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Euro-Argo Research Infrastructure Sustainability and Enhancement

Objective

The core Argo system is based on an array of profiling floats which measure every 10 days temperature and salinity throughout the deep global oceans, down to 2000 meters, and deliver data both in real time for operational users and, after careful scientific quality control, for climate change research and monitoring. Argo data policy is fully open and guarantees a free access of the data to all interested users. A new phase of the Argo programme is now being implemented at international level. This new phase has two main objectives: 1/ sustain the existing global array and 2/ extend its capabilities to greater depths and to biogeochemistry. The present target is to maintain a network of at least 4000 floats, with ¼ carrying biogeochemical parameters and ¼ going to abyssal oceans. There is more than ever a pressing need to better observe the oceans. This is recognised at the highest political levels (G7, IPCC and its Special Report on the ocean and cryosphere). Developing Argo and its extensions is, in particular, one the top priorities of the G7 Future of Oceans. The overarching objective of Euro-Argo RISE (Euro-Argo Research Infrastructure Sustainability and Enhancement) is to enhance and extend the capabilities of the Argo network to provide essential ocean observations to answer new societal and scientific challenges. Euro-Argo RISE project is needed now to allow Europe to timely develop the European contribution to this new phase of Argo and engage with new teams. Euro-Argo RISE aims to secure and improve the current network as well as to set up and organise on the long term the new components of the network, extending Argo observations towards biogeochemistry, greater depth, partially ice-covered and shallower water regions within a long-term sustainability plan supported by Member States and funding agencies.
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Coordinator

EURO-ARGO ERIC

Address

Zi De La Pointe Du Diable Technopole Brest Iroise
29280 Plouzane

France

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 536 717,50

Participants (18)

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ACRI-ST SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 37 500

BUNDESAMT FUR SEESCHIFFFAHRT UND HYDROGRAPHIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 120 625

ILMATIETEEN LAITOS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 225 375

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM FUR OZEANFORSCHUNG KIEL

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 246 875

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 133 625

INSTITUTO ESPANOL DE OCEANOGRAFIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 177 625

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

France

EU Contribution

€ 872 026,25

HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 23 217,50

INSTITUTE OF OCEANOLOGY - BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 49 500

INSTYTUT OCEANOLOGII POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 156 250

INSTITUTO PORTUGUES DO MAR E DA ATMOSFERA IP

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 54 922,50

MARINE INSTITUTE

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 134 720

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 256 250

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 112 875

PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 34 375

SOCIB - CONSORCIO PARA EL DISENO, CONSTRUCCION, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DEL SISTEMA DE OBSERVACION COSTERO DE LAS ILLES BALEARS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 153 816,25

SORBONNE UNIVERSITE

France

EU Contribution

€ 554 611,25

ORGANISATION METEOROLOGIQUE MONDIALE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 72 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 824131

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2019

  • End date

    31 December 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.4.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 953 406,25

  • EU contribution

    € 3 953 406,25

Coordinated by:

EURO-ARGO ERIC

France