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OPERATING A NETWORK OF INTEGRATED OBSERVATORY SYSTEMS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Objective

ODYSSEA will develop, operate and demonstrate an interoperable and cost-effective platform that fully integrates networks of observing and forecasting systems across the Mediterranean basin, addressing both the open sea and the coastal zone. The platform will collect its data from the many databases maintained by agencies, public authorities, and institutions of Mediterranean EU and non-EU countries, integrating existing earth observation facilities and networks in the Mediterranean Sea building on key initiatives such as Copernicus, GEOSS, GOOS, EMODNet, ESFRI, Lifewatch, Med-OBIS, GBIF, AquaMaps, Marine IBA e-atlas, MAPAMED and others with marine and maritime links. Through ODYSSEA’s end-user centred approach, in which the various groups of end-users and stakeholders, within and external to the Consortium, will be involved from Day 1 of the project in the design, development and operation of the platform, including identification of gaps in data collection and accessibility. High priority gaps will be filled through multiple approaches that include developing a network of coastal observatories, deploying novel in-situ sensors at sea (a.o. microplastic sensors), oceanographic modelling and integrating existing mobile apps for citizen scientist networks. Applying advanced algorithms to organise, homogenise and fuse the large quantities of data in common standard type and format as well as other types of formats, the ODYSSEA platform will provide both primary data and on-demand derived data services, including forecasts, from ALL Mediterranean countries through a SINGLE PUBLIC PORTAL to various end-user groups and stakeholders. End-user requirements will drive the creation of secondary data sets which the platform will provide as new and packaged services matching the specialised information needs of users. ODYSSEA will improve accessibility to existing data as well as increase the temporal and geographic coverage of observational data in the Mediterranean.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/databases
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-BG-2016-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

DIMOKRITIO PANEPISTIMIO THRAKIS
Address
Panepistimioupoli Rectorate Building
69100 Komotini
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 407 500

Participants (27)

IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 225 625
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 335 125
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA PARA LA INVESTIGACION, PROMOCION Y ESTUDIOS COMERCIALES DE VALENCIAPORT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 164 000
Address
Avenida Muelle Del Turia S/n
46024 Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 234 111
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WCMC LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 301 250
Address
Huntingdon Road 219
CB3 0DL Cambridge
Activity type
Research Organisations
REGIONAL ACTIVITY CENTRE FOR SPECIALLY PROTECTED AREAS
Tunisia
EU contribution
€ 305 000
Address
Boulevard Du Leader Yasser Arafat
1080 Tunis
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
BLUE LOBSTER IT LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 242 500
Address
Mynachlog
LL74 8SG Tyn Y Gongl
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING DELTARES
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 397 500
Address
Boussinesqweg 1
2629 HV Delft
Activity type
Research Organisations
ALSEAMAR
France
EU contribution
€ 826 250
Address
6 Rue Paul Baudry
75008 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 310 093,75
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGIR Association de Gestion Intégrée des Ressources
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 151 750
Address
188 Rue Mbarek Ql Bakkay
32000 Al Hoceima
Activity type
Other
SARL NORD SUD VENTURES
Algeria
EU contribution
€ 151 750
Address
3 Rue Ghara Djebilet Ex Jean Mace
16000 Alger
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASSOCIATION NATIONALE DE DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE ET DE LA CONSERVATION DE LA VIE SAUVAGE
Tunisia
EU contribution
€ 151 750
Address
The Colise Building, Stairs C, Deskn 311, 3Rd Floo Abib Bourguiba Avenue
1001 Tunis
Activity type
Other
ARAB NETWORK FOR ENVIRONMENT & DEVELOPMENT
Egypt
EU contribution
€ 167 000
Address
Misr Lel Taamir Bldgs., Building 3 District 1 -First Floor
11931 Zahraa Maadi Cairo
Activity type
Other
ISTANBUL UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 185 625
Address
Istanbul Universitesi Center Campus Beyazit Eminonu
34452 Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
EU contribution
€ 121 875
Address
Leoforos Athens Sounio 46 7Km
19013 Attikia Anavissos
Activity type
Research Organisations
HIDROMOD MODELACAO EM ENGENHARIA LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 306 250
Address
Rua Rui Teles Palhinha Piso 1 4
2740 278 Porto Salvo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 217 125
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DEVELOGIC GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 660 000
Address
Hammer Deich 70
20537 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GTD SISTEMAS DE INFORMACION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 296 500
Address
Paseo Garcia Faria 17
08005 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASSOCIATION ECO OCEAN
Israel
EU contribution
€ 250 136,25
Address
Hayarkon Street 113
63573 Tel Aviv Yaffo
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF NATURE IN ISRAEL
Israel
EU contribution
€ 157 500
Address
2 Hanegev
66186 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Other
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 205 000
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COLLECTE LOCALISATION SATELLITES
France
EU contribution
€ 718 750
Address
11 Rue Hermes
31520 Ramonville St Agne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THALES
France
EU contribution
€ 311 250
Address
Tour Carpe Diem Place Des Corolles Esplanade Nord
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EDISOFT-EMPRESA DE SERVICOS E DESENVOLVIMENTO DE SOFTWARE SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 140 000
Address
Rua Calvet Magalhaes 245
2770 153 Paco De Arcos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGORA P.S.V.D.
Israel
EU contribution
€ 457 500
Address
Hamapiliemstreet 17/3
92545 Jerusalem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)