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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.
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Coordinator

DIMOKRITIO PANEPISTIMIO THRAKIS

Address

Panepistimioupoli Rectorate Building
69100 Komotini

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 407 500

Participants (27)

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IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 225 625

TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 335 125

FUNDACION DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA PARA LA INVESTIGACION, PROMOCION Y ESTUDIOS COMERCIALES DE VALENCIAPORT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 164 000

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 234 111

WCMC LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 301 250

REGIONAL ACTIVITY CENTRE FOR SPECIALLY PROTECTED AREAS

Tunisia

EU Contribution

€ 305 000

BLUE LOBSTER IT LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 242 500

STICHTING DELTARES

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 397 500

ALSEAMAR

France

EU Contribution

€ 826 250

ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 310 093,75

AGIR Association de Gestion Intégrée des Ressources

Morocco

EU Contribution

€ 151 750

SARL NORD SUD VENTURES

Algeria

EU Contribution

€ 151 750

ASSOCIATION NATIONALE DE DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE ET DE LA CONSERVATION DE LA VIE SAUVAGE

Tunisia

EU Contribution

€ 151 750

ARAB NETWORK FOR ENVIRONMENT & DEVELOPMENT

Egypt

EU Contribution

€ 167 000

ISTANBUL UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 185 625

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 121 875

HIDROMOD MODELACAO EM ENGENHARIA LDA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 306 250

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 217 125

DEVELOGIC GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 660 000

GTD SISTEMAS DE INFORMACION SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 296 500

ASSOCIATION ECO OCEAN

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 250 136,25

THE SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF NATURE IN ISRAEL

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 157 500

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 205 000

COLLECTE LOCALISATION SATELLITES

France

EU Contribution

€ 718 750

THALES SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 311 250

EDISOFT-EMPRESA DE SERVICOS E DESENVOLVIMENTO DE SOFTWARE SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 140 000

AGORA P.S.V.D.

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 457 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 727277

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2017

  • End date

    30 November 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.5.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 398 716,25

  • EU contribution

    € 8 398 716

Coordinated by:

DIMOKRITIO PANEPISTIMIO THRAKIS

Greece