
Dundrum Business Park 7
14 Windy Arbour
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nick O'neill (Mr.)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
EU contribution
€ 630 456,09
Address
1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rachel Cazenave (Ms.)
BLUE LOBSTER IT LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 278 811,62
Address
Mynachlog
LL74 8SG Tyn Y Gongl
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kathryn Keeble (Dr.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 464 075,26
Address
Via Di Vigna Murata 605
00143 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paolo Favali (Prof.)
MARINE INSTITUTE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 138 059,93
Address
Rinville Oranmore
H91 R673 Galway
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Fiona Grant (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 99 200
Address
King's College Regent Walk
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kerry Kidd (Mrs.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 267 001,34
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sophie Deschaintres (Ms.)
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM FUR OZEANFORSCHUNG KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 49 862
Address
Wischhofstrasse 1-3
24148 Kiel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alexandra Drossou-Berendes (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 57 200
Address
C/ Juan De Quesada 30
35001 Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Melchor Gonzalez-Davila (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 22 200
Address
North Street 66 College Gate
KY16 9AJ St Andrews
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Trish Starrs (Mrs.)
INSTITUTO ESPANOL DE OCEANOGRAFIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 127 390,71
Address
Corazon De Maria 8
28002 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mariola Menendez (Ms.)
NKE INSTRUMENTATION SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 70 512
Address
Rue Gutenberg Zi Kerandre
56700 Hennebont
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yves Degres (Dr.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE DESENVOLVIMENTO DAS PESCAS
Cape Verde
EU contribution
€ 81 671,23
Address
Cova De Inglesa
- Mindelo - San Vicente
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Oscar Melicio (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 160 807,38
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mercedes Torrellas (Ms.)
TEXCEL TECHNOLOGY PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 14 040
Address
Thames Road
DA1 4SB Crayford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Shawyer (Mr.)
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 84 900,27
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulrika Hjelm (Dr.)
52°North Initiative for Geospatial Open Source Software GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 35 096
Address
Martin-luther-king-weg 24
48155 Münster
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Arne Bröring (Dr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 146 335,20
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Micaela Palestini (Dr.)
STICHTING NIOZ, KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS INSTITUUT VOOR ONDERZOEK DER ZEE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 88 885,97
Address
Landsdiep 4
1797 SZ Den Hoorn Texel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marcel Van Der Linden (Mr.)
IMAR - INSTITUTO DO MAR
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 93 609,31
Address
Rua Prof Dr Frederico Machado 4 Departamento De Oceanografia E Pescas Univ Dos Acores
9901-862 Horta
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ricardo Serrão Santos (Dr.)