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Ferrybox - from on-line oceanographic measurements to environmental information

Objective

European (Mediterranean to Baltic) environmental variability of key eco-system parameters will be more closely monitored than previously possible using instruments on ferryboats (Ferry-Boxes). 11 partners will work on 8 routes. SMEs, scientific, operational and policy-oriented institutions are involved. Uniform quality controls and assembly of data and meta-data will be developed. Scientific analysis will concentrate on water quality - eutrophication, transport of sediment and contaminants. European wide assessment of variability will set a baseline for judging future and past ecosystem changes. Improvement of operational models by assimilation of high-resolution temporal and spatial data is a major goal. It will be a substantial cost-effective contribution to EuroGOOSaims. It will deliver recommendations for future operational monitoring and modelling. Developed hard and software will marketable by the European industry.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

GKSS - FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GEESTHACHT GMBH
Address
Max-planck-strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht
Germany

Participants (10)

CHELSEA INSTRUMENTS LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Central Avenue 55
KT8 2QZ West Molesey
ESTONIAN MARINE INSTITUTE
Estonia
Address
Marja 4D
10617 Tallinn
FINNISH INSTITUTE OF MARINE RESEARCH
Finland
Address
Lyypekinkuja 3A
00931 Helsinki
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
Address
46,7 Km Athens-sounion Avenue
19013 Anavyssos
HYDROMOD SCIENTIFIC CONSULTING GBR
Germany
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 52
22871 Wedel
INSTITUTO ESPANOL DE OCEANOGRAFIA
Spain
Address
S/n,promontorio De San Martin S/n
39004 Santander
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Bidston Observatory, Bidston Hill
CH43 7RA Prenton
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Empress Dock
SO14 3ZH Southampton
NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE FOR SEA RESEARCH
Netherlands
Address
Landsdiep 4
1790 AB Den Burg
NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE FOR WATER RESEARCH
Norway
Address
19,Brekkeveien 19
0411 Oslo