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Euro-Argo Research Infrastructure Sustainability and Enhancement

Objective

The core Argo system is based on an array of profiling floats which measure every 10 days temperature and salinity throughout the deep global oceans, down to 2000 meters, and deliver data both in real time for operational users and, after careful scientific quality control, for climate change research and monitoring. Argo data policy is fully open and guarantees a free access of the data to all interested users. A new phase of the Argo programme is now being implemented at international level. This new phase has two main objectives: 1/ sustain the existing global array and 2/ extend its capabilities to greater depths and to biogeochemistry. The present target is to maintain a network of at least 4000 floats, with ¼ carrying biogeochemical parameters and ¼ going to abyssal oceans. There is more than ever a pressing need to better observe the oceans. This is recognised at the highest political levels (G7, IPCC and its Special Report on the ocean and cryosphere). Developing Argo and its extensions is, in particular, one the top priorities of the G7 Future of Oceans. The overarching objective of Euro-Argo RISE (Euro-Argo Research Infrastructure Sustainability and Enhancement) is to enhance and extend the capabilities of the Argo network to provide essential ocean observations to answer new societal and scientific challenges. Euro-Argo RISE project is needed now to allow Europe to timely develop the European contribution to this new phase of Argo and engage with new teams. Euro-Argo RISE aims to secure and improve the current network as well as to set up and organise on the long term the new components of the network, extending Argo observations towards biogeochemistry, greater depth, partially ice-covered and shallower water regions within a long-term sustainability plan supported by Member States and funding agencies.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/geochemistry/biogeochemistry

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRADEV-2018-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

EURO-ARGO ERIC
Address
Zi De La Pointe Du Diable Technopole Brest Iroise
29280 Plouzane
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 536 717,50

Participants (19)

ACRI ST SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 37 500
Address
Route Du Pin Montard 260
06904 Sophia Antipolis Cedex Biot
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BUNDESAMT FUR SEESCHIFFFAHRT UND HYDROGRAPHIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 120 625
Address
Bernhard-nocht-strasse 78
20359 Hamburg
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ILMATIETEEN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 225 375
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
00560 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM FUR OZEANFORSCHUNG KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 246 875
Address
Wischhofstrasse 1-3
24148 Kiel
Activity type
Research Organisations
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
EU contribution
€ 133 625
Address
Leoforos Athens Sounio 46 7Km
19013 Attikia Anavissos
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO ESPANOL DE OCEANOGRAFIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 177 625
Address
Corazon De Maria 8
28002 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
EU contribution
€ 872 026,25
Address
1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane
Activity type
Research Organisations
HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 23 217,50
Address
Nordnesgaten 50
5817 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTE OF OCEANOLOGY BAS
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 49 500
Address
Parvi May Str 40
9000 Varna
Activity type
Other
INSTYTUT OCEANOLOGII POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 156 250
Address
Ul. Powstancow Warszawy 55
81 712 Sopot
Activity type
Other
INSTITUTO PORTUGUES DO MAR E DA ATMOSFERA IP
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 54 922,50
Address
Rua C Ao Aeroporto
1749 077 Lisboa
Activity type
Other
MARINE INSTITUTE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 134 720
Address
Rinville Oranmore
H91 R673 Galway
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 35 709,38
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 112 875
Address
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/C
34010 Sgonico-trieste
Activity type
Research Organisations
PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 34 375
Address
Prospect Place West Hoe
PL1 3DH Plymouth
Activity type
Research Organisations
SOCIB - CONSORCIO PARA EL DISENO, CONSTRUCCION, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DEL SISTEMA DE OBSERVACION COSTERO DE LAS ILLES BALEARS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 153 816,25
Address
Edificio Naorte S/n, Bloque A, Planta 2, Puerta 3 Parc Bit
07121 Palma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
France
EU contribution
€ 554 611,25
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ORGANISATION METEOROLOGIQUE MONDIALE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 72 500
Address
Avenue De La Paix 7 Bis
1211 Geneva 2
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
NATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHY CENTRE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 220 540,62
Address
European Way
SO14 3ZH Southampton
Activity type
Research Organisations