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Ocean research by integrated observation networks

Objective

ORION is a 3-year project aimed at the development of a seafloor modular network for scientific research and early warning of major events (e.g. tsunamis and volcanic eruptions). The network will be composed by a central station acting as a network gateway and 2 autonomous satellite nodes (network hosts) , even if its modularity allows to increase the number of nodes. The nodes will host geophysical and oceanographic sensors, in particular broad-band seismological sensors, gravity meters, on-the-shelf oceanographic instruments, and acquisition systems. The satellite nodes will be acoustically linked to the central station that will communicate with shore by means of a surface buoy and a satellite link. The network will be fully tested ill actual deep-sea conditions through a long-term pilot experiment in a significant scientific area, for which a partner will furnish the ship at no cost for the project.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA
Address
Via Di Vigna Murata 605
Roma
Italy

Participants (6)

GEOMAR Forschungszentrum für marine Geowissenschaften an der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kie
Germany
Address
Wischhofsstrasse 1-3
24148 Kiel
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Via Gobetti 101
40129 Bologna
ORCA INSTRUMENTATION S.A.R.L.
France
Address
Rue Pierre Rivoallon 5
29200 Brest
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
Address
Salzufer 17-19
10587 Berlin
TECNOMARE SPA - SOCIETA PER LO SVILUPPO DELLE TECNOLOGIE MARINE
Italy
Address
San Marco 3584
30124 Venezia
UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES
Germany
Address
Luxemburger Strasse 10
13353 Berlin