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Gliders for Research, Ocean Observation and Management

Objective

Underwater gliders are intelligent and affordable platforms, useful for long-term, multi parameter marine observations. Because of their remotely controlled navigational capabilities and the high spatial and temporal resolution of their measurements in real-time, gliders have been identified to fill gaps existing in the existing ocean observing systems. Along with there rapidly growing importance in purely science driven applications, the implementation of gliders into the Global Ocean Observing System has been recognized as a key point to improve the observational capabilities of the observing systems.

The objective of the GROOM proposal is the design of a new European research infrastructure to use underwater gliders for the benefit of European citizens, researcher, and industry. GROOM will define the scientific, technological and organizational/legal levels, of a European glider capacity for research and sustained observations of the oceans, in line with the other European and international initiatives for marine in-situ observations. The proposal for this new infrastructure strongly relies on EuroARGO and JERICO infrastructures which are emerging and also considers the relevant international coordinating bodies such as GOOS. The proposed technological infrastructures will be based on several dedicated 'gliderports' to maintain and operate a European fleet of gliders in coordination with US, Canadian, Australian and other similar infrastructures. This new infrastructure would be beneficial for both academic oceanographic research and operational oceanography systems on which a large number of marine activities and societal applications now rely.

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2011-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6
Address
Place Jussieu 4
75252 Paris
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 388 705,31
Administrative Contact
Melanie Pellen (Ms.)

Participants (19)

NATO SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION - CENTRE FOR MARITIME RESEARCH & EXPERIMENTATION

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Italy
EU contribution
€ 289 003,12
Address
Viale San Bartolomeo 400
19126 La Spezia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Edoardo Bovio (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 276 000
Address
Avenue Panepistimiou 2109 Aglantzi
1678 Nicosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgios Georgiou (Prof.)
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM FUR OZEANFORSCHUNG KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 320 790
Address
Wischhofstrasse 1-3
24148 Kiel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alexandra Drossou-Berendes (Dr.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM HEREON GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 229 304
Address
Max Planck Strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sabine Röskam (Ms.)
ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 212 316
Address
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Catherine Audebert (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITAT TRIER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 52 800
Address
Universitatsring 15
54296 Trier
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alexander Proelss (Prof.)
ILMATIETEEN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 80 798,25
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
00560 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Leena Tuomainen (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 224 194,28
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Hélène Faradji (Dr.)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
EU contribution
€ 182 935,68
Address
1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sylvie Pouliquen (Mrs.)
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
EU contribution
€ 63 232,12
Address
Leoforos Athens Sounio 46 7Km
19013 Attikia Anavissos
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Achilleas Argiriou (Mr.)
NATO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION
Belgium
Address
Boulevard Leopold Iii
1110 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean-Guy Fontaine (Prof.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 146 250
Address
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/C
34010 Sgonico-trieste
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francesco Gabrielli (Mr.)
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
EU contribution
€ 156 857,40
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liv-Grethe Gudmundsen (Ms.)
STIFTELSEN NANSEN SENTER FOR MILJOOG FJERNMALING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 103 053
Address
Thormohlensgate 47
5006 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lars-Gunnar Veland (Mr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 176 678,16
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eusebio Jiménez Arroyo (Mr.)
CONSORCIO PARA EL DISENO, CONSTRUCCION, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DE LA PLATAFORMA OCEANICA DE CANARIAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 117 799,76
Address
Carretera De Taliarte
35200 Telde
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paula Pacheco (Ms.)
THE SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR MARINESCIENCE LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 106 466,40
Address
Scottish Marine Institute
PA37 1QA Dunbeg Oban
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elaine Walton (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 209 280
Address
Earlham Road
NR4 7TJ Norwich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fiona Meardon (Ms.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 163 536,52
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Denise Martin (Ms.)