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Gliders for Research, Ocean Observation and Management

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.

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)

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

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 289 003,12

UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 276 000

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM FUR OZEANFORSCHUNG KIEL

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 320 790

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM GEESTHACHT ZENTRUM FUR MATERIAL- UND KUSTENFORSCHUNG GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 229 304

ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 212 316

UNIVERSITAT TRIER

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 52 800

ILMATIETEEN LAITOS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 80 798,25

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 224 194,28

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

France

EU Contribution

€ 182 935,68

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 63 232,12

NATO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION

Belgium

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 146 250

UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 156 857,40

STIFTELSEN NANSEN SENTER FOR MILJOOG FJERNMALING

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 103 053

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 176 678,16

CONSORCIO PARA EL DISENO, CONSTRUCCION, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DE LA PLATAFORMA OCEANICA DE CANARIAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 117 799,76

THE SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR MARINESCIENCE LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 106 466,40

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 209 280

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 163 536,52

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 284321

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2011

  • End date

    31 December 2014

Funded under:

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 938 338,47

  • EU contribution

    € 3 500 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6

France